Common Aerobic Treatment System FAQs

August 1, 2018 6:42 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

We get a lot of questions from our clients about aerobic treatment systems, especially from customers who are interested in learning more about the various types of septic systems available to them. Here are a few of those most common FAQs we get about aerobic treatment systems in Canyon Lake, TX.

Q: My aerobic treatment system’s alarm is going off. What do I need to do?

If the alarm has been activated, it is likely that part of the system is malfunctioning, or that the alarm itself is malfunctioning. Your first step should be to check the control box to make sure the breakers are on and silence the alarm. If your system has an air sensor hose that runs from the air compressor to the control box, make sure the hose is connected firmly and does not have any leaks or breaks.

If your high-water alarm is functioning properly, it should activate if there’s any problem with your sprinkler operation. There’s a chance it’ll also activate during heavy rains if you have groundwater coming into the tank, meaning the effluent pump is not pushing the water away fast enough to keep it below that high-water alarm float.

If you are unable to determine the cause of the alarm, contact a maintenance contractor.

Q: How do you determine whether the septic system will be an aerobic treatment system or another option, like a lateral line system?

This is determined in part by the agency issuing the permit for your system. It will review the recommendations of the site evaluator, engineer and sanitarian. Factors that will influence the decision include the lot size, type of terrain and soil, the quality of seasonal groundwater, the potential for flooding and any local regulations that must be complied with.

Q: How will installation of the system proceed?

There are several primary steps involved in installing a new aerobic treatment system. First, you will work with a professional site evaluator or engineer to determine the type of wastewater treatment system you’ll have on your site. Once you know the type of system you’ll install, the next step is to create drawings of the system and submit them, along with a site evaluation, to the permitting agency, which will either issue the permit or ask for changes before issuing it. Finally, once you have a permit you can contact a septic installation company to begin the actual work.

Q: If I have a problem with my aerobic treatment system, can I call a plumber for aid?

Not usually. Any person who addresses issues with an aerobic treatment system must have the proper Onsite Wastewater Maintenance Provider license, or registration as an Onsite Wastewater Maintenance Technician from the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality. Your average plumber is not likely to have these qualifications.

For more information about what you can expect from an aerobic treatment system in Canyon Lake, TX, we encourage you to contact Countryside Construction Inc. today. We look forward to working with you soon.

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