To the uninformed, sewage might seem like a shortcut or misspelling of the word sewerage. However, the professionals at Septic Service Pro know the difference and apply it in home and commercial services.
Most of us don’t even think about how much waste we create every day. Actually, just about every minute we spend awake, we create waste that must be processed and recycled.
When you turn on the water to brush your teeth, where does that water go? Your shower? What about when you eat breakfast, wash the dishes and water the plants?
All of these things create waste, but luckily your septic system can return much of it to the earth for reuse. The solids sink to the bottom of the tank and must be cleaned out eventually — even that is taken to a waste management plant for more processing.
The Merriam-Webster Dictionary Defines the Difference
- The Merriam- Webster Dictionary defines sewerage as: sew·e·rage ˈsü-ə-rij or ˈsu̇r-ij \ the removal and disposal of sewage and surface water by sewers, or a a system of sewers.
- However, sewage is defined as: sew·age | \ ˈsü-ij \ refuse liquids or waste matter usually carried off by sewers.
So, we know by the Merriam-Webster definition that the waste we create in our daily living is “refuse liquids carried off by sewers.” Then, sewerage is the “system of sewers” that carries off our wastes (sewage).
The Septic Service Pro makes sure you do not have to deal with the difference. They ensure your sewerage system does what it is designed to do, carry off the sewage we create.
How It Works
Typically, homes create small amounts of waste that your septic system processes, while businesses and industries create more waste, which more extensive systems carry away.
Your septic system is the infrastructure that carries the sewage, but it processes rainwater and meltwater to help “purify” and recycle the waste. Septic Service Pro maintains these systems and infrastructures to ensure a proper flow.
Before we had the technologies we have today, homes and businesses dumped their sewage into rivers, streams, the ocean and other bodies of water. They didn’t know or care that they were causing harm to the same systems we were getting our drinking water from every day. There was no screening chamber like sewerage or septic systems.
Luckily, now sewage is transported into our septic system or sewers to a treatment plant. The wastewaters are returned to the environment, minus the solid waste, to get recycled.
Homes and businesses can benefit from the expertise of the professionals at Septic Service Pro to ensure their sewerage systems work perfectly to carry away the waste (sewage) we create. Call today to schedule a septic service inspection for your home or business.
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