Design of Soak Pit
A soak pit is an underground structure that is designed to receive and manage surface water or wastewater. It is also known as a soakaway, septic tank soakaway, or drainage field. The purpose of a soak pit is to allow the water to slowly infiltrate into the surrounding soil, where it can be naturally filtered and purified. There are several different types of soak pits, but they generally consist of a large hole or pit that is filled with gravel or other permeable material. The pit is usually lined with a layer of concrete or other impermeable material to prevent the water from seeping out into the surrounding soil too quickly.
The size and design of a soak pit will depend on a variety of factors, including the amount of water that needs to be managed, the soil type and drainage characteristics of the site, and local regulations and building codes. Soak pits can be used to manage a variety of types of water, including storm water runoff, wastewater from septic systems or greywater from households. They are often used in areas where there is no access to a municipal sewer system or where the cost of connecting to such a system is prohibitively expensive. Proper maintenance is important to ensure that a soak pit continues to function properly. This may include periodic cleaning to remove.