Leaching field

Leaching field

A system of underground tile or pipes arranged in trenches filled with gravel on the downhill side of a septic tank. The waste is discharged into the tile bed and seeps into the soil along the lengths of the feeders.

absorption field, disposal field

absorption field composed of absorption trenches Extent of coarse aggregate indicated by shaded area
A system of trenches containing coarse aggregate and distribution pipes through which septic-tank effluent may seep into the surrounding soil.
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A three-layer barrier structure permanently contains all fluids within the boundaries of the heap and connects the leaching field to the process ponds.
If you have sewers, but the residents can't connect, they will need larger lots to support the leaching field.
Traditional leaching field systems are prone to failure due to soils with low, or very high, permeability.
The flow is measured and then goes to a leaching field through a dosing chamber.
Our water storage reservoirs and leaching fields are located in the north San Fernando Valley.
By filtering out the majority of the wet waste solids, fats, oils and greases "at source," the potential for water pollution from raw sewage spills from municipal sewage treatment plants and septic tank leaching fields overflows are reduced.