Total Suspended Solids (TSS) are small particles that don’t quickly settle from water.

Septic tanks slow water, allowing most solids to settle out. TSS is an indicator used to infer the presence of organic material. Average

Nutrient Reduction by Septic Systems
Total Suspended Solids Biological Oxygen Demand Total Nitrogen
300

200 100 0 mg/L

Residential Strength Wastewater

Biological Oxygen Demand (BOD) is a test of teh oxygen n

Septic Tank
Must be pumped out for further treatment.

Infiltration

detected up to 2/3rd of a mile away

Effluent Plume

Total Nitrogen small particles th quickly settle from water. Septic tanks slow ater and therefore allow most solids to settle out.

Well Capture Area

Saturated with water, no air, flows in one direction.

Groundwater

Length, width and vertical drop depends on the soil Vertical drop can range from 1 to 5 feet with a width sponding to the shape of the infilration field.