Signs Your Residential Septic System Is Running Low On Aerobic Bacteria
When wastewater and other forms of organic waste enter your septic tank, aerobic bacteria break down the solid waste and feed on it. The bacteria transform the waste into gas and liquid and leave inorganic materials to settle at the bottom of the tank as sludge. The fluid flows into the drain field for further treatment and discharge into the soil. If there aren't enough aerobic bacteria in your septic system, you may experience problems.