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June 22, 2018

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 li...

April 27, 2018

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

From CBC News

A two-year-old boy has died at the Alberta Children's Hospital in Calgary after falling into a septic tank west of the city.

EMS said they re...

June 15, 2016

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 a...

March 30, 2016

While attending the annual Wastewater show in Calgary, AB this spring, I was approached by a couple who had purchased a property near Millarville, AB.  They had an Orenco AX-20 wastewater treatment plant for their wastewater.  They had no idea how it worked, nor any ma...

January 6, 2016

 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 trickl...

March 26, 2015

 

 

 

 

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 wh...

March 12, 2015

 

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 throug...

March 4, 2015

This is part 4 of 4 in this blog post series.  Please first review Wastewater 101, Wastewater 102 and Wastewater 103.

 

Essentially you have 3 parts to getting a new (or upgraded system).  

1.  Design work

2.  Installation

3.  Maintenance

 

This blog post discusses the Mainte...

March 4, 2015

This is part 3 of 4 in this blog post series.  Please first review Wastewater 101 and Wastewater 102.

 

Essentially you have 3 parts to getting a new (or upgraded system).  

1.  Design work

2.  Installation

3.  Maintenance

 

This blog post discusses the Installation work.

 

Onc...

March 4, 2015

This is part 2 of 4 in this blog post series.  Please review Wastewater 101: What you need to know to get started before continuing here. 

 

Essentially you have 3 parts to getting a new (or upgraded system).  

1.  Design work

2.  Installation

3.  Maintenance

 

This blog post...

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