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Eljen System

The Eljen GSF Geotextile Sand Filter System is a cost-effective upgrade from other septic technologies.  Comprised of a proprietary two-stage Bio-Matt™ pre-treatment process, the GSF

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Effluent Filters

A filter installed at the outlet of the septic tank. This filter dramatically improves the quality of effluent discharged to the leaching bed. It is

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Waterloo Biofilter

The patented Waterloo Biofilter wastewater treatment system uses a specially engineered foam filtration medium to efficiently treat residential  and commercial wastewater. Developed and manufactured in

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Ecoflo Biofilter

There are several patented peat filter systems available. The Ecoflo consists of a bottomless, fiberglass shell containing a specially treated, peat-based leaching bed which treats

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Conventional Tile Beds

The most common septic bed, conventional tile beds consist of a series of trenches. These trenches have stone on the trench bottom and perforated PVC drain pipes above.

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Chambered Systems

The chambered system is a replacement for the conventional stone and pipe leaching bed. The chambers containing the distribution pipes are installed in 0.5 – 0.9

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Filter Media Tile Beds

Made up of one large bed and with no trenches, filter media tile beds are extremely efficient at cleaning greywater. The bed uses sand for filtration

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Shallow Buried Trench

Shallow buried trenches are used to dispose of treated septic effluent via small diameter pipes under pressure into chambers placed in the upper soil layers.

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Septic System Don’ts

Here is a list of things Ken White Construction suggests you avoid as an on-site septic system owner. Some of the suggestions pertain to products,

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Trouble Signs

Here is a list of things to be aware of as an on-site septic system owner. Any of these examples could indicate a problem with

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Signs of a Failing System

A failed septic system can cause serious health issues for your family & neighbours. It can also pollute nearby streams, lakes & ground resources. In all

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Septic System Comparison

What is the difference between them all? All septic systems require oxygen so the bacteria can properly convert complex molecules into basic molecules like carbon

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