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septic tank

n.
A sewage-disposal tank in which a continuous flow of waste material is decomposed by anaerobic bacteria.

septic tank

n
a tank, usually below ground, for containing sewage to be decomposed by anaerobic bacteria

sep′tic tank`


n.
a tank in which solid organic sewage is decomposed and purified by anaerobic bacteria.
[1900–05]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.septic tank - large tank where solid matter or sewage is disintegrated by bacteriaseptic tank - large tank where solid matter or sewage is disintegrated by bacteria
storage tank, tank - a large (usually metallic) vessel for holding gases or liquids
Translations
بالوعَه، بِئْر المِرْحاضغُرفِةُ تَفتيش
septik
septiktank
saostuskaivo
septička jama
szennyvízülepítõ akna
rotòró
浄化槽
정화조
septik
septiktank
ถังปุ๋ยหมัก
foseptik çukuruseptik çukur
hố rác tự hoại

septic tank

nFaulbehälter m, → Klärbehälter m

septic tank

nfossa settica

septic

(ˈseptik) adjective
(of a wound etc) full of or caused by germs that are poisoning the blood. a septic finger; septic poisoning.
septic tank
a tank in which sewage is partially purified by the action of bacteria.

septic tank

غُرفِةُ تَفتيش septik septiktank Faulbehälter σηπτικός βόθρος pozo séptico saostuskaivo fosse septique septička jama fossa biologica 浄化槽 정화조 septic tank septiktank szambo fossa sética септический резервуар septiktank ถังปุ๋ยหมัก septik çukur hố rác tự hoại 化粪池
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The average TSS values measured (Figure 2) were within typical ranges (40-140 mg/L) for effluent from septic tanks not equipped with effluent filters (Crites & Tchobanoglous, 1998).
THE Welsh Government has advised that septic tanks and small sewage treatment plant discharges in Wales will need to be registered by December 31, 2011.
I WOULD like to clarify, and in some cases correct, some of the points about the need to register septic tanks that were raised by Ben Underwood, director of the Country Land and Business Association Wales, in Country & Farming on October 18.
Alerted by notices about the proposed fee increases, more than 60 homeowners in the Lancaster and Palmdale area have told sanitation officials that their homes are on septic tanks so they should not be charged sewer fees - which for some properties amounted to more than $1,000.
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Norwesco" or "the Company"), a leading manufacturer of plastic agricultural and septic tanks, to Allied Capital Corporation ("Allied Capital").
Invitation to Quote: Pumping and disposing contents of grease traps and septic tanks
Without regular maintenance, septic tanks can lose functionality and become a danger to those within the local environment.
AN AM has urged owners of septic tanks to be aware of the need to register their tanks by the end of the year.
Many additive manufacturers and distributors claim additives enhance bacterial populations and eliminate or reduce septic tank pumping frequencies needed to remove solids accumulated in septic tanks (Scow, 1994).
Modern public-health regulations saw the introduction of septic tanks.
Nitrates in well water is a common problem in small communities that get water from wells and also rely on septic tanks for their sewage.