A STEP in the Right Direction

STEP tank installed

“STEP” stands for Septic Tank Effluent Pump

We put this Effluent Pump…

…into this Septic Tank (not to scale).

Here’s a video:

A video slideshow on the benefits of STEP Collection

Here’s how it looks when we’re done.

STEP tank installed

Our STEP system creates a pressurized, small pipe influent delivery structure to the treatment plant which eliminates the need for the expensive piping and lift stations that gravity systems require. This means that developers can cut their cost as well as defer some of that reduced cost of the community wastewater system until lots are sold. Since each home shoulders some of the load associated with wastewater treatment, the initial cost and maintenance can be distributed to the homeowners as well.

Beyond reduction in development cost, STEP technology further enhances effluent water quality by leaving the majority of the solids at the point of origin where they can degrade through anaerobic processes. The effluent leaving the tank at the home then becomes the influent which the next component in the Aqua Tech system will treat through aerobic processes.

STEP Over to Treatment

A process flow diagram for a 25000 gallon per day wastewater treatment system using STEP Collection
After STEP Collection, the effluent travels under low pressure to a system like this.

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