Not many people look at their septic or aerobic system and think, “I sure am blessed to have this system!” Most people think the opposite because there are many use restrictions with a septic system. Plus, you have to spend some hard-earned money on maintenance (or even occasional replacement) for your system.
But really, septic systems are a luxury that many countries around the world do not have! Here are 3 reasons to be grateful for your septic system:
- A place for your waste to go: Septic systems provide a safe place to store wastewater so it isn’t contaminating our living spaces.
- Treatment helps prevent disease: Wastewater can be treated: the most important part! Treatment helps protect our water resources so we have clean drinking water and clean rivers and lakes to swim in. It helps prevent bacteria, viruses and parasites from thriving live in sewage, therefore stopping the spread of waterborne diseases like Cholera, Typhoid, Hepatitis A, Polio, paratyphoid, bacillary dysentery, and gastroenteritis.
- Protection beyond city sewers: Septic systems can be installed in areas where a city sewer is not available. Gone are the days of the “outhouse.”
This Thanksgiving, let’s be thankful for our aerobic and septic systems! Believe it or not, your aerobic/septic system is a pretty nice luxury that prevents you, your family, your pets, and your community from disease.