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 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. 517-317-9620;

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 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 difficult site conditions. 800-321-6960;

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 for less digging and avoiding high water tables, lightweight construction, a multiport inlet/outlet 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 requiring no water for backfill, a threaded riser system and watertight, seamless construction. 866-943-7256;

Septic Components

Alberta Wilbert Sales Riser Wrap

Cold-weather installations of septic tanks can be challenging. Freezing temperatures can wreak havoc on internal tank fittings and pumps, and frost-heaving can compromise tank riser joints. To address this challenge, Alberta Wilbert Sales developed Riser Wrap. This rigid, closed-cell foam product is made from expanded polystyrene and provides an R-10 insulating value. The two-piece, clamshell sections install within minutes, and fit snugly between the ribs of PVC risers. The rigidity of the foam also strengthens grade-ring and riser connections, and the smooth outer wall inhibits surrounding soils and frost from embedding into the pipe’s grooves, which can lead to heaving of riser pipes. 800-232-7385;

Front Range Precast Concrete Auto-Siphon

In a gravity-powered septic system, sewage is carried from the house to the tank via gravity, meaning there are no motors, no fossil-fuel energy consumption, and no noise. When the Auto-Siphon from Front Range Precast Concrete is activated, it has the capacity to equalize the pressure dosing into the soil treatment area. Using gravity, it can fit into any of the company’s single-, two- or three-compartment FLXX watertight tanks. Front Range Precast Concrete sets the siphon trap in a foundation base, installs the trap, bell and overflow in the tank, and primes the trap prior to shipment. 800-783-3207;

Innovative Thermo Solutions Thermo-Disc

The Thermo-Disc from Innovative Thermo Solutions was designed to aid in preventing septic systems and tanks from freezing due to lack of insulated risers. It has been designed to friction fit into the tank riser, which allows it to be placed as deep as practical. It has an R-value of R10 and a rubber seal around the perimeter that keeps it in place and provides a nearly air-tight seal which also keeps the cold air out and the heat in the tank. It will also aid in keeping the anerobic and aerobic bacteria from going dormant in the septage and effluent, ultimately increasing the effectiveness of the treatment process and longevity of the soil treatment system. 320-980-1737;

Effluent Filters 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 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;

Sim/Tech Filter pleated filter units

Pleated filter units from Sim/Tech Filter provide gravity effluent filtration in septic tanks and turbine pump filtration in pump tanks. The filtration size is 3/32-inch in two dimensions. Flow channels in the pleated material increase longevity. All filter types start at over 2,000 square inches of filtration area. The 45% open area (over 900 square inches) is equivalent to 800 linear feet of 3/32-inch slots. Various configurations and larger units are available. 888-999-3290;

Stepros Self-Cleaning Pump Vaults

Self-Cleaning Pump Vaults from Stepros reduce the need to manually clean clogged effluent filters by harnessing the power of the pump to automatically flush solids away from the effluent filter. Filtered effluent from the pump chamber is pumped back to the filter to flush solids back into the tank each time the pump activates. Pump vaults are available in 45-, 54- and 78-inch heights and can be used in single- or dual-compartment septic tanks. Pump vaults accept a 4-inch high-head effluent pump. All pump vaults come with an effluent filter and integrated float tree. 615-200-8229;

Lid BrenLin Seal-R

Seal-R septic tank lids from BrenLin create a strong seal between the septic tank and the riser, eliminating water infiltration. 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

Eljen Geotextile Sand Filter

The GSF, or Geotextile Sand Filter system from Eljen, is designed to provide treatment and dispersal in the same footprint with easy installation 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, increasing the soil’s ability to accept the effluent and increase the long-term acceptance rate. Its design provides increased surface area for biological treatment that greatly exceeds the module’s absorption area. Open-air channels within the module support aerobic bacterial growth on the module’s geotextile fabric interface, 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;

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 suspended and attached growth biological processes, and consists of pretreatment, anoxic, aeration and clarification chambers, followed by the biofilm 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;


Infiltrator Water Technologies EZsnap Riser

The EZsnap Riser from Infiltrator Water Technologies is an easy-to-assemble, watertight riser system for septic tanks, pump tanks and cisterns. The modular sections and click-and-lock technology allow riser height to be customized for any installation and create a watertight gasketed connection that eliminates the need for assembly tools, sealant/caulk and hardware. Constructed of durable polypropylene, the 24-inch-diameter risers can be used with concrete or plastic tanks and are available in 2-, 6- and 12-inch sections and can be nested for efficient transportation and storage. The line also includes the 24-inch Safety Star fiberglass-reinforced riser safety system. This strong, secondary level of protection prevents unintended entry into the tank if a primary riser lid is unknowingly damaged or removed. The riser is compatible with IM- and CM-Series tanks, including the new CM-1060 compression-molded septic tank design. 800-221-4436;

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

Pagoda Vent

Decorative Pagoda Vents come in 16-, 24- and 36-inch sizes. The original vents are bark (brown) or moss (green) color to blend into the landscape. The newest copper offering will add patina over time or can be maintained as a landscape feature. All versions support the long life of system components by providing septic field microbes the oxygen they need to thrive, concrete tank gas release to mitigate microbial-induced corrosion, and pressure relief for pumps. An optional odor filter cartridge uses concentrated media for years of odor control, 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 crawlspace in-line 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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