At one point in time, central sewer systems in cities were the biggest innovation in waste management, but homes out in the country have always had to deal with waste in different ways. As time goes on, technology improves, and things change, even septic systems. To get a peek into the future of waste management, read the rest of this post.
What Will Septic Systems Look Like in the Future?
It is often said that “necessity is the mother of invention.” This little proverb applies to the future of septic systems more than you might think. Clean water is becoming more expensive in many parts of the world. As a result, toilets, washing machines, dishwashers and faucets are built to use less and less water. It’s safe to assume septic tanks of the future will be smaller for the same reason.
Innovation in production has allowed for plastic and fiberglass tanks to be built that leak less often or extend their lifespan. Stronger plastics, fewer seams and other design innovations could make the septic tanks of the future look more minimalist.
Some tank builders have experimented with tanks that inject air into the waste so that aerobic bacteria (bacteria that need air) and anaerobic bacteria (bacteria that do not need air) can work together to break down waste faster than anaerobic bacteria alone.
The lifespan of concrete septic tanks may be surpassed by plastic and fiberglass in many cases, meaning some older material types may simply not appear so often in the future.
What Type of Septic Tank Should I Get?
If you are shopping around for a new septic system, give us a call at Maui Pumping today. We have experience installing new septic systems, and can talk with you to figure out what the best solution for your needs will be. We can discuss factors like household size, water use, drain field location, tank materials and much more to ensure you are satisfied with your new septic system.