We hope you have been enjoying all the helpful information we have giving out in our latest blog series about septic systems. At B&B Pumping in Azle, we want to make sure your system is pumped in a timely and efficient manner. At our septic system services company, we are professional, knowledgeable, and know how important a properly running system is for your home.

To continue right along with our series, it is time to talk about the evaporation system. Evaporations or ET’s, are great for dry and barren areas that lack vegetation and rain. This type of septic system uses natural evaporation of the waste using a sand barrier as well as planting grass and other vegetation above the drainfield to create transpiration.

The septic system is similar to ones mentioned earlier, however, the drainfield has a ditch that is lined with an impassable barrier. Located on the bottom of the ditch are punctured drainpipes that are then coated with a layer of gravel. Then a layer of sand is placed over the gravel and is made to be rounded above the ground. All the waste from the home is evaporated and absorbed into the atmosphere. The way the system does this is by using the sand and the plants to naturally absorbed the waste material. This septic system is best during warmer months of the year. Many choose this type of system for a vacation home or a home in warmer climates.


If the ground has some capability to absorb water, there may be an ETA system put in place. The major difference between an ET and an ETA septic system is that the drainfield of the ETA is not sealed. Having an unsealed drainfield allows waste water to filter through back into the ground. When you have waste water, it might be able to flow at least 2 to 4 feet into the soil before it reaches the water table. This system is good for people who want desire a septic such as this and don’t necessarily live in a dry climate.

While this system has no mechanisms or requires any electrical installment, it does require a large piece of land. However, if you have a vacation home and are not able to hook it up to a public plumbing system this may be the septic solution for you. At B&B Pumping in Azle, we not only want you to be informed about the importance of your septic system, we also want you to be aware that it requires maintenance. Getting your septic system cleaned with our pumping services will ensure your septic system will keep running smoothly. We hope you have enjoyed this blog series and if you have questions or concerns about your septic system, call us today!