SEPTIC TANKS, LONG DROPS AND PIT LATTRINES

Septic systems are one of the most used water treatment methods for small scale waste water.

 

We find septic systems in the form of septic tanks, long drops and pit lattrines. These systems are effective on small scale water treatment but are prone to a number of issues.

Overworked or wrongly managed systems are quick to build up in solids and fats, these systems also traditionally give off horrible odours. Due to the fact that these systems are generally in or around residential areas. These smells are horrible to live with. We offer solutions to these problems with an affordable and effective bio augmentation program.

SEPTIC SYSTEM  ISSUES AND OUR SOLUTION .


Organic solid reduction

Solids are plentyfull in any septic system and needs to be digested to its basic elements of Carbons, nitrogen, phosphorous and sulphides.

Our bacteria will effectively digest these solids to its base elements leaving you with a free flowing system that does not clog up

High High Fats, Oils and Grease

Fats, oils and grease can clog up pipes and build up in your septic system reducing your flow rates and lowering the amount of waste a system can take.

Our bacteria effectively digests these Fats, oils and grease to their base elements of water and carbon dioxide gas. This insures a free flowing system with no blockages and far less call outs from the septic tank pumpers

Horrible odours

Odours in a septic system is caused by the generation of Hydrogen sulphide gas. This is a natural process and a result of solid digestion. However this is not a pleasant smell at all and greatly affects all people in the area.

Our product contains bacterial strains that specializes in the breakdown of Hydrogen sulphide. We very effectively get rid of all odours associated with aseptic system.

Imagine a septic system that if continually free flowing, free of odours and requires very little to no maintenance. We can make it happen.

COMPLETELY LIVE CONSORTIUM WITH A VERY LONG SHELF LIFE.


Our bacteria is organic and natural, completely safe and pathogen free. It has a guaranteed shelf life of 3 years.

The nature of our consortium leads to an interesting phenomenon that is explained in its simplest form as self selection. Because we have such a wide range of bacteria functioning over different processes our bacteria flourishes in almost any environment.

The moment it is introduced into a system the availability of different types of waste will encourage the growth of the specific bacteria for that type of waste. If nitrates is high the denitrification bacteria will go to work. If FOG’s are high the carbon bacteria will go to work. If odours are high the Sulphur bacteria will to work Etc etc etc. This gives us the most successful bio augmentation product on the market today.

HOW IT WORKS

Our bacterial consortium has massive effects on the treatment of a septic system. We insure:

  • Massive solid reduction

  • Clean pipes and no fat buildup or pipe clogging

  • Cleaner outflow water to your French drain or leaching site

  • Fat digestion

  • Greatly reduces odours

  • Greatly reduces the need for pumping a septic system

WHY IT WORKS.


Our bacteria is extremely efficient for a number of reasons. Largest consortium multi strain bacteria in the industry.

  Genus(type) What problems they solve:
Nitrobacter Nitrites
Nitrosomonas Nitrogenous waste like, ammonia
Nitrococcus Nitrites
Comamonas Aromatic hydro carbons
Bacillus Simple and aromatic hydrocarbons
Saccharomyces Phosphorous, carbon, ammonia
Purple Sulfur bacteria Sulphorous
Pseudomonas Aromatic hydrocarbons
Alcaligenes Nitrates
Citrobacter Simple and aromatic hydrocarbons, nitrates
Flavobacterium Simple hydro carbons
Purple Bacteria (non- sulphur) Simple and aromatic hydrocarbons

EXTREMELY HIGH CFU COUNT.


Heterotrophic Plate Count 1.0E6 cfu/mL 1.45E6 cfu/mL
Anaerobic Plate Count 1.0E6 cfu/mL 1.22E6 cfu/mL
Photosynthetic Bacteria 1.0E6 cfu/mL 1.09E6 cfu/mL

SEPTIC TANK APPLICATION –SYSTEM RESTORATION

Problem: Septic systems are typically unable to degrade the bio-solids that accumulate in the tank and leach fields. While indigenous microorganisms are present in most septic systems, they are not capable of degrading the waste at a sufficient rate able to keep the system in proper operating order. In the best case, the tank must be pumped out at a cost of approximately $250 for a standard 500-gallon tank. In the worst case, the system fails to a point where it must be removed and replaced at a cost of $15 to $20 thousand, and certainly much greater for larger commercial systems. Ecological Laboratories conduct a field evaluation of MICROBE-LIFT IND in a failing domestic septic system in Florida. The system selected for the evaluation was a 900-gallon system with 429 square feet of leach field.

The system had completely malfunctioned. There was no drain evacuation and water had pushed through the soil above the leach field and was creating standing pools of untreated and smelly waste water. The accumulation of bio-mass in the bottom of the leach field had created a shield (much like a layer of petroleum jelly over sand) that prevented the wastewater from leaching into the ground as designed. Along with the expense, there would also be a period of six days that the owner’s property would be in a state of total disruption.

SOLUTION.


First, the septic tank was pumped out. Water began to backflow into the tank from the leach field. This was another indication that the leach fields were definitely not working. The decision was made to pump the system because there was total blockage in all drains and lines, and there was no other method to get adequate flow in system to carry the product throughout the system.

MICROBE-LIFT IND was added at an application rate of 1 gallon per 100 gallons of tank capacity directly into the septic tank. (9 gallons for the 900 gallon tank). At the distribution (junction) box, 1 gallon of MICROBE-LIFT IND was added for each 100 square feet of leach field in the system. (4.3 gallons for the 429 square feet in the leach field).

Note: If the leach system is a chamber type system, the product must be added into each chamber based on the square footage of each line.

Within three days after treatment, the drains from the building began to flow more freely. Ten days after treatment, drain evacuation was performing as good as new. Sixty days later the bio-mass accumulated in the bottom of the leach fields was cleared and the wastewater began leaching as designed.

CONCLUSION.


With slightly over 13 gallons of MICROBE-LIFT IND the malfunctioning system was restored to normal operation. The owner saved nearly $20,000 in repair/replacement expenses, and was not exposed to the unpleasant event of having his property in complete disruption during the repairs and re-growth of his lawn.

The recommended maintenance dosage of a system experiencing problems is 1 gallon per month for a six month period. The maintenance dosage thereafter, and for general maintenance of an operational system, is 8-ounces per month.