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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What we do is recycle our wastes into our own leaching field, which produces fertilizer.
"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 upper plume moved along near the surface of the water table and contained the highest nitrate concentration of the three plumes; at nearly 3000 [micro]M, it was similar to literature values [8] for septic effluent that has just left the leaching field. The nitrate, B, and K concentrations in this plume differed considerably from those of the other plumes (Fig.
The flow is measured and then goes to a leaching field through a dosing chamber.