Pressure Distribution Design for Septic Tank Systems

by Richard J. Otis, Specialist; Dept. of Civ. and Environmental Engrg., Univ. of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisc.,

Serial Information: Journal of the Environmental Engineering Division, 1982, Vol. 108, Issue 1, Pg. 123-140

Document Type: Journal Paper


Pressure distribution of septic tank effluent in subsurface soil absorption systems is gaining in popularity. This method of effluent distribution has the advantage over other methods of providing dosing in addition to more uniform distribution which reduces the rate of soil clogging and prevents localized overloading. However, the application of these networks has been limited because of the complexity of their design. To overcome this difficulty, the design criteria are discussed and a simplified design procedure presented.

Subject Headings: Pressure distribution | Septic tanks | Soil pressure | Effluents | Subsurface environment | Absorption | Overloads

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