Improving Performance of Old Septic Tank Systems

Discussion in 'Environmental and Health Professionals Interested' started by Callum EHO, Aug 22, 2011.

  1. Callum EHO

    Callum EHO Junior Member

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    Many old septic tank systems are becoming very water logged at the moment and posing a significant environmental and public health risk. How can they be improved?

    Utilising Water Conserving Fixtures
    Educating Householders about Wastewater Minimisation and Blockages
    Minimising Chemical Contamination
    Desludging Septic Tanks to reduce risk of sludge or scum carry over
    Use of Septic Tank Additives
    Utilising Outlet Filters to help prevent carry over when there are sludge gas eruptions
    Utilisation of a Licenced Plumber
    When to use a Land Capability Assessor?
    Preventing Ingress of Stormwater or Ground Water into septic tanks and pumpwells
    Preventing Backflow into Septic Tanks
    Preventing Back Siphoning into Pumpwells
    Aeration
    Cut-off Drainage
    Wastewater Distribution Methods - Series, Parallel, Pumped, Gravity, Pulse Dosing
    Air or Gas Locks
    Replacing Old or broken pipes
    Soil Compaction
    Recommended vegetation
    Septic Tank System Protection and Setback Distances
    Retrofitting Septic Tanks into Wormfarm Septic Tanks

    Topics you might like to consider !!
     
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    permasculptor Junior Member

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    I agree but have to start with the basic environmental and public health issues first but one day I am sure we will get to more direct processing!
    Just looking at ways to get the best out of the old infrastructure at the moment when people are short of funds.
     

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