An aerobic treatment unit should not be turned off for two main reasons:
1 – The bacteria in your aerobic septic system will start to die from lack of oxygen supplied by the compressor, therefore creating a foul odor when turned back on and producing less clean effluent from the sprinklers.
2 – The wastewater in the system will fill up and flood all compartments of the tank, mixing solids throughout system, therefore producing less clean effluent from sprinklers.
There are two alarms which are designated by red and amber colored bulbs. Red represents a high water alarm (HWA). Amber represents an aeration alarm (COMP). For each alarm light there is a corresponding audible alarm which can be muted and tested. For systems with only one alarm light and corresponding audio, first follow the amber alarm instructions and then the red alarm instructions.
Chlorine is put in the chlorine reservoir. IMPORTANT! DO NOT PUT LIQUID BLEACH IN A TABLET CHLORINATOR OR VISE VERSA.
Any type of liquid household bleach is acceptable, although generic brands tend to clog parts less frequently. If the bleach is concentrated, dilute to a one to one ratio. The bleach reservoir usually holds around three gallons. Do not put chlorine tablets in a liquid chlorinator.
“Sanitary” chlorine tablets are required. CAUTION, do not use swimming pool chlorine tablets, doing so could cause bodily harm and/or damage equipment or property. Do not put in more than four tablets at a time. Do not put liquid chlorine in a tablet chlorinator.
IMPORTANT! DO NOT PUT LIQUID BLEACH IN A TABLET CHLORINATOR OR VISE VERSA.
The bleach reservoir usually holds around three gallons. Depending on monthly wastewater entering system, average use varies from 1-3 gallons a month. Any type of liquid household bleach is acceptable, although generic brands tend to clog parts less frequently. If the bleach is concentrated, dilute to a one to one ratio.
Do not put in more than four tablets at a time. Depending on monthly wastewater entering system, average usage varies from 1-2 tablets a week. “Sanitary” chlorine tablets are required. CAUTION, do not use swimming pool chlorine tablets, doing so could cause bodily harm and/or damage equipment or property.
Yes, in different ways depending on what type of salt is used, how much salt is used, and where the drain is plumbed.
TCEQ, Title 30, TAC Chapter 285.37, spells out regulation concerning On-site Sewage Facilities and water treatment equipment and appliances. §285.37(b)(1)(B) and (C) state that the drain line for all water softeners installed after September 1, 2003 must bypass the treatment process and connect directly to the pump tank.
Potassium salt is more corrosive on the pump, but effects bacteria and plant life less than sodium salt.
Sodium salt is less corrosive on the pump, but effects bacteria and plant life more than potassium salt.
Most residential aerobic treatment units are warranted to be free from defects in materials and workmanship from the date of installation for a period of no more than twenty four (24) months. When properly installed and registered by the manufacturer or appointed representative, the manufacturer’s sole obligation under the warranty shall be to repair or exchange any component, shipping not included, that in the manufacturer’s judgment is defective.
This warranty applies only to the treatment system itself and does not include any of the purchaser’s plumbing, drainage and/or disposal system or house wiring.
This warranty does not cover any system that has not been properly installed and/or properly maintained, has been wired to 220v, has been flooded by any external means, has been infested by ants, has been disassembled by any unauthorized person or has had anything other than normal household wastewater introduced into it. Losses due to acts of nature are not covered by this warranty.
The Manufacturer is not responsible for nor claims responsibility for any delays or damages caused by defective components or for losses incurred by interruption of service or for the labor costs of repair or replacement of parts covered by the warranty.
No, an aerobic treatment unit is usually filled by the contractor when installed, for the purpose of leak testing the tank and inspection of components with the county authority. Once all of the proper connections have been completed, including drain lines, discharge lines, and 115v electrical, the tank has been filled with water and the components have been tested, the system is now ready to operate and should be left on at all times.