Purdue Residential Onsite Wastewater Disposal:  Septic system information to protect your family and the environment
Your septic system is an integral part of your home.
Click the various parts of the picture (e.g., septic tank) to find out how that part of a septic system works.
PretreatmentsSeptic TankDistribution BoxAbsorption Field / TrenchesDrinking Water WellSoil and Site CharacteristicsCloudBathroomBedroomKitchenBasementGarageTreeGroundwaterGroundwater