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MicroFAST Advanced Treatment Unit (ATU)

I had a gentleman northwest of Red Deer call me with a problem. His treatment mound had failed. By doing some of his own research, he decided to open up the mound and look for clues. He noticed that there was an extremely thick layer of "biomat" on the top of the sand layer. Biomat is a sludge-like substance that forms in septic fields. It is where the bacteria live --- the bacteria that "eats" and treats the effluent that is applied above it. There is a gentle balance between too much biomat and too little. If the field is sized properly, and the homeowner(s) do not abuse the system, the biomat should never be a problem. To keep his costs low, I discussed some options. I explained t