Jet® Wastewater Treatment System
There are a number of different brands of aeration systems, but they all essentially work the same way. The two most common brands of systems in our area are Jet® and Norweco. King Septic is an authorized Jet® Wastewater Treatment distributor. King sells any Jet® products that your system may require and more. The following information is reffering to a residental Jet® aeration system.
All the water used in the house travels down the sewer line and enters the tank at the inlet. The solid waste (sludge) settles in the first chamber while wastewater passes through the baffle wall into the second chamber. The water is then treated by microorganisms before it is allowed to exit the tank. The baffle on the outlet of the tank prevents sludge from exiting the tank. The treated wastewater then travels into the drainfield to be absorbed into the ground. If your system contains a lift station such as a Drip of LPP system, when the wastewater leaves the tank, it first goes through the lift station before being pumped into the drain field.
A working aerator is an essential component to any aeration system. The aerator introduces air into the system which creates an aerobic bacteria. This bacteria breaks down the solid waste. Aerators virtually elliminate foul odors while protecting your drainfield from being ruined. Aerators should be serviced at least every six months to ensure that they are working properly. King Septic offers a one year service contract to maintain your system and keep it working properly. For more information about the service contract, contact us.
Biologically Accelerated Treatment Media
Newer Jet® Aeration Systems include the Biologically Accelerated Treatment (BAT®) Media. This media provides a surface for the bacteria to cling to so that they may better treat the wastewater.
The Drain Field
A drain field consists of a series of pipes that allow the water to be released into the soil. In times of heavy water use or lots of rain, you may notice wet spots in your drain field. This is because the soil is over-saturated and cannot absorb any more water causing the water to surface. Some conventional drainfields include a distribution box to control the water flow to each drain field line. Drain fields can be ruined if too much solid waste is able to escape the tank and enter the drain field. If your system is not maintained properly the drainfield, and possibly the entire system, may need to be replaced.