New home owners often forget about wastewater treatment. Here is how you could save yourself if you plan ahead.

Building your own home is a dream for many people. Moving away from paying rent and stresses of having a landlord can be liberating. As you build your own home there are many considerations you have to make.

From the location you intend to build on to your budget (We’ll talk about this a bit more later in this blog) to the size of your home etc. There are so many things to keep in mind it can get overwhelming. For people planning on building in areas that don’t have a sewer system how you plan on dealing with your wastewater is a consideration to add to that long list.

Often people throw it at the bottom of the list of priorities. Saying things like “We’ll install a septic tank later”

The thing about wastewater treatment is that it can be deceptively expensive and cumbersome to deal with if you don’t plan well. As you are building your home when it comes to wastewater treatment you have a few options; physical water treatment, biological water treatment, chemical treatment, and sludge treatment.

A septic tank uses physical means to clean the wastewater. Septic tanks have their own considerations that we cover here.

Construction site view of a new septic tank.

Today we will look at why one of our domestic wastewater treatment systems could be the answer to your wastewater problems. To read about how exactly the system works you can read here.

Advantages of our wastewater treatment system

  • Efficiency.

Overall, the system is effective in its treatment of wastewater and also produces high quality effluent. The effluent is basically clean water that can be used to water plants or clean driveways.

Because of the reflux step in the treatment process, the system produces a small amount of sludge. Reducing associated maintenance cost and labor.

  • It’s a simple system to install and maintain.

The system comes as a complete and compact package that is ready to install. The only preparations required are digging a hole to fit the system and installing plumbing to get to the system. Maintenance is also simple as it only requires Biotreat, which is a wastewater treatment system additive, and OSS, which is the activated microbial culture.

Installation of our domestic wastewater treatment system.
  • It is a cost-effective system.

Installation is cheaper as it does not require any specialized equipment. Some other systems require structures that have to be specially made.

Maintenance is also cost effective.

Additional considerations

The system produces clean effluent, but it is not fit for human consumption unless additional treatment is done to it. Reverse osmosis filtration is suitable to completely clean the effluent, to read about it click here.