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A septic tank takes care of the solid and liquid waste generated in your home. While this system is not difficult to understand, you must understand how a septic tank works, how weather can affect its performance, and what the best solutions are for protecting it.

A typical septic system is divided into two parts. The first is a septic tank, which collects wastewater from your home. Billions of beneficial living microorganisms in the tank decompose the organic waste. While heavier solids like fats, oils, and grease settle to the bottom, lighter solids like fats, oils, and grease rise to the top to form a scum layer. The treated liquid, known as effluent, is released into the drain field, the second part of the septic system. The liquid effluent percolates through the gravel and is absorbed by the ground.

If you live at a place where there is no municipal sewer system, you are certainly at the mercy of a septic system to treat waste every day. Though hidden underground, a septic system performs the essential function of treating waste from your home and thus prevents back up issues. Therefore, you must pay attention to what materials you are putting down the drain.

Algeria is the largest country in northern Africa. In this part of the world, water resources are estimated at 19.3 billion m3 /year, out of which 12.4 billion surface water and 6.9 billion groundwater are available. Most of the country’s surface is covered by the Sahara, and thus 90% of the population lives in the North.