What is an effluent filter and does my septic system have one?
An effluent filter is a filter installed in the outlet baffle of a septic tank. The purpose of these filters is to extend the life of your drain field and prevent solids from exiting the tank. Does your system have an effluent filter? Systems older than 2007 normally do not have one unless the system has had repairs or been upgraded. Not all onsite septic system were designed with one. Be proactive and learn about the style of system you own. Plugged filters can cause a tank to be overfull. You the home owner can clean these filters or you can schedule an appointment with us to have your effluent filter cleaned.