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 site analysis. (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 various factors such as your site itself, the type of soil, ease of access, the region in which your site is located, and the number of bedrooms. For example, for a 3-bedroom home, you should get a quote anywhere between $12,000 and $16,000, all inclusive (septic tank, System O)), filter sand, filling, etc.)

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

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.

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.

Only the septic tank needs to be drained occasionnally.

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

Yes. Installed in a waterproof membrane, a System O)) solution can collect water at the outlet of the septic system and discharge into a sewer or watercourse (where regulations allow).

Yes, the pipes will be placed perpendicular to the slope, in trenches to a maximum of 30%.

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.

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

All grasses are allowed. If you are planning a vegetable garden, you may grow cucumbers, tomatoes, beans, and squash, but you must avoid root vegetables at all costs. Thinking of shrubs instead? Choose cinquefoil, spirea, weigela, lingonberry/blueberry, berberis/barberry, azalea, and rhododendron, but avoid any and all trees.

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.

Even though a System O)) installation does not require maintenance, the Government of Québec requires an annual inspection for all advanced secondary treatment technology systems. It will cost you about $90, including taxes.

Annual inspections are also required in Ontario and strongly recommended in other canadian provinces. Check your local regulations; your town hall should be able to help.

The system must be able to ventilate at all times so no. However, a small children’s swing set will not crush the system and can be installed. Please contact us if in doubt.

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 about 1.5 m in winter and monitored to ensure that it does become buried under the snow.

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