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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

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

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?

Wastewater 104: Maintenance

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 Maintenance of your system. OK! So you have your system… Continue reading Wastewater 104: Maintenance

Wastewater 103: Installation Process

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. Once you have your certified design package, it’s time to… Continue reading Wastewater 103: Installation Process

Wastewater 102: Design Process

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 discusses the Design work. The design work… Continue reading Wastewater 102: Design Process

Trip to Oregon and ORENCO

I was invited to attend training and workshop and facility tour at Orenco Systems, Inc location in Sutherlin, Oregon. This was actually my 2nd trip to this place. This company really has their stuff together. They bought up an old airport and turned it into a huge production facility for most of their ATU (advanced… Continue reading Trip to Oregon and ORENCO

Wastewater 101: What you need to know to get started

I receive a ton of calls from new homeowners or land purchasers looking to find out what they need to know about planning their septic system. Usually, the questions are: –What is the process? and –How much should I budget? Both are very valid questions. So lets talk about them. The process. Here in Alberta,… Continue reading Wastewater 101: What you need to know to get started

Surprised with Advantex AX-20 Treatment Unit

I have to say, I am very impressed. I was called out to a site that had an Orenco Secondary Wastewater Treatment System installed. It was the Advantex AX-20 setup. This was a medium-sized home that had not-so-good soils and therefore the choice was made to install a treatment unit (after the septic tank and… Continue reading Surprised with Advantex AX-20 Treatment Unit

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