Drain fields are very costly and difficult to repair when they fail. Taking care of them, however, is very easy. Keep your drain field in top shape with these tips.

Landscape Your Drain Field

Planting on your wastewater disposal field can limit the growth of unwanted plants and help optimise your system’s performance. Plants soak up effluent or wastewater in the soil and release it in the air in the form of vapour. The plants reduce reliance on the soil to absorb effluent by maximising water loss.

Plants also help the environment by absorbing the effluent and preventing it from making its way into stream systems or underground water tables. We provided a list of plants suitable for disposal fields but as a general rule, do not choose deep-rooting plants as they can damage your system.

Keep Vehicles, Heavy Animals, Children and Pets Off the Field

Never park a vehicle or allow heavy animals such as cattle on your soakage field. Their weight can put a strain on your field and might rupture your pipes. The animals may destroy your drain field’s plant cover or rupture drip lines.

Children and pets such as dogs may not be heavy, but if they get too rough on the field, they can also damage the plant cover and drip lines.

Do Not Dispose of Oil, Grease, and Harmful Chemicals in Your System

Taking care of your soakage field starts from being cautious of what you dispose of in your drains and toilets. Disposing of oil, grease and harmful chemicals is noxious to the micro-organisms and the soil and may contaminate ground waters. Huge amounts of oil and grease can also cut off oxygen in the soil and significantly reduce its ability to absorb water. 

NaturalFlow’s systems are ingenious, easy-to-maintain solutions. Our eco-wastewater and sewage systems were developed with thorough R&D and designed to protect our environment and future generations. Call us today for residential and commercial greywater treatment systems.