Full-Treatment Septic Systems
Learn About Fully Treated Wastewater
Another option to think about is a system designed to fully treat wastewater without the help of soil. The LandSaver® MBR is one of a few such systems for home use. It is designed with overlapping fail-safe features to prevent discharge of inadequately treated sewage. In evaluating these systems, the best and most suitable ones always produce an effluent with both TSS and BOD of less than 10 mg/l and fecal coliform less than 20 cfu/100 ml sample.
The initials MBR describe a treatment process called a membrane bioreactor. This type of technology is used by the best municipal treatment plants in the country and is designed to turn wastewater into reusable water by treating, filtering, and disinfecting contaminants to non-detectable levels. MBR systems typically require the minimum amount of land and offer the most flexibility on the type of lots where it can be used and where on a property effluent dispersal can be placed.
If you have a property with problematic soil, or if you’re unable or unwilling to devote space to a leach field or a mound, a LandSaver® MBR system may be a great option. In many states it eliminates the need for a leach field or a mound by fully treating contaminants and essentially removing all bacteria from your home’s wastewater.
The LandSaver® MBR can be paired with a spray dispersal system. Since the wastewater is fully treated, it’s safe to spray onto any section of your property without restrictions. Unlike the partially pre-treated wastewater option, fully treated wastewater that has been finely filtered will not clog a dispersal system of any type because the water is cleaned so thoroughly.
What is unrestricted spray dispersal?
In municipal applications, a spray dispersal system works like a lawn sprinkler. In Arizona, for example, you often see purple sprinkler heads when you walk next to a public lawn. In a home application, the spray head is larger and operates at night for about fifteen minutes.
When wastewater is treated with a LandSaver® MBR, it is fully cleaned and safe to disperse on any area of your property without restricting access.
How Much Land is Needed for Sewage Treatment?
The amount of property that needs to be set aside for home sewage treatment varies with soil type, topography, sub-surface water levels, and the type of treatment you choose. As a rule of thumb, you should set aside at least two acres for dispersal areas for untreated sewage and about half to a third of that for partially or full treating systems. If your state allows spray dispersal, select a treatment system that can discharge into unrestricted access sites. This increases flexibility in where to disperse and can prevent digging up landscaping and trees. It may even be possible to spray disperse on previously disturbed soil areas in your yard.
Contact us today to see if the LandSaver® MBR is the best solution for your property.