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Effluent Filter

Effluent filters are used keep sludge and scum in the septic tank - allowing only clean effluent water to flow into the drain field or pump system chamber.  


Effluent Filter Location


There are various types of Effluent Filters.

Here are four common ones found in residential septic systems.

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Effluent Filters must be cleaned once a year (and more often on heavily used systems). To do so, simply pull it up & hose it off. 

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Effluent Filter Installation

Effluent filters can be installed on most systems that have PVC baffles. If a tank has a concrete baffle, the concrete baffle must be removed. Commonly, concrete outlet baffles rot & fall off due to gases from the drain field. In this case, we finish breaking off any concrete that's in the way & install a PVC baffle in its place.


Rotted Concrete Baffle


Concrete Baffle Replaced with PVC. Ready for Filter Installation. 

When we pump your septic tank, we clean the effluent filter and inspect the baffles to ensure they are in satisfactory condition.  

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