What is the Difference Between Sewer vs. Septic?

Two workers are installing a drain field as part of a residential septic system.

Ultimately, both sewer and septic systems properly dispose of wastewater. The main difference is that septic systems operate independently, while sewers are connected to the main sewer supply and treated in large plants.

Why Proper Septic System Excavation is so Important

Photograph of blue blue cloudy sky, tall green trees, and suburban Florida houses in the background. In the foreground is a red digger excavator machine digging into a flat ground surface, surrounded by piles of dirt on the edges.

When installing a septic system on your property, it’s essential to ensure the excavation gets done properly. This means considering things like the water table, type of soil, vegetation, and gravity.