AEROBIC SEPTIC SYSTEMS IN NORTHEAST OKLAHOMA
An Aerobic Wastewater Treatment System - often called an Aerobic Septic System - is a small-scale sewage treatment system similar to a septic tank, but which uses an aerobic process (adding air or oxygen) for digestion rather than the anaerobic (without air) process used in septic systems.
Adding air promotes the growth of organisms that break down the solids, which are put through a clarifier and chlorinated for disinfection which produces a cleaner, more environmentally friendly discharge. This cleaner discharge eliminates the need for a drainage field (leach field) allowing the system to be installed on a small property where a standard septic tank system would not have been possible.
EFFECTIVE NOV. 1, 2020, OKLAHOMA DEQ HAS CHANGED THE STATE LAW REQUIRING ALL NEW SYSTEMS THAT ARE 1330′ OR LESS FROM A CREEK OR WATERWAY MUST BE AN AEROBIC SYSTEM, IF YOUR NEW SYSTEM IS 300′ OR LESS FROM A CREEK YOU MUST HAVE A NITROGEN REDUCTION AEROBIC SYSTEM.
We install ClearStream Aerobic Systems
The Clearstream Wastewater Treatment System is a highly efficient “extended aeration” sewage system designed to treat wastewater into a clear, odorless, and organically stable water. Clearstream Wastewater Treatment Systems have been tested extensively by NSF and have exceeded all requirements for Oklahoma.
All Clearstream Systems require a trash tank or septic tank in front to keep grease, toxic household chemicals, and other undesirable substances from entering the treatment unit.
The high quality of the treated effluent from the Clearstream can be discharged through many methods. The most common is spray irrigation and drip irrigation. In most cases, disinfectant - either tablet or liquid - is required.
- The pre-treatment stage removes large solids and other undesirable substances from the wastewater; this stage acts much like a septic system.
- Aeration stage, where the aerobic bacteria digests the biological wastes in the wastewater.
- Settling stage to allow any undigested solids to settle. This forms a sludge that must be periodically removed from the system.
- Disinfecting stage, where chlorine or similar disinfectant is mixed with the water, to produce an antiseptic output or effluent that is then sprayed cleanly onto the yard.
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Benefits of an Aerobic Septic System
Aerobic Treatment Units are gradually replacing traditional septic tanks due to their efficiency and benefit to the environment but there are many additional benefits to installing an aerobic system for your home, such as:
- No Drain Field Required
- Heavy-Duty Reinforced Concrete (no plastic inserts)
- Produce a high-quality effluent(discharge)
- Low-cost maintenance
- Can be used to correct many failing systems
- User-friendly, One-piece construction
- Easy access to every component
- No moving parts to wear out including the control box
- Simple mechanical timers
- Suitable for use in nearly any soil condition
WHICH AEROBIC SYSTEM IS RIGHT FOR YOU?
There are two types of aerobic septic systems: a One-Tank System and a Three-Tank System and the size of your household or establishment will likely be the deciding factor in which tank is right for you.
A One-Tank Aerobic System contains the trash, ATU (aerobic treatment unit), and pump chamber all in one tank while the Three-Tank Aerobic System houses each component separately. Typically, with residential septic installations, any home that is five bedrooms or less would get a one tank system. Anything larger than a five bedroom home would require a three tank system. For commercial installations, anything over 600 GPD (gallons per day) will require a three tank aerobic system.
Maintaining Your Aerobic Wastewater Treatment System
The maintenance of an aerobic septic system is the most important factor ensuring proper system operation. DEQ rules require that the aerobic manufacturer or representative (installer) shall provide and sign a two-year initial service policy, or maintenance agreement, with the owner/operator. After the two years have elapsed, contract renewal is optional. The cost of the initial service policy is included in the original purchase price and contains provisions for four inspection/service visits.
These inspection/service visits are used to inspect, adjust, and service the electrical, mechanical, and other components. This becomes the owner/operator’s responsibility if the two-year initial service policy has expired and is not renewed. Although some maintenance may be done by the owner/operator, most should be performed by a professional. Poorly maintained systems will not produce properly treated effluent. For the best care, follow the manufacturer’s recommendations.
As the owner/operator, use these general guidelines as a basis for maintaining your system.
- Aerobic septic systems are designed to treat only household wastewater. If toxic or hazardous materials enter the system, treatment may be affected. (Normal household chemicals will not harm the system).
- Routinely inspect the equalization tank for sludge build-up.
- Equalization tanks may need to be cleaned out every one to two years.
- Check the disinfecting system on a regular basis. Proper disinfection will greatly reduce the risk of pathogens in the effluent.
- Maintain the vegetative cover in the surface application area.
- Observe good water conservation practices.
- If an alarm is activated, call your maintenance provider or a professional.
Click below to access the "Aerobic System Operation and Maintenance Guide for Homeowners" from the Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality.
>> Aerobic System Operation and Maintenance Guide
Click below to access the owner's manual for our "All In One 3 chamber 600gpd Night Spray Concrete Aerobic Treatment Plant.
We are certified to install, repair and service all brands of aerobic septic systems including:
- Solar Airs
- And More!
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