Benefits of Onsite Wastewater Treatment
Onsite wastewater treatment is becoming the preferred treatment method over centralized treatment plants! Using onsite wastewater treatment provides effective sanitation that can be tailored to the existing need in a timely and cost-conscious manner. Water is recycled within the watershed, making environmental management, planning and protection easier. The following posters are presented at NOWRA Conferences showcasing the benefits of Onsite Decentralized Systems.
- Planning, funding and lead times are shorter
- Eliminates the long distance transport of wastewater to treatment plants and purified water back to the point of origin
- Quicker implementation (design/installation/construction)
- Localization of treatment and dispersal
- Recycles wastewater, recharging groundwater within the watershed
- Can be easily integrated into watershed management plans
- Capacity is added only when needed
- Reduces water consumption and wastewater discharge significantly
- Small unobtrusive installations (utilizing Enviro-Septic® Technology)
- Little or no odor emissions
Centralized wastewater treatment has been a good way of handling wastewater in denser populated areas, but has always fallen short in areas of less dense population. It is not cost effective to run sewage pipe for miles up and down hilly terrain. This is especially true when treated water from central treatment plants is then imported long distances back to the point of origin. Strategic pump stations and thousands of connections require constant upkeep and monitoring. In addition, some centralized treatment plants have concentrated medications in their treated wastewater that have adverse effects on aquatic life downstream of release points.
As populations increase, expansions to treatment plants require long periods of planning and funding for larger capacities with even further growth in mind. This causes many plants to run at lower efficiencies since they have to be constructed for projected growth and not the existing need.
Presby’s Advanced Enviro-Septic® and Enviro-Septic® technology is an innovative, low-cost solution for many communities. Presby Pipe’s scalability, flexibility and proven wastewater treatment can be the perfect solution for community wastewater treatment, especially since it doesn’t require expensive electricity-dependent equipment.
Onsite wastewater treatment has come a long way, especially in the last quarter century. Alternative technology has been in use for years that treats wastewater within common water quality standards. Advanced Enviro-Septic® is NSF Standard 40 Class I Certified. AES is an onsite wastewater treatment system that removes up to 99% of wastewater contaminants without using electricity or replacement media.
Successful alternative wastewater treatment such as Advanced Enviro-Septic® and Enviro-Septic® can be used to expand centralized systems without requiring huge costly retrofit projects that take years to implement. The capacity of both Advanced Enviro-Septic® and Enviro-Septic® can be expanded in the future should the need arise. In many instances centralized and decentralized treatment can work alongside each other to protect the groundwater.
Enviro-Septic® Technology can be configured for cluster home, community, and commercial applications as well as single family dwellings. Unreliable power sources do not pose a problem for Enviro-Septic® Technology since it relies entirely on natural processes.