If you live in an area where public sewer is unavailable, chances are likely that you have a septic tank to capture the wastewater and solids. Septic tanks require regular care and maintenance. Other components, such as electric float switches, pumps, and mechanical components require annual inspection to prevent an emergency or failure. Our certified technicians are highly skilled to properly repair and maintain your septic system and its components.
Types of Wastewater Systems & Applications
Effluent (Greywater) Pumps
Effluent pumps are used to discharge the greywater from a dishwasher, clothes washer, sink, sump pit, septic tank, etc. Effluent pumps are similar to sewage pumps in that they are capable of also pumping waste solids of up to 3/4″ or less in diameter. When used in septic tank applications, an effluent pump uses high pressure to push greywater to a far-away mulch basin irrigation or disposal field.
Conventional Gravel System
A Conventional Gravel System is the simplest form of an onsite wastewater system that has existed for decades. A Conventional Gravel System is comprised of a septic tank and drain field. The name refers to the construction of the drain field. With this design, effluent (greywater) is piped from the septic tank to a shallow underground trench comprised of stone or gravel. A geo-fabric or similar type material is then placed on top of the trench to prevent sand, dirt, or other contaminants from contaminating the clean gravel. As effluent (greywater) filters through the stone, it is then further treated by microbes once it reaches the soil below the gravel/stone trench.
Gravel/stone systems are relatively large in overall footprint and, therefore, may not be suitable for all residential sites and/or conditions.
Drip-Irrigation Micro-Mound Systems
DIMM wastewater system is a method of distributing treatment tank (septic or aerobic) effluent (greywater) to the natural soil through a drip-irrigation dispersion system. First, a sand layer sits on top of the soil. Then, the drip-irrigation pipe and tubing system is embedded in the sand layer with a final layer of cover soil over top. The emitters in the tubing system help to depressurize the greywater so that it drips into the sand slowly. The sand acts to biodegrade any organic matter remaining in the wastewater and then enters the soil below.
Drip Irrigation System
Drip Irrigation method is approved in many jurisdictions for new construction. This method uses proven 25-year old drip irrigation technology in a new and innovative manner. This innovative system filters septic effluent (greywater) through self-cleaning filters prior to slowing the rate of dispersion into the soil. It’s favored for the advantages it has during the installation process and also when considering future repairs.
For instance, the Drip Irrigation System maximizes preservation of grass/turf, trees, and shrubs for minimal disturbance of the landscape during the installation process. It also favored for an irregular shaped landscape. Therefore, this type of system is preferred when considering future repairs due to its ability to preserve landscaping and to work effectively in difficult sites and soil types.
Sand Mound Filtration
The Sand Mound Filtration method is a drain field that is raised above the natural soil surface using a specific sand fill material. Within the sand fill material is a gravel-filled bed with a network of small diameter pipes. Septic tank effluent (greywater) is pumped through the pipes in controlled doses for uniform distribution throughout the bed.
Free Access Gravity Sand
The Free Access Gravity Sand system provides an additional secondary treatment process for waste. This means the effluent (greywater) has gone through a primary treatment in a septic tank(s) or an aerobic tank before it goes through the sand filter for the secondary treatment process. This secondary filtration process using sand provides a hospitable environment for biological renovation to take place. This allows aerobic bacteria to grow and renovate the wastewater prior to release into the disposal area.
Eljen Geotextile Sand Filter
The Eljen GSF (Geotextile Sand Filter) is an innovative alternative in comparison to other traditional systems in size and function. The Eljen GSF system is comprised of a proprietary two-stage Bio-Matt™ effluent (greywater) pre-treatment process, which increases the soil’s ability to receive the effluent (greywater). Because the footprint of the Eljen GSF is much smaller than traditional systems and results in a superior treatment process, the Eljen GSF system is a strong candidate in a smaller absorption area. The GSF is tested and certified by NSF to NSF Standard 40.
AdvanTex® Wastewater Systems – Certified Maintenance & Servicing Contractor
AdvanTex® Treatment Systems are environmentally sustainable treatment for residential wastewater flows. These systems are ideal for difficult soils, small sites, system upgrades and repairs, new installations, pretreatment, nitrogen reduction, and disinfection. One important element to AdvanTex® Treatment Systems is that it processes and discharges small amounts of treated wastewater throughout the day, so surges don’t overwhelm your system. The treated effluent (wastewater) is so clean it can be reused for subsurface irrigation (where regulations allow) or discharged to shallow trenches.