Product Focus: System Repair/Drainfield Rejuvenation

Product Focus: System Repair/Drainfield Rejuvenation

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Aero-Stream Eco-Nest

Aero-Stream offers NSF-40 Eco-Nest ATUs for flows of 450 to 1,500 gpd. These systems are based on Bio-Brush technology, utilizing an extended aeration/attached growth bacteria process. Each flow rate is available in one, two and three-tank configurations and can be selected based on the desired treatment level. These systems are designed to fit in locally available precast septic tanks with no special configurations. Achieving removal efficiency of more than 90% for BOD and more than 93% for TSS, these systems are simple and energy efficient. The large surface area of the Bio-Brush avoids system upset from biological or hydraulic overloading. The air supply is provided by a weatherproof UL-listed compressor that plugs into a standard 115-volt outlet. The control panel/alarm is battery powered, eliminating the need to hire an electrician for gravity flow systems. 877-254-7093;

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. It is used for 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;

Jet Inc. J-1500CF Series

The J-1500CF Series nutrient-reducing BAT media plant from Jet Inc. offers variable capacity in an NSF-245-tested treatment system. It provides complete effluent treatment from 500 to 1,500 gpd. The 500 and 800 gpd PLT Series tanks are the lightweight, rotational molded alternative to the concrete J-1500CF Series. The seamless polyethylene tanks are easy to transport and install in difficult site conditions. The system uses a 700++ aerator, effluent filter and the Jet 197 control panel, which cycles the aerator to reduce nitrogen by over 60%. 800-321-6960;

MicroSepTec EnviroServer ES

The MicroSepTec EnviroServer ES Series utilizes five chambers to achieve primary settling, treatment and clarification in one tank. The units use a moving-bed biological reactor made for the residential market. The first compartment of the system is the primary clarifier for settling sludge and solids. The second section houses the first of two aeration chambers and contains biomedia providing surface area to promote a healthy population of microorganisms. The third compartment is used for further aeration to amplify the growth of nitrifying bacteria and the process of nitrification. The fourth chamber is the final clarifier where suspended solids settle out. Wastewater is then recirculated back to the primary clarifier in the first compartment, which contains enough carbon to promote denitrification removing high levels of nitrate. Clarified water then moves through an effluent filter before entering the fifth compartment, an effluent chamber for storage. 877-473-7842;

Norweco Singulair HK Green

The Singulair HK Green wastewater treatment system from Norweco is designed for areas that require significant and consistent reduction of total nitrogen. The hybrid system combines both suspended and attached growth biological processes, and consists of pretreatment, anoxic, aeration and clarification chambers, followed by the Bio-Film Reactor. It uses an extended aeration process to treat wastewater and features technology to enhance or optimize denitrification. Wastewater in the system undergoes a 70-hour retention to ensure adequate exposure to all treatment processes. 800-667-9326;

Orenco Systems AdvanTex AX-RT Series

The AdvanTex AX-RT Series of advanced wastewater treatment systems from Orenco Systems is designed for system repair and rehabilitation. All interior components are installed, plumbed and adjusted at the factory. Units can be shallowly buried for use between a functional, watertight septic tank and a functioning drainfield. The three-in-one design includes recirculation, treatment and discharge in a single unit to simplify installation and eliminate the need for additional tanks, basins, risers and lids. The system can be maintained with an annual service call. Filters and textile media are accessible and cleanable, and control panels are touch-safe. No blower is needed for the passively vented system. An optional UV disinfection unit is available. 800/348-9843;


Prinsco Pro4

Pro4 onsite chambers from Prinsco are a gravelless drainfield solution for residential and commercial septic systems. They are designed to offer delivery convenience, ease of installation, and application flexibility while maximizing drainfield infiltration area. Asymmetrical arches provide maximum structural performance, and interlocking coupler allows for 10 degrees of joint articulation in either direction for contoured trench or bed applications. 800-992-1725;

Sim/Tech Filter orifice shields

Orifice shields from Sim/Tech Filter are designed to prevent drain media, such as drain stone, from blocking discharge holes, promoting even distribution of effluent in pressurized systems. The shields have a sturdy design that keeps them firmly in place after snapping them on the laterals, according to the maker. The large amount of open area between the pipe and shield allows for easy placement over the holes and reduces media clogging by debris. The enclosed design has a large amount of open area, but all openings are small enough to prevent media from entering the shield. Two styles are available — for top-discharge distribution holes and bottom-discharge holes. Shields are available to fit 3/4-, 1-, 1 1/4-, 1 1/2-, 2- or 3-inch pipe. 888-999-3290; 


Cam Spray MCB3040

The MCB3040 skid-mount, hot-water pressure washer from Cam Spray is designed to move easily from truck to van to trailer. It offers 4 gpm at 3,000 psi from a Honda GX390 industrial gas engine and triplex plunger pump with ceramic plungers and stainless steel valves. It is equipped with low-pressure chemical injection and is protected by an unloader valve and secondary pressure pop off. The burner system includes a rust-free fuel tank, Schedule 80 coil with stainless steel wrap, is controlled by an adjustable thermostat and temperature limit switch for a maximum temperature of 195 degrees F. The frame is industrial coated 2-inch tubing and comes equipped with a wand/hose rack. A heavy-duty trigger gun with a dual wand and side handle valve allows for the user to switch from high pressure cleaning to detergent application and is equipped with quick change 0-, 15-, 25- and 40-degree nozzles. 800-648-5011;


Oatey Hercules Bacta-Life

Hercules Bacta-Life from Oatey is a concentrated powdered product formulated to bacterially repopulate recently pumped septic systems. It is a blend of specialized microbes, potent enzymes, micronutrients and growth accelerators to digest grease, soap scum, starch, proteins, carbohydrates and cellulose/paper. The product disperses quickly on contact with water, and begins to break down deposits and neutralize odors. It contains no acids, caustics or solvents and is safe for use in all areas of wastewater plumbing. It is designed to enhance the natural biology of cesspools, septic tanks and drainage areas, removing heavy buildup in traps, drains, sewers and sump/lift stations when used on a regular basis, according to the maker. Regular use of this product maintains free-flowing drains and sewers and helps keep septic systems at full activity, the company asserts. It can also be used in commercial grease traps, for sewer and drainline maintenance and backyard composting. 800-321-9532;


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. Pretreated effluent is time-dosed over the media using helical spray nozzles for 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;

Waterloo Biofilter

Adding highly treated and oxygenated effluent into a failing drainfield can rejuvenate and extend its lifespan, saving installers from disposing of the existing bed and bringing in truckloads of sand. According to the manufacturer, drainfields receiving Waterloo Biofilter effluent can function indefinitely because it does not need to treat the wastewater; its purpose is to discharge the treated effluent back into the ground. Damage to a drainfield occurs when sludge and organic material from a septic tank plug the bed or the pipes. A biofilter can be installed in front of an existing drainfield to extend its life and reverse a failing drainfield, or it can be part of a new installation with a much smaller drainfield. The biofilters utilizes a robust filter medium with multiple configurations to suit the needs of every site. 866-366-4329;


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;

Simple Solutions Distributing WVI Inline

The WVI Inline activated carbon filter from Simple Solutions Distributing is installed in an attic or crawl space inline of the current vent to remove septic odor. The filter comes in 4- and 6-inch sizes, with the smaller able to be bushed down to 1.5-, 2- and 3-inch sizes. It comes with 2 pounds of Sulfursorb Plus activated carbon, which is poured into the 2-inch fill port. The unit accepts an optional screw-in saturation indicator that changes color to indicate when carbon needs to be changed. It is suitable for extreme, cold climates, as it is enclosed in an attic or crawl space. It can be installed in any climate where septic or sewer vent odor exists and the roof vent filter needs to be hidden. 973-846-7817;


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