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Residential Treatment Strategies


  1. Size of the home (usually the number of bedrooms)
  2. Land area available for treatment system
  3. Type of soil and its suitability for treatment
  4. Proximity to surface water
  5. Regulations of the local health department and federal or state Environmental Protection Agency
  6. How often the system will be serviced

Typical Solutions:

  1. A residential septic system including:   

    a) A septic tank

    b) A Bio-Kinetic wastewater management system

    c) An effluent disposal system (may require a Norweco residential pump dosing station)

  2. An aerobic wastewater treatment system such as the Singulair Model 960 wastewater treatment system
  3. A raw sewage pump station such as a Lift-Rail pump station or a residential pump station to move the raw wastewater to a central collection system for treatment at a remote location

Our treatment systems are designed in accordance with all applicable Federal, State and Local guidelines.  To access the USEPA fact sheets about residential wastewater treatment, use the hyperlink http://water.epa.gov/infrastructure/septic/index.cfm and then click on the "Publications" section in the right-hand column.


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220 Republic Street  Norwalk, Ohio, U.S.A.  44857-1156
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System Description

Residential systems treat domestic wastewater from an individual home.  Typical flow volume ranges from 250 to 1,500 gallons per day (GPD). The single source of wastewater can aggravate the treatment problems common to all wastewater treatment applications.  These include hydraulic overloading or underloading, organic overloading or underloading, and low, sustained, variable and intermittent flow rates.  Residential systems are challenging because most do not receive regular maintenance.