Private Onsite Wastewater Treatment Systems

 

Standard

Conventional In-ground Treatment

Aeration Treatment

Aerobic Treatment Units

Packed Bed Filters

Do's and Don'ts

Advantages and Disadvantages

Cost

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Advantages and Disadvantages of Aeration Treatment

Advantages:

  • Higher level of treatment.
  • Protects groundwater and surface water.
  • Provides and alternative when the soil is not suitable for a conventional septic system.
  • Treats a larger amount of wastewater.
  • An option when conventional septic system has failed.
  • Can be used when the lot size is too small for a conventional septic system.
  • Can be used in high groundwater or shallow bedrock.

Disadvantages:

  • More expensive
  • Requires electricity
  • Regular maintenance is required every six months.
  • Can not be installed at a seasonal home.
  • Chemicals cause problems with the treatment processes.
  • Contains mechanical parts that could break down

 Sources:

http://www.snowdenonsite.com/faqaerobicwastewatertreatment.htm

http://www.co.waupaca.wi.us/zoning/Modern%20Septic%20Systems.pdf#search='suspended%20growth%20units'

 

Questions? gerbervr@uwec.edu  bertijl@uwec.edu  hustedka@uwec.edu

Created 12/08/04