Product Focus: Septic Tanks and Components

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Fiberglass Tank Solutions underground storage tanks

Fiberglass Tank Solutions builds underground storage tanks for the municipal, industrial, and commercial markets. The tanks are built to exceed industry standards, while providing more custom features. Every tank has its own set of unique conditions, features and specifications to meet applications with market-specific accessories, piping and an in-house kit to add value and performance to the tank’s function in each market. 517-317-9620;

Infiltrator Water Technologies CM-1060

The Infiltrator Water Technologies CM-1060 septic tank is compression-molded and manufactured using recycled polypropylene. It is the first in a new line of CM Series tanks, and is similar in design to the IM-1060 septic tank introduced in 2010. It offers strength, efficient installation and easier assembly than its predecessor. Like the IM-1060, the CM-1060 is a two-piece tank for shipping and storage efficiency. 800-221-4436;

Kistner Concrete Products precast concrete septic tanks

Precast concrete septic tanks from Kistner Concrete Products are available in 300- to 26,000-gallon sizes. They are designed and tested for structural capacity and vacuum tested for water tightness. All tanks are manufactured under the Green Tag Quality Standard Certification Program. The manufacturing plant is on the PCANY (Precast Concrete Association of New York) Green Tag Tank Listing and NPCA (National Precast Concrete Association) certified. 716-508-5550;

Roth North America MultiTank

The MultiTank from Roth North America can be used for water cistern, pump, holding, rainwater or septic tank applications. This is possible due to its inner layer of FDA-approved virgin HDPE, two inside layers of polyethylene for improved stability, plus one outer layer of black and UV-stabilized polyethylene. Features include CSA, NSF and IAPMO certification, a COEX-4 multilayer co-extrusion process, a low-profile design that means less digging and avoidance of a high water table, lightweight construction, a multiport inlet/outlet that’s convenient for field piping, the ability to enter and exit the tank on the ends or sides, two 24-inch manways to provide easy access for maintenance and service, a cylindrical shape that requires no water for backfill, a threaded riser system and watertight, seamless construction. 866-943-7256;

Septic Components

Advanced Drainage Systems Arc

Arc septic leaching chambers from Advanced Drainage Systems are sturdy, lightweight plastic units that come in five sizes to meet leachfield application needs. They combine infiltrative surface area and storage capacity with a structural design to handle most conventional leachfield system challenges. The corrugated chamber design eliminates flat surfaces to provide increased trench load bearing capability. A “Lock and Drop” joint provides a positive connection during installation and backfill. They are 5 feet in length for easy handling, and have a diamond-plate texture to increase slip resistance during installation. They utilize a 20-degree integral articulating joint so they can be installed in either straight or contoured leachfield applications. Universal inlet/outlet end caps are available, as well as side port couplers, which snap in place to allow side entry at any of the trench line’s joints. 800-821-6710;

Fluid Dynamic Siphons

Automatic Fluid Dynamic Siphons are designed for dosing leachfields and other soil absorption fields. The siphons have no moving parts and require no electricity. They provide an efficient way to increase the life and effectiveness of onsite wastewater treatment systems, according to the maker. Effluent is collected in a dosing tank until the predetermined high-water line is reached, then the siphon activates and rapidly drains the tank until the low-water line is reached. The siphon then shuts off until the next cycle. 800-888-5653;

Effluent Filters

Anua BioCoir

The BioCoir recirculating media biofilter from Anua is designed to be simple to install and easy to operate. It provides stable treatment across a broad range of applications with no constantly running noisy blowers or motors, according to the maker. It uses coconut coir media housed in a preassembled pod. Coir refers to the fibers that make up the thick husk of a coconut. The coconut fiber is low cost, an upcycled resource and high in lignin content, which results in a durable material. Pre-treated effluent is time-dosed over the media using helical spray nozzles to provide uniform distribution. Treatment is optimized by recirculating effluent through the media multiple times. It is certified to NSF/ANSI Standard 40, Class I and third-party tested to reduce nitrogen by more than 50%. Residential and commercial configurations are available. 336-547-9338;

Eljen Geotextile Sand Filter

The GSF, or Geotextile Sand Filter, advanced wastewater treatment and dispersal system from Eljen is designed to provide treatment and dispersal in the same footprint, easy installations and minimal maintenance. This product is used for both commercial and residential applications. Utilizing a two-stage pretreatment process, the geotextile modules apply filtered septic tank effluent to the soil and increase the long-term acceptance rate. Open-air channels within the module support aerobic bacterial growth on the module’s geotextile fabric, surpassing the surface area required for traditional absorption systems. The system is tested and certified by NSF to NSF/ANSI Standard 40. 800-444-1359;

Polylok PL-250 

The PL-250 effluent filter from Polylok is designed to handle up to 3,000 gpd with 250 linear feet 1/16-inch linear filtration. It is easy to install and are designed for functionality and longevity, according to the maker. The cartridge cannot be installed incorrectly, with no direct bypass, and will fit any standard 6-inch tee. Its W design prevents solids from settling. 877-765-9565;

SeptiTech STAAR filter systems

SeptiTech STAAR (Smart Trickling Anaerobic/Aerobic Recirculating) filter systems are designed for residential and commercial properties with minimal operator oversight, while delivering consistent treatment during peak, low or intermittent flows. Using an unsaturated, engineered textile media to treat wastewater that meets strict permit limits, the commercial filter system provides a simple, automatic equalization and clarification process for 500- to more than 150,000-gpd flows, according to the maker. The biological trickling filter technology also maintains low levels of Nitrate-N, with all below-grade components that fit in watertight concrete, plastic or fiberglass tanks. Smart technology allows the system to go into sleep mode to achieve lower operating costs and power requirements. Systems are ETV-EPA verified and NSF/ANSI Standard 40/245 certified. 800-753-3278;

Sim/Tech Filter STF-100A2

The STF-100A2 pressure filter from Sim/Tech Filter helps maintain proper and efficient year-round operation of mounds, sand filters and other pressurized distribution systems. The low head-loss (0.21 psi) pressure filter mounts on the discharge side of an effluent pump to prevent plugged holes and reduce effluent TSS. This mounting location also extends the time between servicing. The vortex action created by the pump scrubs the screen and the backflow through the filter after the pump shuts off, washing debris out. A single 2-inch filter can handle flow rates up to 83.8 gpm. It can be designed to handle almost any flow rate or load, according to the maker. Larger 3- and 4-inch filters are available. The standard screen filters to 1/16 inch, and optional socks allow for additional filtration to .024, .007 or .004 inch. 888-999-3290;


BrenLin Seal-R

Seal-R septic tank lids from BrenLin create a strong seal between the septic tank and the riser, eliminating water infiltration between the tank and riser. They are made of durable materials, range from 12 to 42 inches and can be personalized with a service provider’s company information. The 42-inch lid meets growing demand for bigger risers to accommodate new technology. 888-606-1998;

Onsite Septic Systems

BioMicrobics RetroFAST 

Both the RetroFAST and RetroFITT-ee (energy efficient) units from BioMicrobics are designed to be a simple upgrade to enhance a conventional septic system or renovate a biologically failed septic system. A unit can be installed inside an existing tank to create an optimized treatment environment using submerged, fixed-film media for microbial growth with an energy efficient aeration system. It constantly sends effluent rich in dissolved oxygen to the drainfield. Where sites and regulations allow, it can be used in new installations. It is designed to deliver high levels of treatment to help ensure clogging layers don’t form. 800-753-3278;

Jet Inc. BAT Media Plants

Jet Inc. BAT Media Plants offer variable capacity in an NSF 40 and 245 listed treatment system. The precast concrete J-1500 Series provides complete effluent treatment from 500 to 1,500 gpd with the convenient option of a fully integrated pump tank. The 500 and 800 gpd PLT Series tanks are the lightweight, rotational molded alternative to the concrete J-1500 Series. The seamless polyethylene tanks are easy to transport and install in the most difficult site conditions. 800-321-6960;

NextGen Septic technology

Treated water exiting NextGen Septic technology meets higher water quality standards than treated water leaving a typical centralized wastewater treatment plant. The system is suitable for sites traditionally requiring costly drainfield construction due to size restrictions and/or hilly, rocky, clay or sandy soil conditions. It is approved for surface discharge in Kentucky, and it uses a combination of anoxic treatment of the raw wastewater followed by aerobic degradation of the contaminants. An ultra-filtration membrane further treats the water before being disinfected using ozone. Treated water has less than 15 mg/L of BOD5, less than 2 mg/L ammonia, less than 1 mg/L phosphorus and no TSS. Ozone decomposes to oxygen, which increases the dissolved oxygen level in the discharged water. This treated water can be used for irrigation or to resurrect a clogged leachfield. 513-673-3583;

Norweco Singulair Green R3

The Singulair Green R3 water reuse system from Norweco is designed to reduce water consumption, reuses treated effluent and recycles water to conserve and recharge water resources. It provides a solution to chronic water shortages and reduces energy costs associated with water and wastewater treatment. The system quietly, efficiently and automatically treats all incoming wastewater to the highest level for restricted indoor and unrestricted outdoor use, according to the maker. The system exceeds the effluent requirements of NSF/ANSI Standards 40, 245 and 350. It qualifies for green building credits under both the LEED rating system and the NAHB ICC 700 National Green Building Standard. 800-667-9326;

Orenco Systems Prelos Processor

The Prelos Processor from Orenco Systems is the core of a Prelos Sewer, a pressurized liquid-only collection system in which solids are treated onsite while liquids are pumped through small-diameter, shallow-bury sewer lines. It is a complete, high-quality package of compatible, long life span components that are easy to maintain and use very little power. This package includes a meander tank with a longer flow path to maximize solids settling, a lightweight effluent pump that can last more than 25 years with minimal or no maintenance, and a passively self-cleaning effluent filter. 800-348-9843;


TUF-TITE tank risers

Tank risers from TUF-TITE have internal supports or ledges to reinforce internal plastic safety lids. The ledges will strengthen the company’s plastic internal safety lids or a variety of internal safety devices made by others, such as concrete, fiberglass or rope netting. The riser lids come with necessary mounting hardware, including safety screws. 800-382-7009;

Vent Pipe Filters

Industrial Odor Control, a Simple Solutions Company, Heavy Duty

Industrial Odor Control, a Simple Solutions Company, has made an improvement to the Heavy Duty filter with an end-of-service life indicator, a qualitative (yes/no) colorimetric indicator for the end-of-service life of carbon adsorbers and filters. It is designed to provide real-time indication of the breakthrough of hydrogen sulfide gas, allowing the customer to order replacement carbon before the odor returns. It is located on the side of the filter and is easily viewable from the ground, allowing the homeowner to know when the carbon is becoming saturated without climbing on the roof or waiting until an odor breakthrough. The indicator is waterproof. Filters come complete with their first charge of carbon, Norit Darco’s H2S Sulfursorb Plus. This carbon has been engineered to work efficiently in high-humidity conditions. The filter housings are manufactured from heavy-duty schedule 40 PVC. 866-667-8465;

Pagoda Vent 

Vent pipe filters from Pagoda Vent provide septic field microbes with the oxygen needed to thrive. They give concrete tanks gas release to mitigate microbial-induced corrosion and provide pressure relief for pumps. They provide proper ventilation, while remaining inconspicuous and attractive in the landscape. The units are durable, lightweight and will not rust. An optional odor filter cartridge using a specialized concentrated media offers years of odor control and fits concealed in the device, according to the maker. 888-864-1468;

The Dirty Bird septic vent

The Dirty Bird provides an alternative to the standard septic vent required by many municipalities for new residential and commercial construction. It is an easy-to-install septic vent shaped like a birdbath. Meeting U.S. Environmental Protection Agency septic venting regulations, it controls odors through a replaceable charcoal filter and vents gases through holes at the bottom of the pedestal so nothing enters the septic system. Fade-resistant (UV stabilized), lightweight and recyclable, it is available in granite, sandstone and terra cotta colors. It is constructed of 100 percent low-density polyethylene and stainless hardware. It is 32 inches high with a basin width of 23 inches and footprint of 12 1/4 inches. 866-968-9668; 


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