The Septic Professionals at Executive Sanitation are here to help you determine the best septic system for your needs. We currently do not have anyone on our staff that is licensed to complete designs but we do work with local certified professionals to offer services to you. Our professionals will educate you on septic systems, and their functions, to help you make the right decision when it comes to your septic system. Whether you are looking for a residential or commercial system, we can walk you through the process of a new or replacement septic system.
Gravity Septic Systems
A gravity septic system uses the pull of gravity, starting at the structure it is servicing and throughout the entire system. Once the waste leaves the structure, it makes its way into a septic tank. In the septic tank, the solids settle at the bottom of the tank, while the liquid (effluent) flows through a pipe, into the drain field. The drain field can consist of drain field rock or plastic chambers to distribute the effluent into the ground to be treated.
Pressure Distribution Systems
Instead of using gravity to distribute the effluent into the soil, this type of system uses a pump tank and pump to distribute the effluent into the drain field. This type of system is used when we do not have enough ground separation to use a gravity system. Since this type of system uses a pump, additional wiring and electricity will be needed to operate the system. Mound systems, at-grades and pressure beds fall into this category of septic system. Drain field rock or chambers will be used to distribute the effluent throughout the drain field. Mound systems do require additional “media” (i.e., clean sand) to be brought onto the site to ensure proper treatment of the effluent is taking place.
When a traditional septic system location cannot be found on your site or we are working with sewage that needs some extra treatment, a sand filter is a good alternative. This system includes a pump that feeds the effluent into a filter made of sand before it heads out to a drain field.
Aerobic Treatment Units
Aerobic Treatment Units (ATUs) are similar to standard septic systems in that they use natural processes to treat wastewater. But unlike conventional systems, ATUs also use oxygen to break down organic matter, much the same as municipal wastewater treatment systems, but in a scaled-down version. Because ATUs decompose organic solids quickly, the wastewater leaving the system is cleaner. ATUs are useful in environmentally sensitive areas or locations that are less suitable for conventional or gravity flow septic systems.
Executive Sanitation is here to answer any of your questions regarding septic design. Please contact our professionals with any questions or to schedule your service.
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