Septic System Services for the Victoria Area
Type 2 and Type 3 treatment plant systems introduce secondary and tertiary treatment in order to produce a cleaner effluent that can be discharged into a smaller drain field. This type of system generally involves having some sort of air (oxygen) injection into the sewage that enhances aerobic bacterial growth and more rapid breakdown of the organic wastes and solids in the sewage, thus producing a cleaner discharge effluent to the disposal area. The cleaner effluent allows for a much smaller disposal area than the Type 1 septic systems. These Type 2 and Type 3 sewage treatment systems are often referred to as package treatment plants that have pumps or compressors that inject the air (oxygen) into the sewage to provide the treatment effluent required for these smaller fields on small lots or where soil conditions are difficult.
Tertiary treatment also includes the addition of some kind of disinfectant treatment to address fecal and other bacterias before final discharge takes place.
Our investigation can involve not only the septic tank and field operation, but also the package treatment plant itself to ensure that it is working up to specifications.
General maintenance service and repair is prompted for Type 2 & 3 systems the same as it is for a Type 1 system where the homeowner has a problem with odour or effluent surfacing or some problem with the plumbing inside the house. Package treatment plants and any system with a pump chamber should have some type of alarm audible and visible to alert the homeowner of a mechanical failure, overflow or some other high level situation that needs to be attended to. All sewage treatment systems should always have a preventative maintenance service agreement in place that at a minimum reflects the manufacturer’s recommendations.
Ongoing maintenance should be performed as per manufacturer’s recommendations. Scheduled maintenance prevents emergency service and repair calls thereby preventing or minimizing conditions where property damage can occur by resolving developing problems before they become emergencies and or expensive repairs.
To upgrade to a treatment system involves having a Registered Onsite Wastewater Practitioner (ROWP) perform a service assessment of the disposal requirements and areas available for disposal. This would involve some investigation of the property and soil conditions including a percolation test of the soil before a complete design specification can be developed and an installation cost can be determined. On an existing disposal system any working infrastructure should be kept within the upgrade where possible.
Earthservice Drainmaster has a full service staff including Registered Onsite Wastewater Practitioner (ROWP) Techs in-house to take care of repairs, servicing, design and inspection assessments to permit new systems for new buildings.
Earthservice Drainmaster has an in-house professional engineer to assist with design and supervision.
Earthservice Drainmaster carries a large supply of service and repair parts and we are the authorized dealers for several manufacturers of treatment plants and always carry the common repair items in stock. We have the qualified technicians on staff to service and repair them.
Earthservice Drainmaster has an inventory of used packaged treatment plants that can be used for very cost-effective upgrades or new installations.