An Installer’s Guide to Total Suspended Solids

How high TSS can impact onsite system performance, and 10 ways to reduce it

An Installer’s Guide to Total Suspended Solids

TSS is the most common measure of the amount of solids, both organic and inorganic, in wastewater effluent. Raw wastewater has a TSS typically ranging from 155 to 330 mg/L, with 250 mg/L being typical concentration. After going through primary treatment in a septic tank, a...

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This article is part of the series: An Installer's Guide to Wastewater Characteristics


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