Different types of drains
We will examine the various types of sewer systems in this article. For those looking for a new house, this is very helpful, because they will be able to understand what type of wastewater system they deal with. Of course, this article also will help those who only want to learn more about the nature of their current wastewater system.
Sewers in combination
This sewer type combines waste in a single compact treatment location from various subterranean pipes, such as waste water, waste water, and storm water. Combined sewers are mainly utilized in urban areas and do not require any storage and pre-treatment of waste water. The waste water is not treated in this system since it is transferred directly to the treatment plant. Due to this problem, the wastewater system is constructed to ensure that there is no waste in the wastewater pipeline which is stagnated.
A downhill gradient must be structured in order to improve the flow. Combined wastewater systems are one of the safest and most convenient sewer technology out there. The problems of this wastewater system are maintenance costs and not user-friendly (that always requires professional service and repair) and must be treated frequently.
The risk of overflow of sewage is very low, and separate sewers are much safer than combined sewer systems. The proper hygienic characteristic means that you don’t need to worry about mosquitoes and the odor of the sewer. It is convenient and very unlikely to present any health risks. The cost of operation is relatively less than that associated with wastewater. One of the main issues with this system is that in areas with a high population it is extremely difficult to establish. In terms of capital and maintenance costs, it is even more costly than the combined sewage system.
This is more of an affordable sewer system than the two above-mentioned sewage types. Even their operating costs are cheaper, so you can long-term save a lot of cash. Building and fixing is also easy because the materials can be acquired locally. It is also straightforward to extend a simplified sewer. Of course it also has its own disadvantages such as that it has to be set up by an expert for regularly repairing and unlocking for optimal performance.
Free of solids
This is basically the same with simplified sewage systems as their operating costs are small, easily extended and can also be built from local materials. The fact that there is no problem installing this wastewater system in populated areas makes it viable for home owners. In terms of frequent maintenance and professional supervision, it share the same disadvantage with the simplified system. Some people might find it inconvenient, as it requires that the owner knows how to maintain the sewage system basic and operate it.