Septic Systems Articles

  • New case study from Watson-Marlow Fluid Technology Group

    Job number: CC6819 Client: Watson-Marlow Fluid Technology Group Publication: Date: July 2018 Word count: ~630 ...


    By Siemens AG

  • New Study Links Septic Tanks to Florida Algal Blooms

    State seeks millions to help residents disconnect from septic systems and connect to sewers ...


    By Fluence Corporation

  • Tundra Tough - Treatment plants specially designed for cold climates provide a solution for two seasonal cabin complexes in Denali, Alaska - Case Study

    Grizzly Bear Cabins and Campground in Dcnali, Alaska, needed a larger onsite system to handle a major expansion. Across the road, the undersized system for Dcnali River Cabins complex also needed replacement. ...


    By BioMicrobics, Inc.

  • Application of nano-silver coated granular activated carbon for inactivation of septic tank effluent

    On-site sanitation systems such as cesspools and septic tanks are widely used in most developing countries. These systems primarily aim to collect and treat toilet wastewater or blackwater. Although septic tanks are commonly used in non-sewered areas, their effluents are still rich in pathogens and other pollutants. The practice of direct discharge of septic tank effluents into the surrounding ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Load limit of a UASB fed septic tank-treated domestic wastewater

    Performance of a 250 L pilot-scale up-flow anaerobic sludge blanket (UASB) reactor, operated at ambient temperatures, fed septic tank effluents intermittently, was monitored for hydraulic retention time (HRT) from 18 h to 4 h. The total suspended solids (TSS), total chemical oxygen demand (CODT), dissolved chemical oxygen demand (CODdis) and suspended chemical oxygen demand (CODss) removal ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Southside, Arkansas - Case Study

    Rural area faced failing septic tanks in soggy land that didn't perc well. The Problem Failing septic tanks needed to be replaced. Gravity sewers were cost-prohibitive, requiring deep trenches and massive disruption. The Solution E/One's grinder pump stations easily replaced septic tanks. Improving the infrastructure was required in order to spur ...


    By Environment One Corporation

  • Water Charges & Local Authorities

    This is a piece I wrote a while back, I think it has significant relevance now that we are being charged for water and septic usage… Patrolled by the Guilty, Will It Be Solved by the Ecological Entrepreneur? Local Authorities are the largest abusers of wastewater discharge in the country; but will they soon have the ability to force the public to conform to a standard they flaunt ...


    By BioPro Ireland

  • Evaluating the effects of septic tank on shallow wells in Iba housing estate, Ojo LGA, Lagos

    Water samples from 30 shallow wells were measured for depth, depth to water table, and distance to septic tank. In situ parameters including electrical conductivity, pH, total dissolved solids, and temperature were measured using portable meters. Chemical parameters including salinity, chloride, calcium, alkalinity and total hardness were determined using titrimetry method. Sulphate and nitrate ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • KSFA Info-FLO: “Better than New Septic from Bio-Microbics!“

    Better than New Septic from Bio-Microbics! In Western Kansas, those properties that experience biologically-failed septic systems rarely have options other than to replace the entire system - an expensive endeavor for low-income housing. For a family located in Finney County, the local authorities identified the tell tale signs of a biological failure ...


    By BioMicrobics, Inc.

  • Sacred place in Egypt saved by treating wastewater

    While investigating a wastewater problem in an Egyptian village, Alterra researcher Joop Harmsen discovered that a monastery was in danger of collapsing. This unexpected threat to a sacred place turned out to be the most important incentive for tackling this particular wastewater problem in the short term. Normally there would be no funding for such a project. The village of Deir Gebel El-Tair ...

  • Drain Cleaning Does Not Require Digging Anymore

    The professionals at Lake Norman Septic use cable snakes and other tools to locate your septic issue and unclog any drains and pipes. Before these techniques existed a septic tank issue often meant intensive digging and weeks of messy yard waste. The new cable snakes use tiny cameras than can easily squeeze through your sewer and septic ...


    By Lake Norman Sewer & Septic

  • New home with Puraflow septic system and odor complaint - Case Study

    Problem After installation of a Puraflow septic system the customer complained of odors in his yard. The contractor installed residential vent odor filters on the tank vent on the roof vents. The residential odor filters improved but did not eliminate the problem. The contractor reviewed the problem with Simple Solutions and determined that the problem was due to the ...


    By Simple Solutions Dist. LLC

  • What Is The Best Time Of The Year, To Clean Your Septic System?

    In this article, I will tell you a little more about septic system maintenance and answer some of the most common questions, about cleaning your septic tanks. Most people are not certain when it is a good time to clean their septic system, but the truth is that there is no right time of the year to do this. The right moment, will depend on the amount of use that you have given to your ...


    By Lake Norman Sewer & Septic

  • Retainment of the antimicrobial agent triclosan in a septic tank

    Laboratory experiments were conducted to investigate the fate of the antimicrobial agent triclosan (TCS) in a conventional septic tank. The main mechanism of TCS removal from wastewater was identified to be rapid TCS sorption to suspended particles followed by settling of these particles to the bottom of the septic tank. Sorption to particles was completed within minutes while the settling took ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Organic matter and nitrogen removal at planted wetlands treating domestic septage with varying operational strategies

    A two-staged engineered wetland-based system was designed and constructed to treat raw domestic septage. Hydraulic loading rates (HLRs) of 8.75 and 17.5 cm/d were studied with four and eight daily dosings at the second stage of the system to investigate the influence of the regimes on septage treatment. Removal of organic matter (OM) was found to be HLR dependent, where the results indicated ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Studies Prove Compliant With Regulated Septic Tanks

    Community councils have visited hundreds of homes, businesses and farms, which have registered septic tanks and asked about its functionality. The results have shown that more than half the interviewed people are happy with how septic systems and tanks are working in their properties or in a place nearby. Click here to read more  ...


    By Lake Norman Sewer & Septic

  • A Little History About Septic Systems

    It is believed that septic systems, first appeared in France and that a man by the name of, John Mouras, first thought of them.  The records show that septic tanks started appearing around 1860 and since then, they have made our communities a nicer place to live. Read more ...


    By Lake Norman Sewer & Septic

  • Septic Systems Have a Lifetime

    It is common to think that your household’s most expensive repairs and renovation projects will be your roof and furnace, but the reality is that if your home has a septic system installed, it will most likely not last  forever and you will need to repair  or replace it at one time of your life.  So having a budget saved for this sort of emergency, is a must, if you own a ...


    By Lake Norman Sewer & Septic

  • Caring For Your Septic System and Water

    As the world becomes more aware of protecting our environment and eco-friendly things, authorities are also gaining knowledge about this and some are deciding to inspect septic systems and water on a more regular basis. Check out this article for more information: http://www.lakenormanseptic.com/category/blog/ ...


    By Lake Norman Sewer & Septic

  • Spring Could Bring Problems To Septic Systems

    Because many regions of the US have had a very tough winter this year, it is possible that spring may bring some problems to septic systems and their owners.  The speedy melting of snow and some spring rains, may cause runoff from septic systems, which could contaminate other water sources or areas. For more information check out this article:  ...


    By Lake Norman Sewer & Septic

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