Septic System Basics May 14, 2018By Katie Buckley Training Videos video 0 Septic systems are used to treat the waste from your home. This video explains the common components of septic system and an overview of how it functions. Failure to properly maintain any portion of this system can lead to a number of problems, including septic system failure, among others. PrivateWellClass.org is a service of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Funding has been provided by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Rural Community Assistance Partnership. Click here to sign up for our free well care e-course. Comments are closed.