Education – Tanks and Septic Systems
From the home owner who may be new to the onsite waste water process...
to the ROWP and Engineer who may need a quick reference to technical info required to complete the design of a "Type 3 " treatment plant...
ABC Precast and Ready Mix Ltd. can provide comprehensive access to educational information to help.
What is onsite waste water?
Country or rural living requires that the homeowner is responsible for the proper treatment of all onsite wastewater created on the property. A quality system, if properly installed and maintained, has the potential to outlast the home owner. This is why it is very important to have a qualified representative perform the steps needed to design, install and maintain your system. Such a representative is called a Registered Onsite Wastewater Practitioner (ROWP).
Types of systems and their applications
Onsite Waste Water systems can be classified into 3 categories: Type 1, Type 2 and Type 3. Each type requires different planning, processing equipment, and maintenance schedules, and must be site specific. The ROWP will be able to determine which type of system will work best for your property.
Type 1 can be as simple as a septic tank, distribution box and gravity field. In some applications a pump chamber may need to be used. This system will generally yield a lower level of effluent quality, but under most conditions, can be installed by a Registered Onsite Waste Water Practitioner (ROWP).
Type 2 systems are generally used when the site constraints do not meet those of Type 1 and the quality of the effluent needs to be higher. These systems normally consist of a packaged treatment system such as the EcoFlo systems. These systems can be designed by an ROWP.
is used when the site requirements can not meet either Type 2 or Type 1 requirements. These systems will often require the use of an effluent disinfection system such as the PolyLok UV Filter
. An engineer is required to design a Type 3 system.
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