Advanced Treatment Leachfield
How It Works
Upon entering the system, septic tank effluent progresses through each component listed below.
- 4" diameter pipe
- Large-diameter synthetic aggregate
- Fine geotextile
- Small-diameter synthetic aggregate
- Coarse geotextile
- 6" thick system sand
Upon exiting the system sand, the treated effluent enters the underlying native soil.
- Produces Class 1 (EPA secondary) treated effluent
- A passive advanced leachfield treatment – no moving parts or power required
- Modules are quick and easy to install
- Shallow system maximizes site suitability and reduces amount of sand fill required
- No venting and sand cover requirements
Can the roof vent be used as the high vent?
The house (roof) vent functions as the high vent as long as there are no restrictions or other vents between the low vent and the (roof) vent. Please visit the Venting section for more information on recommended vented techniques.
Do septic systems freeze in extremely cold conditions?
Onsite Wastewater Systems (septic systems) have been installed in cold weather regions for quite some time. If designed and installed properly per code then the systems typically have not froze. Factors such as the temperature of the water exiting the home and proper burial depth of your septic system (septic tank(s) and drainfield) help to ensure adequate system performance. For additional guidance, please contact a licensed septic contractor in your area.