Aerobic Treatment Units
Customers who own a lot that is too small for a traditional septic system will be required to install an aerobic treatment unit for new construction. Whether or not you need an aerobic treatment unit is often determined by an engineer. Upon installation you will be required by the state to properly maintain the system by obtaining a certified maintenance entity to inspect the unit every 6 months. During the inspection the maintenance entity will test the unit and check filters to ensure the unit is operating within permitted specifications. Abbotts’ is certified to maintain Aqua Aire and Aqua Safe aerobic treatment units. If you hire Abbotts’ Construction to service your aerobic treatment unit we will inspect the unit every six months for two years for a total of 4 inspections. All reports are submitted to the state website and repairs may be suggested. If you have an Aqua Aire or Aqua Safe and you need to obtain a maintenance agreement or if you are in the process of building a new house and you need an aerobic treatment unit installed call our office at (941)486-8137 for pricing.
Aqua Aire series models of wastewater treatment plants are in many ways similar to large municipality sewage treatment plants. They employ an extended aeration activated sludge process. This type of treatment depends primarily upon air passing from the aerator compressor to two diffuser/ deflectors located int he forward section of the aeration mixing compartment. As wastewater enters the aeration mixing compartment simple hydraulic displacement is accomplished by the introduction of air which promotes the growth or aerobic organisms in much larger quantities than would occur naturally. These bacteria break down the organic solids in the wastewater. From the aeration mixing compartment, mixed liquid enters the settling or clarifier compartment from below a partition wall separation. No mixing occurs in this quiet zone where solids separate from the liquid and settle tot he bottom of the clarifier and re-enter the mixing compartment. The liquid that separates from the solids in the clarifier continue to flow upward to the discharge pipe. The results of this process is a clear odorless effluent discharge which meets and exceeds state water quality standards and Class 1 characteristic requirements.