Septic Tanks and Components

Septic Tanks and Components

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500 gpd treatment unit

The Ecoflo treatment unit from Premier Tech Aqua is a polyethylene, ready-to-install, 500 gpd unit with all pre-assembled components. It also provides for in-ground installation with almost no visual impact. An integrated pump vault means less work during installation. 800/632-6356;


Multiple-layer tank

The Roth Industries MultiTank has an inner layer of FDA-approved virgin HDPE, two inside layers of polyethylene for improved stability, and an outer layer of black UV-stabilized polyethylene. It includes lifetime corrosion protection. 866/ 943-7256;


1,500-gallon tanks

Ace Roto-Mold 1,500-gallon septic tanks, manufactured from HDPE, use a horizontal flow design for belowground installations up to 36 inches and can withstand up to 500 pounds per square foot pressure. The custom-molded gasket system locks firm for a watertight seal. The unit is IAPMO approved and has a trapezoidal, deep rib design and innovative interior baffle system. 800/342-3408;


Holding tank

The Pro-Pumper 250 low-profile plastic holding tank from Kentucky Tank is designed for aboveground waste storage. It holds 250 gallons and is sized to slip under trailers or for use in other mobile situations (dimensions 16 inches high, 46 inches wide, 93.5 inches long). The tank comes with seven 3-inch threaded inlets and one 10-inch lid with stainless steel tether.

The tank’s molded-in features include forklift legs for shipping with no pallet, a handle to simplify positioning and pumping, and interlocking sections for stacking and shipping. It can be heated with approved heaters and is FDA-approved for potable water. With 16 available colors, users can easily distinguish waste tanks from water tanks. 888/459-8265;


Watertight joint

Containment Solutions watertight access joints help eliminate infiltration and exfiltration contamination. 877/274-8265;


Effluent filters

WW1 and WW4 effluent filters from Clarus Environmental prolong onsite system life. The deep-pleated design provides 1/16-inch filtration and solids retention. Used where the maximum flow rate is 1,000 gpd, the WW1 effluent filter includes a bypass protection sleeve to keep solids in the septic tank even during cleaning. It is available with or without a 4-inch sanitary tee for installation in new or existing septic tanks.

The WW4 has a maximum flow rate of 4,000 gpd and is useful in commercial applications. It also includes a bypass protection screen. Multiple-filter units may be installed in parallel for higher flows. The unit fits a 4-inch SCH40 PVC or a 4-inch SDR35 outlet. 800/928-7867;


Natural treatment

The Puraflo peat biofilter from Bord Na Mona is a natural onsite wastewater treatment system that uses biofibrous peat filter media. No blowers or recirculating pumps are required. Time dosing protects the drainfield and ensures high treatment performance, with ammonia levels less than 5 mg/l. Where no power is available, a siphon system can be used for time dosing. 800/787-2356;


Specialized vaults

Kerkstra Precast specialized vaults are available in a wide variety of custom sizes and can be constructed to meet HS-20 loading requirements. There is an option to precast a hatch in the top to maintain a watertight seal around the opening. 616/291-5183;


Concrete septic tanks

TOPP Industries offers septic tank risers and covers to fit new and retrofit old concrete septic tanks. Corrosion-resistant polyethylene risers eliminate the need to cut tubing from awkward lengths. They are available in 24-inch and 6-inch heights, and 6-inch extensions are offered. Risers use tapered lightweight construction with four built-in recessed side pockets for easy handling of pipes. Covers are lightweight and durable with a non-skid surface. 800/354-4534; Single or double compartment Dominator single- or double-compartment septic tanks from Snyder Industries are available in 750-, 1,000-, 1,250- and 1,500-gallon sizes. The top male ribs add strength against top loading, and the bottom male ribs counteract high hydrostatic forces. Tanks also have stabilization and lifting lugs. 402/467-5221;


Tank access kits

RiserPak tank access kits from Orenco Systems provide sturdy, non-corroding, watertight tank access to grade. The company provides a RiserPak with the correct riser, lid, safety grate and riser/tank adapter for the application and supplies the right epoxy for a secure watertight connection. Ribbed PVC risers come in 18-, 21-, 24-, 30- and 36-inch diameters, in 6-inch increments of length. Strong non-skid green or brown fiberglass lids come in 18-, 21-, 24-, 30-, 36- and 48-inch diameters. Polypropylene safety grates fit over the tank opening. Multiple styles of tank adapters fit all sizes of openings. The appropriate fast-cure epoxy bonds the riser to the adapter. 800/348-9843;


Disc filters

Disc filters from Netafim USA provide final filtering of effluent before field dispersal. They are available in 3/4- to 3-inch sizes and can be fitted with a 400, 175, 125, 100, 70, 55, 40 or 20 micron disc cartridge. They are designed for easy cleaning, handle pressures up to 140 psi, and come with pressure gauge mounts on all filters 1 inch and larger. The units withstand temperatures ranging from -40 to 160 degrees F. The filter body and cover are reinforced polyamide, the disc rings are polypropylene, the o-rings and seals are nitrile and EPDM, and the clamps, springs and bolts are stainless steel. 888/638-2346;


Plastic septic tank

The IM-1060 septic tank from Infiltrator Systems is a lightweight two-piece tank injection molded from polypropylene for long-term strength and available with the company’s custom-fit risers and heavy-duty lids. A precisely designed midseam joint accepts an engineered EPDM gasket, eliminating seepage. The unit is suitable for use as a septic tank, pump tank, or rainwater tank. The gasket design uses technology and materials from the sanitary sewer pipe industry for a watertight seal. The sections are permanently fastened using a series of non-corrosive plastic alignment dowels and locking seam clips. The tank can be installed with 6 to 48 inches of cover and can be pumped dry. It includes inboard lifting lugs, and structurally reinforced access ports to eliminate distortion during installation and pumpouts, reinforced structural ribbing and fiberglass bulkheads. 800/221-4436;


Aerated effluent filter

The RetroFAST aerated effluent filter from Bio-Microbics enhances existing septic tanks and helps prolong septic system life. Adapted and inserted into the tank, it helps rejuvenate or recover failed drainfields. The unit introduces dissolved oxygen (DO) with an above-grade external air blower to break down the biomat layer, promote digestion of organic matter (including nitrogen reduction), and allow wastewater to enter the soil. 800/753-3278;


Diaphragm pump

The ET80 linear diaphragm pump from Polylok provides a clean, oil-free air source that is quiet (as low as 30 dB) and vibration free. It is housed in a portable weatherproof compact casing and offers plug-and-run operation. Models offer a variety of flow rates with minimal maintenance apart from tool-free filter change. 800/701-3946;



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