Aerobic Septic System
An aerobic septic system is also known as an aerobic wastewater treatment system. It’s not really a septic system at all. When you own an aerobic system you are basically the owner of a mini municipal sewage plant. Your aerobic system performs many of the steps and activities performed by an urban waste treatment plant.
In Maryland, aerobic treatment systems are becoming more popular. That’s because they are one of the few replacements for a failing septic system that meet the strict nitrogen reduction standards set up through the Maryland Department of the Environment. Depending on where you are located, if you have a failing septic system, you may be eligible for financial assistance through the Bay Area Restoration Fund.
Aerobic treatment systems are similar to septic systems in that both treat wastewater using natural processes. But unlike the traditional septic system, the aerobic system injects oxygen into the tank. This increased oxygen level increases the natural bacterial consumption of waste within the system. The best aerobic systems provide a pretreatment tank as well as a final treatment tank.
Aerobic systems work like this: Wastewater and effluent enter a pre-treatment tank where grease, oils, toilet paper, and other solids and foreign materials are captured. This helps to reduce the amount of solids entering the aerobic chamber. Too many solids can clog the system and cause a breakdown. Next, the wastewater enters the aerobic chamber where air is forced into the wastewater to increase the growth of beneficial bacteria that consume the solids. However, not all solids are consumed by the bacteria, so the mixture next enters a settling chamber where any remaining solids can settle. Next the treated water moves to a pumping chamber.
Other septic services we provide include septic tank pumping, grease trap cleaning, septic inspection and septic repair. Once we’ve installed your septic system, we’re partners who will work with you to keep your system up and running for years to come.