Aerated Wastewater Treatment System
At Econocycle, we offer modern aerated wastewater treatment systems (AWTS) to perform superior wastewater processing. These are an environmentally-friendly alternative to septic tanks where waste is digested by naturally-occurring bacteria. Read on to find out how AWTS could work for you.
Think of your aerated wastewater treatment system as a mini treatment plant for your home or business. All of the wastewater that you produce – both sewerage and greywater from sinks, baths, showers and laundry – goes directly to your AWTS tank. The tank is usually installed underground with just the lid and control panel visible.
Once your wastewater reaches the system, it goes through a series of tanks which process it in different ways. The first reservoir works like a traditional septic tank where solids settle to the bottom to leave wastewater on the top. This product then flows into a second compartment where the aeration treatment takes place. Using a controlled, natural process, aerobic and anaerobic bacteria digest waste, purifying the water and leaving it odourless, colourless and ready to be recycled.
The most significant advantage of an aerated wastewater treatment system is that it relies on natural processes to purify the water so that it can be reused for irrigation. Clean water can be pumped out through garden drippers or sprinklers or directed through sub-surface lawn irrigation systems.
AWTS produces a superior quality effluent treated to a secondary standard. Water processed by septic tanks and composting toilets can’t be reused and will never reach the same standard as AWTS. AWTS is an environmentally-friendly choice as it saves a considerable amount of water and means gardens can still be maintained during droughts.
Aerated Wastewater Treatment Systems are complex so they require regular maintenance to make sure your system is operating to the highest possible standard. The water purity will need to be monitored to make sure it meets Health Authority requirements but in the long run, this water recycling system is a cost-effective waste management solution.
If you’re interested in domestic or commercial AWTS systems, call our expert team now on 1800 808 135 to find out more.