Treatment plants remove impurities contained in wastewater so that the treated wastewater can be safely returned to the environment. This same stabilization process occurs in nature to break down wastewater into its most basic components of carbon dioxide and water. Common methods of treatment include physical, biological and chemical treatment steps to stabilize the wastewater. Enviro-Flo wastewater treatment plants are designed to accelerate and control nature's process to insure proper treatment is provided
Frequently Asked Questions
WHERE DOES THE TREATED WATER GO ?
Treated wastewater is returned to the environment by a number of different methods. Depending on the degree of treatment and local regulations, it may be absorbed into the soil, discharged directly into a surface waterway or reused by a method like spray irrigation.
ARE WASTEWATER TREATMENT SYSTEMS REALLY NECESSARY?
Wastewater treatment systems serve primarily to protect the health of the general population by insuring that water supplies remain clean. In today's world, people live a lot longer than they used to and higher population concentrations result in increased organic loading to the waterways from a variety of sources. Modern wastewater treatment systems contribute to a safer, cleaner environment by reducing this organic load and controlling the presence of bacteria and waterborne diseases.
WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A SEWER SYSTEM AND AN ONSITE TREATMENT SYSTEM?
A sewer system is a series of pipes that collect wastewater and transport it to a remote location where the wastewater is processed by a municipal treatment system. An onsite treatment system collects, treats and disposes of wastewater from a single source in the same location that it is generated. Municipal and onsite treatment systems utilize many of the same treatment processes, but a municipal sewer system collects and treats wastewater from many different locations.
WHY ARE ONSITE SYSTEMS NECESSARY?
Population density, the topography of the area, soil conditions and numerous other factors are involved in the construction and operation of a sewage collection system. Increasing migration to suburban and rural areas make municipal sewers more difficult and costly to build and maintain. Onsite treatment systems are often the most practical and cost-effective solution for wastewater treatment and disposal.
WHAT ARE THE CONSIDERATIONS TO HAVING A ONSITE TREATMENT SYSTEM?
A good rule of thumb is don't put anything into your wastewater treatment system that is not biodegradable. Your local health department can provide you with guidance on the operation and care of your onsite treatment system. Just as a municipal treatment plant requires a staff to provide operation and maintenance, your onsite system will require periodic inspection, service and maintenance.
WHERE IS MY TREATMENT PLANT?
Your local health department should have information regarding the location of your wastewater treatment system. Also, a local septic tank pumping service or your Enviro-Flo distributor can employ several different types of technology to verify the tank location.
WHAT IS AN AEROBIC SYSTEM?
The name "aerobic" comes from the activity going on within the aeration chamber, which is included in all Aerobic systems. An aerator- a mechanical motor that introduces air in the form of many tiny bubbles into the aeration chamber- constantly flows into the aeration chamber, feeding aerobic bacteria that thrive on oxygen. These bacteria 'eat' the biodegradable materials in your aerobic system, reducing them to tiny, harmless particles that exit the system in the form of an odorless effluent, often via lawn sprinklers. You can read more about the Enviro-Flo aerobic systems in the "Owners Manual" section of our site.
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