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Having a problem with your system? Need a new system installed? Have questions about your options? Think aerobic systems are the only options? Let us help!

 

My current system is stopped up. Do I Need a New System?

NO! However, in many circumstances, a new system is more economical than repairing/enlarging your existing system. If your system is stopped up or is surfacing, something needs to be done. Depending on the age of your system, it is possible to upgrade your system, but that may not be the best or most economical choice.

Is an Aerobic System my Only Option?
NO! There are alternatives, but in most cases, an aerobic system is the most economical choice, and the most reliable one. There are several alternatives to aerobic systems.

(1)There is the old-style conventional system.. It uses conventional septic tanks and then the effluent gravity flows into subsurface disposal trenches or beds. There are a number of variations in trench/bed design and materials, but all work on the same principles and are subject to the same basic problems. They all depend on the soil to absorb the effluent., and they are very expensive.

(2)The other primary alternative to aerobic systems in a Low Pressure Dosing (LPD). LPD systems use conventional septic tanks, but then use a pump to periodically dose the effluent into shallow trenches and pipes in the ground. The primary benefit of the LPD system is that the trenches are evely dosed, and have regular periods of rest. This maximizes the long term reliability of the system.

All of these systems are sensitive to usage. If more water is used than the system was designed for, there can be immediate and long term problems.

What are the Pro's/Con's of each type of system?
In our experience, the more information homeowners have, the better they care for their systems. Additionally, the better informed a consumer is, the better a decision they make as regards to installing a new system, and the more realistic their expectations of their system.

What should I consider when selecting a particular system/contractor?
Be sure to check with your local health department about the contractors track record on maintenance.   Ask for References, of both customers and suppliers. Carefully read any contract before signing.   Realize that you are not just buying a product, but a relationship. Trying to get the lowest price up front  usually backfires. When it comes to installing a system, saving a few dollars in installation can cost  hundreds of dollars in extra expense on maintenance. We have seen many situations where homeowners have paid hundreds  of times what they saved because of extra maintenance costs. This is particularly true with commercial systems.

How can I learn more?

For more information or to schedule an on site consultation, either call us at (903)366-1509, SMS to the same number, or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

System Cost Pro's Con's
Aerobic w/ Sprinklers $5,500 Economics Maintenace policy required, Most sensitive to usage
Conventional w/ lateral lines $15,000 Simple, lowest long term maintenance Cost, long term reliability depends on usage & site conditions
Low Pressure Dosing (LPD) $8,000 Most dependable system without a service policy Cost, long term reliability still depends on usage & site conditions
Aerobic w/ Drip $9,000 Best for small lots, tight spaces. More reliable than LPD Requires a maintenance policy, Cost, Most sensitive to usage
Recirculating Filter w/ Sprinklers $10,000-15,000 Highest Quality treatment, least sensitive to usage Cost
 

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