The Basic Concepts of Sewer Construction
There's little doubt that
has radically improved living conditions inthe modern world. These networks of subsurface pipes gave us the comfort of indoor plumbing and eliminated the need for outhouses. Most people don't think about sewer construction until they experience a problem with a broken pipe or clogged sewer line. Even then, they don't consider the inner workings.Instead, they're on the phone calling a sewer contractor.Sewer construction involves the use of multiple methods to install and maintain theendless network of sewer pipes. Installation methods and construction materials have to be in compliance with Environmental Protection Agency guidelines.Construction projects can fall into one of five categories. These include: industrial,institutional, municipal, commercial, and residential. Each category requires differentsizes of pipes and installation processes. For example, installing sewer lines in aresidential community utilizes different methods than installing pipes for industrialfacilities.A complete sewer system is referred to as sewerage. There are three types of seweragewhich include sanitary, storm, and combined. Since these pipes transport raw sewage thatis polluted with human waste, harmful bacteria and organisms, sewer pipes are separatefrom water pipeline.Septic tanks are a type of sewerage that is generally used in remote areas and ruralcommunities. These are individual sewer systems that require the installation of septictanks connected directly to the house via pipes.When rural areas are developed into residential communities, landowners are usuallyrequired to convert septic systems to public sewer lines. This can be costly becausehomeowners have to hire sewer contractors to connect to city lines, then drain and plugthe septic tank.
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