How Much Does a Sewage Treatment Plant Cost?

One of the first questions we get asked, is “How much does a sewage treatment plant cost?” That’s a reasonable question. And we love answering it! That’s because our top-quality systems are also some of the least expensive on the market. Don’t believe us? Click the button below to get an estimate for your particular…

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Sewer Sludge Treatment

Biological Sewer Sludge Treatment and Reduction Aqua Tech’s biological process carries out complete sewer sludge treatment eliminating the need for a clarifier. This sewer sludge treatment is based on biofilm technology. Biofilm is a dense community of attached-growth microorganisms living on specially designed plastic media. Having direct contact with wastewater, biofilm absorbs and oxidizes pollutants…

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Do apartment buildings have septic tanks?

The short answer is, “Yes.” However, it’s not very common. While several apartment units might share a single large septic tank, they still each need enough lateral lines to treat their effluent. So, a single apartment building would need several acres of leach field. An apartment complex would need to devote over half the land…

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What is Eutrophication?

Eutrophication is plant overgrowth in domestic waterways. Wastewater contains nitrate and phosphorus which are nutrients that plants need to grow. Usually, nutrients are good things, but growing population density can result in too much of a good thing being deposited into streams, rivers, and other waterways. When this happens, plant life takes over – crowding…

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Sizing a Community Septic System

Wastewater systems in the US are sized based on the maximum number of gallons per day they can treat. A 300-room hotel, for instance, might require a 50,000 gallon-per-day system. Depending on soil loading rate*, that system might need a 2 acre drip field for effluent disposal. Here are some factors that determine how many…

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What Does Secondary Wastewater Treatment Do?

Wastewater poses several threats to the environment. Microorganisms use oxygen to digest the organic matter in sewage. The rate of this digestion can be measured as Biological Oxygen Demand (BOD). Water with high BOD can deplete dissolved oxygen in waterways thereby suffocating wildlife. Septic tanks use gravity to settle out around 70% of wastewater solids.…

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What are the 3 Stages of Wastewater Treatment?

Wastewater can be treated in up to three stages generally known as primary, secondary, and tertiary treatment. Here’s what’s involved in each of these stages: Our systems use all three stages of wastewater treatment to equip you for responsible growth. Let us show you how!

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