If you live away from municipal sewer infrastructure, you’ll need a septic system. You might consider installing an advanced treatment septic system. Advanced treatment systems are designed to prevent the pollution that’s associated with traditional septic systems. Many of them have additional features to minimize your impact on the environment. They can be used on individual properties, or designed to collect the waste and wastewater from a cluster of nearby homes. (As a bonus, decentralizing can reduce or eliminate your responsibility for septic pumping in Modesto, CA—your neighbors may choose to trade off, or allow another entity to take responsibility.)
Here are some of the features an advanced treatment septic system may have:
- Recirculated sand filters: Sand filters are helpful for eliminating pathogens and can pre-treat wastewater in high-traffic areas. You’ll need to check your municipal codes to ensure surface discharge is allowed—if so, a recirculating sand filter is a good option. They drastically reduce the solid waste, nitrogen and biochemical oxygen in your wastewater. That “pre-treatment” means the rest of your septic system will have less work to do, so it can process a higher volume of water.
- Engineered absorption components: Stone, metal and cement septic system components are not always practical, especially because they are expensive to transport. That’s why engineered absorption components are now made out of plastic. They’re far lighter and easier to install. Plus, they can be manufactured in a number of different sizes, which makes them suitable for any plot of land.
- Dual leach fields: One great way to reduce your impact on the environment is to use dual leach fields. The septic system can divert the effluent to one field or the other. This allows the secondary leach field to “rest” while the other is in use. The best part about this type of system is that if you forget to schedule a septic pumping appointment in Modesto, CA, the excess waste water will be diverted to the reserve field. That can prevent a lot of damage—and save a lot of money.
- Water restoration: Some advanced treatment septic systems allow for water restoration—microprocessors ensure the effluent is properly filtered and processed. Some use UV lights to kill any remaining pathogens. This produces plenty of clean, non-consumable water, which can be used for irrigation.
- Aerobic treatment units: Some advanced treatment septic systems use aerobic treatment units (ATUs) to break down the organic matter and reduce bacteria or other pathogens. This is a quicker way to break down solids and treat the wastewater. However, it does require more machinery, which usually means a higher installation and operating cost.
If you’ve installed your own septic system and need help with maintenance, repair and pumping in Modesto, CA, call Alvarado Pumping Septic Service today. We offer regular septic services, and are on call 24/7 to handle emergencies. With over 14 years of experience, our team is sure to be able to help with all your septic system needs. We look forward to assisting you soon!