Mother Nature knows what she’s doing and treats wastewater herself; it’s called self-purification.

But Mother Nature has her hands full. Over 80% of the wastewater generated by human activity finds itself in the waterways and oceans without any treatment whatsoever.

This can have many consequences, including:

  • Human water-borne illnesses such as cholera, dysentery, typhoid fever, polio, hepatitis A and E and diarrhea (some of the most frequent water-borne illnesses).
  • High costs in decontaminating drinking water.
  • Increase of blue-green algae in our waterways causing gastroenteritis, headaches and skin irritations
  • Eutrophication of our aquatic environments (regression and mortality of aquatic species)
  • Farm animals carrying disease…

System O)) solutions are eco-friendly and safe for the environment.

They are affordable to buy and use, require little to no maintenance and have a long life span.

You won’t have to worry about media filter changes, moving parts to repair or replace, energy costs or important maintenance costs.

Your wastewater treatment system is now worry-free!

  1. Choose a designer to obtain a percolation test. (A soil test analysis done by a technologist or an engineer.)
  2. Upon receipt of the study, discuss with the designer the types of facilities that suit your needs.
  3. Choose the best option for your eco-friendly, cost-effective and durability requirements.
  4. Have plans and specifications executed according to your choice.
  5. Obtain a permit from your municipality for the septic installation you have selected.
  6. Choose from qualified installers based on a minimum of three quotes.
  7. Give a site supervision mandate.

The cost depends on the type of septic system your site requires, which depends on the soil analysis and other factors. This is why a perc test is the first step.

Then, the site itself – its slopes, localisation, region, proximity to water, etc. as well as other factors such as the number of bedrooms or daily flow. For example, in Québec, a wastewater treatment system that is gravity-fed – that is, that does not require a pump – for a 3-bedroom home, you should get a quote, depending on your region, anywhere between $13,000 and $16,000, everything included (septic tank, System O)), filter sand, filling, etc.)

But there are so many factors that the only real quote you can depend on is when you have your plans in your hands and you are speaking with an authorised installer.

Advanced Enviro)) Septic polyethylene pipes are guaranteed for 20 years by the manufacturer.

The technology exists since 1987 in the United States and systems installed more than 30 years ago are still in perfect condition and still treat wastewater as ecologically as when they were put in.

The simple answer is no.

Please see our blog post DBO))Clic – Sludge for a more complete answer.

System O)) is a range of certified wastewater treatment chains. Advanced Enviro))Septic is the passive treatment technology at the core of each. 

There is no maintenance required. However, some regions require annual monitoring. Check with local regulations, or find an expert in your area.

We recommend twice a year, once in the spring and again in the fall.

If you want to read more about effluent filters, check out the DBO))Clic – Effluent Filters on our blog.

The surface of the treatment system must be covered with vegetation. The vegetation cover contributes to the removal of nitrogen and prevents erosion following heavy rains or spring snow melts. If it is impossible to turf in the weeks following the installation, we recommend you cover the surface of the system with straw. The straw will allow for the passage of air and the evaporation of water, and will reduce erosion temporarily.

All grasses are allowed. If you are planning a vegetable garden, we recommend raised beds (on supports). Thinking of shrubs instead? Choose cinquefoil, spirea, weigela, lingonberry/blueberry, berberis/barberry, azalea, and rhododendron, but avoid any and all trees.

Absolutely. But piezometer plugs and the sampling device must remain accessible for inspections. The vent can be shortened to ground level in the summer while preserving access to full ventilation. It must be extended to a minimum of 1.2 m in winter and monitored to ensure that it does become buried under the snow.

An important element to the proper functioning of your septic system is the ventilation. Consult our blog for more information. This is why the vent at the end of your septic system is so high – to remain about the snow level. Once Spring arrives, however, such as now, go ahead and lower it.

You can cut the ventilation pipe at ground level with an alternating saw. Remove your current vent cap – either the curved spout or the decorative vent – and cut the pipe at around 8 cm (3 in) from the ground. Add the decorative vent directly on the pipe – it is already equipped with a 4-in BNQ connector. Careful, you can’t reuse the curved spout, so make sure you get a decorative vent. In the fall, add a 4-in BNQ connector and replace the high vent (1.2 m or 47 inches minimum).

No, not at all. You can check out the DBO))Clic – Septic System Additives on our blog to find out more.

If you really want to give an eco-friendly boost, pour in expired milk, or yogurt that is way beyond its “best-before” date. Leave the yogurt or milk at room temperature for about 24 hours before using.

Odors are drawn upwards and out via what is known as the chimney effect created between the roof vent and the septic system, usually a septic tank. If there are odors, they could come from a blocked roof vent (for example by snow and ice), or by winds that push down into the roof vent. These situations would recur regardless of the type of septic system used.

No, there are no mechanical parts, it is vented and does not generate any noise.

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