In our last article on septic systems in Whispering Pines, North Carolina we mentioned how critical it is to maintain our septic systems properly. This is both for the health and safety of the individual homeowner as well as assuring the purity of one of our most treasured natural resources, the eight community lakes that make Whispering Pines, North Carolina so beautiful and sought after as a place to live.
Every home in Whispering Pines, North Carolina has its own private wastewater septic system which consists of a watertight container connected to a drainfield. When properly designed and maintained, it is a both a cost effective and environmentally friendly way to dispose of wastewaters produced in a home's bathroom, kitchen and laundry.
There are a number of different septic systems, each with its own design. The conventional system is the one most commonly used in North Carolina. It consists of three main parts: the septic tank, the