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Calgary Zoo Foundation -Septic System Design Special Project

Although hippo’s weren’t part of the project, I was thrilled to work with the Calgary Zoo Foundation to provide them with a complex septic system design for their special project east of Calgary…

How to Troubleshoot a Septic Tank Pump (and When to Call on the Pros)

Learn how to troubleshoot a septic tank pump in this guide. Plus, discover the signs you need to call in the professionals for repairs or replacements. There are not too many words that are scarier when thrown together than “septic tank” and “failure”. When something in your septic tank system stops working properly, it can… Continue reading How to Troubleshoot a Septic Tank Pump (and When to Call on the Pros)

Septic Tank Maintenance: 7 Benefits of Regular Cleaning and Servicing

Regular septic tank maintenance ensures optimal functionality and performance of septic tanks. Here’s why you should have cleaning and servicing done often. When you live outside the city limits and aren’t connected to a city sewer line, then you need a septic tank to handle the outflow of waste from your home. Wastewater includes anything… Continue reading Septic Tank Maintenance: 7 Benefits of Regular Cleaning and Servicing

Proud to be featured in the largest industry magazine in North America

Cultivating Goodwill During Uncertain Times The onsite service and pumping community should consider giving cash-strapped customers a financial breather when possible In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s likely that many pumpers and onsite service providers are calling on customers who suddenly aren’t financially equipped to handle either routine tank pumping or emergency system… Continue reading Proud to be featured in the largest industry magazine in North America

Stay off the soil! Soil Compaction is …. P-E-R-M-A-N-E-N-T

Humans, along with all our activities, cause widespread soil compaction. An ideal soil has 50 percent pore space: some air-filled pores and some filled with water. In addition, 45 percent of a typical soil is composed of mineral materials, with 5 percent composed of living and dead organic materials. The term compaction includes include soil… Continue reading Stay off the soil! Soil Compaction is …. P-E-R-M-A-N-E-N-T

Two year old boy dies after falling into a septic tank.

This heartbreaking story is an important reminder to ensure septic and holding tanks are secured with locked lids.

IFAT (Germany) – Largest wastewater trade show on planet Earth

In May 2016 I had the pleasure of travelling to Europe to experience one of the largest tradeshows in the world dedicated solely to technologies in the water and wastewater world. It was held in Munich, Germany. Europe, in most senses, is more “environmentally advanced” than most of our jurisdictions here in Canada. I believe… Continue reading IFAT (Germany) – Largest wastewater trade show on planet Earth

Frozen septic pipes and fields

Yikes. Something you REALLY never want to happen. But what are the causes, and how do we avoid this? Some of the main causes or reasons for a field or pipes to freeze are the following: Leaky faucets and fixtures are probably the worst culprits. A small trickle of water coming from a sink or… Continue reading Frozen septic pipes and fields

Tanks tanks tanks

Fibreglass Septic Tank Poly / Plastic Septic Tank (Example of a Premier Plastics Septic Tank shown to the left) Concrete Septic Tank (Example of a Alberta Wilbert concrete septic tank shown to the left) Steel Septic Tank …. so which one is “best”????? Well, that isn’t necessarily easy to answer. It’s like asking if an… Continue reading Tanks tanks tanks

Why choose Pressure Distribution?

Most people are familiar with the conventional gravity-type distribution system. This is where the underground treatment field is fed using gravity. Basically the septic tank “flushes” once it reaches a certain level and that dose works its way into the field through a series of sloped 4″ drainline pipe. PRO’s of a gravity system: relatively… Continue reading Why choose Pressure Distribution?