Beyond the Septic System: Unique Uses of Infiltrator Products
Infiltrator products have been installed in septic systems throughout the US and Canada since the late 1980’s. But that's not the only use Infiltrator products have served over the years. Have you ever watched a movie or television show and recognized something familiar in the background? Our chambers and tanks have been dressed up and used on movie and television sets and as props in the queue lines for amusement park rides since the early 1990's. In the spirit of Halloween let’s take a look at some of the “costumes” worn by Infiltrator products over the years!
Movies & Television
"Jurassic Park" (1993)
In one of the earlier scenes of “Jurassic Park” an Infiltrator chamber is used as the incubation bed in the dinosaur egg hatching lab. Look for it on the right side of the screen in this video clip.
"Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace" (1999)
In the opening scene of "Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace" a few Infiltrator chambers can be found embedded into the walls of the ship. Look for chambers in this video clip.
"Black Panther" (2018)
The final battle scene of the movie, "Black Panther" shows Infiltrator chambers assembled bottom to bottom being carried and stacked throughout the platform. Here's a video clip showing this scene.
"Ad Astra" (2019)
The space antenna featured in the beginning of the movie, "Ad Astra," was constructed using Infiltrator chambers. Check it out in this video clip.
"The 100" (2014-2020)
Episodes that aired during the first couple seasons of "The 100" showed Infiltrator chambers and tanks used in a few ways. In the fifth episode of the first season an Infiltrator chamber can be seen as part of a spacecraft (if you have Netflix, it's in the thumbnail image for that episode). Here's a video clip showing this spacecraft. Tank halves and chambers can also be seen scattered around the basecamp used by the main characters throughout the second season.
The season finale (episode 22) of the fourth season of "Supergirl" features several Infiltrator chambers being used along the walls of the Amertek Energy Refinery set. This video clip shows chambers used in that episode.
"Star Trek: Discovery" (2017-)
Episode seven of the first season of "Star Trek: Discovery" features our tanks, chambers, and risers in a scene of the ship's bay. They even added lighting to the risers. You can see them very quickly in this video clip promoting the episode.
From 1999 to 2015 Infiltrator chambers could be seen in the queue line for The Incredible Hulk Coaster at Universal Studios Islands of Adventure in Orlando, FL. The video clip that was shared with us showing our chambers in this area has since been removed from YouTube. But if you happened to have ridden this roller coaster between 1999 and 2015 you might have seen our chambers in the queue line area; they were painted green.
We've also received a report of our chambers being used in the queue line for the indoor roller coaster, Flight of Fear, at Kings Island in Mason, OH. Sorry, we don't have a link to a video clip showing this one either.
The list above is by no means a complete list. We're sure there are more chamber and tank sightings out there. Let us know in the comments where you've seen Infiltrator products outside of the onsite industry.