To best preserve the environment, the structural integrity of your property, as well as the health of your landscaping, everyone should understand the importance of proper drainage. Servicing Coppell drainage and irrigation systems, as well as drainage and irrigation systems of Richardson and surrounding cities, we have found that there is some confusion about the different types of drainage systems and safe practices.
By default, it is safe to assume that most outdoor drains are storm drains. As the name suggests, anything that flows down to a storm drainage system will be returned to nearby lakes and ponds. Storm drains are intended for rainwater and general runoff. Do not dump anything into these drains that are unsafe for the environment.
Indoor drains leave your home or building through a sewage system. Sewage and other wastes are carried to a sewage plant which separates out wastes via a variety of processes. Waste is extracted from water and is either disposed of or used as fertilizer. After treatment, the water is once again considered environmentally safe.
Septic systems are used where sewage drainage services are not available, and are common in rural areas. Indoor drains lead to a septic system on property, which consists of a septic tank and an absorption field. Sewage sits in the septic tank, where substances that are lighter than water float to the top, and solids that are heavier sink to the bottom. The middle layer of water is directed to an absorption field. Remain wastes are pumped out.
Please check with your local sewage agency for instructions on disposing of toxic substances, before you send things down your drain. Sewage plants are not able to deal with a lot of the chemicals that some people dump down their drains.
For any drainage issues or concerns, please contact Texas Waterboys. We service Richardson and Coppell drainage systems, as well as surrounding cities.
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