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Did you know that all septic systems recycle your household wastewater usage? After the wastewater moves through the system, it is treated and then the liquids are returned to the earth. In conventional systems, this happens after the liquids have moved through the drainfield and eventually make it to our aquifers. In aerobic systems, the treated wastewater is distributed though spray heads onto the lawn that are connected to the system. Either way, the treated wastewater becomes a part of the natural water cycle.

If your house is supplied by a private water well, it is important that your septic system is functioning properly, being maintained properly, and has the proper setbacks from the well.

Testing of you water can be accomplished through a water well company, or even the homeowner. Typically, the water is tested for general coliform bacteria and e-coli. To learn more about these tests, contact your local water testing lab. Most tests require specific bottles and temperatures with in a specific time frame when being delivered.

Not sure where to start? If your septic tank hasn’t been cleaned in the last 3-5 years, give us a call. It’s one of the most important things you can do for your septic system, and is one step you can take to help protect your drinking water.


For 80 years, Van Delden Wastewater Systems has withstood the test of time as the leading Wastewater System company, providing San Antonio, Boerne, and the surrounding Texas Hill Country with services you can count on now and in the future. 

Call us for any of your wastewater systems needs and let our professionals help you with your septic installation and maintenance requirements: 210.698.2000 (San Antonio) or 830.249.4000 (Boerne).


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