How a Septic System works
The Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food & Rural Affairs website has a page with short videos explaining how your septic system works & what you should know about septic system maintenance.
The videos can be viewed here.
OMAFRA also provides a 12 page downloadable booklet called Septic Smart that gives a comprehensive overview of septic systems, best management practices for proper maintenance of a septic system and compares the advantages and disadvantages of different types of septic systems.
The booklet can be downloaded here.