System O)) is Advanced Enviro-Septic Technology
How Does It Work?
Water, water and more water!If you are not connected to your municipality’s sewer system, your septic tank has to handle all of the wastewater from your home. Think about the total water your family uses on a daily basis: Shower, toilet, dishwasher, laundry, and more! That’s a lot of litres of water per day that need to be put back safely into the environment. A septic tank retains solids, but the liquids must be treated and integrated back into the ground. This is where System O)) innovative solutions come into play. Our system is one that can distribute, treat and infiltrate wastewater in a single system.
Long live bacteria!The heart of System O)) Septic Systems is the aerobic and anaerobic bacteria that feed on pollutants in the water. Our unique Advanced Enviro-Septic pipes create an ideal environment for these organisms which maximizes the surface area for them to thrive. They control each other to keep the biomass from growing too large and therefore having to be removed.
The Right Sand BedThe sand, which we call “System Sand” that covers the Advanced Enviro-Septic pipes is an integral part of the treatment. Its role is to allow the water to drain at a specific speed: slowly enough to allow the bacteria to do their job, yet fast enough to avoid flooding. Its granular composition is therefore very distinctive, and very important.
A Breath of Fresh Air
Bacteria need oxygen, whether dissolved for anaerobic bacteria, or in the air for their aerobic cousins. System O)) is ventilated to ensure there is a continuous supply of oxygen for the system.
Fresh air enters through the system’s vent and exits through the house’s roof plumbing vent. That way septic tank odours go up and out, and not through the patio door.