Are you looking to install a septic tank to address your household’s sewage but aren’t sure which route to take? With so many tanks on the market, customers are often bombarded with info and left without answers on where to begin! As South Africa’s leading water storage and sanitations solutions provider, JoJo Tanks is simplifying the science …
How a septic tank works:
Septic tanks separate solids from liquids and then discharge the remaining liquid into a French drain, where it is further treated by natural microbiological processes in the soil. JoJo Tanks septic tanks brings about the digestion of organic matter and discharges black water into a French drain where it will soak away into the ground over time. As the system relies on natural bio degradation processes, it is very important that only septic-friendly chemicals are used to clean toilets.
What’s the difference between a septic tank and a conservancy tank?
Septic tanks can only be used for the disposal of sewage whereas conservancy tanks are used for both black water (sewage) and grey water (bath water and washing machine waters). Conservancy tanks need to be pumped out routinely whereas septic tanks use natural degradation processes via a French drain.
Septic tank components:
An efficient septic system includes two major components, the storage tank itself and a French drain. Each component has a specific individual function and is designed accordingly. As such, the septic system requires very little maintenance.
Choosing the right septic tank:
JoJo Tanks offers a range of septic tanks to suit the various requirements of our customers.
Use this simple guide to decide which tank works best for you.
What do you need to install a septic tank?
Septic tank and standard fittings 110mm SV pipes (lengths according to installation specifics) 100mm elbow French drain (size and back fill according to installation specifics).
When installing a septic tank, it is very important to contact your local municipality for rules, regulations and the necessary approvals. As such, we recommend that all septic tanks are done by a recommended installer.
Got any more questions on septic tank systems? Call our National Call Centre on 011 695 8300.