Product Focus - December 2021

Product Focus - December 2021

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Advanced Treatment Units

Aero-Stream Bio-Brush ATU

Aero-Stream offers NSF 40-certified ATUs from 450 to 1,500 gpd. These systems are based on Bio-Brush technology utilizing an extended aeration/attached growth bacteria process. Each flow rate is available in one-, two- and three-tank configurations and can be selected based on the desired treatment level. These systems are designed to fit in locally available pre-cast septic tanks with no special configurations. Achieving removal efficiency of greater than 90% for BOD and greater than 93% for TSS, these systems are simple and energy efficient. The large surface area of the Bio-Brush avoids system upset from biological or hydraulic overloading. The air supply is provided by a weatherproof UL Listed compressor that plugs into a standard 115-volt outlet. The control panel/alarm is battery powered. These features eliminate the need to hire an electrician for gravity flow systems. 877-254-7093;

BioMicrobics RetroFAST 

Both the RetroFAST and RetroFITT-ee (energy-efficient version) units from BioMicrobics are designed to be a simple upgrade to enhance a conventional septic system or renovate a biologically failed septic system. A unit can be installed directly in an existing tank to create an optimized treatment environment using submerged, fixed-film media for microbial growth with an energy efficient aeration system. It constantly sends effluent trich in dissolved oxygen to the drainfield. Where sites and regulations allow, it can be used in new installations. It is designed to deliver high levels of treatment to help ensure clogging layers don’t form. 800-753-3278;

MicroSepTec EnviroServer ES

The MicroSepTec EnviroServer ES series utilizes five chambers to achieve primary settling, treatment and clarification in one tank. The units use a moving-bed biological reactor made specifically for the residential market. The first compartment of the system is the primary clarifier for settling sludge and solids. The second section houses the first of two aeration chambers and contains bio-media providing surface area to promote a healthy population of microorganisms. The third compartment is used for further aeration to amplify the growth of nitrifying bacteria and the process of nitrification. The fourth chamber is the final clarifier where suspended solids settle out. Wastewater is then recirculated back to the primary clarifier in the first compartment, which contains enough carbon to promote denitrification removing high levels of nitrate. Clarified water then moves through an effluent filter before entering the fifth compartment, an effluent chamber for storage. 877-473-7842;

Norweco Singulair Green R3

The Singulair Green R3 water reuse system from Norweco reduces water consumption, reuses treated effluent, and recycles water to conserve and recharge water resources. It is designed to provide a solution to chronic water shortages and reduces energy costs associated with water and wastewater treatment. The system quietly, efficiently and automatically treats all incoming wastewater to the highest level for restricted indoor and unrestricted outdoor use, according to the manufacturer. The system exceeds the effluent requirements of NSF/ANSI Standards 40, 245 and 350. It qualifies for green building credits under both the LEED rating system and the NAHB ICC 700 National Green Building Standard. By using the system and following local building code, the manufacturer states a homeowner can expect to dramatically reduce water usage. 800-667-9326;

 Alarm Systems/Components

SJE Rhombus PS Patrol

The PS Patrol from SJE Rhombus is an outdoor pedestal high-water alarm system that provides a convenient location to connect all wiring required for a pumping station application. It employs a receptacle for easy connection of a 120-volt pump and piggyback pump switch. The sleek, angled design of the clear enclosure includes a removable cover for easy access for field wiring and viewing components. The enclosure meets Type 3R watertight standards for outdoor use. The design allows the controller to accept a 5-inch square plastic post or 4-inch pipe/conduit for mounting. All internal components are sealed within the cover for protection from the elements. The red LEDs illuminate the top of the cover in an alarm condition for easy 360-degree visual identification. It is available with or without a 32-inch mounting post. It is CSA certified. 888-342-5753;

 Drainfield Media/Components

Advanced Drainage Systems Septic Stack

The Septic Stack system from Advanced Drainage Systems is available in configurations of 9, 11 and 13 pipes. The units are designed to allow for exceptional soil contact without the use of gravel, functioning as a trickle filter to disperse effluent into the voids in and around specially banded ADS pipe. The pipe is engineered with holes and slots,allowing it to collect and disperse effluent as it passes over corrugations in the pipe. Systems are available for use in both residential and commercial applications in trench, bed and mound configurations, as well as pressure dosing. 800-821-6710;

 Effluent/Sewage/Sump/Aeration/Grinder Pumps

Ashland Pump effluent pumps

Heavy-duty effluent pumps from Ashland Pump are available in multiple horsepower sizes for various performance requirements and have efficient permanent split-capacitor motors. The oil-filled pumps have an upper and lower ball bearing design and handle solids up to 3/4 inch. They are made of cast iron, with cast iron impellers and equipped with a piggyback switch (20-foot standard cord) or in manual configurations. They are offered in 3/10, 4/10, 1/2, 3/4, 1 and 1 1/2 hp models. 855-281-6830;

Crane Pumps & Systems Barnes

Pressure Sewer EcoTRAN

The Barnes Pressure Sewer EcoTRAN from Crane Pumps & Systems is designed to provide a practical and environmentally safe alternative to traditional gravity sewers. Even in locations with difficult terrain, it reduces sewage infrastructure costs by allowing smaller diameter piping to be used in place of large complex septic sewage systems, making it a suitable sewer choice, according to the maker. It collects and grinds sewage in an underground basin, then transports it to a remote private or municipal wastewater treatment plant. 937-778-8947;

FPS, a brand of Franklin Electric PowerSewer System

The PowerSewer System from FPS, a brand of Franklin Electric, is a flexible, service-friendly and efficient solution for residential and commercial wastewater applications, according to the maker. This low-pressure sewer system is available in 60-,72-, 84-, and 96-inch basin sizes and pumps wastewater to a collection or treatment area, making it an alternative to gravity sewer systems and septic tanks. It has an isolated pump support that can accommodate heavier pumps for expanded applications. It provides added installation flexibility through the compatibility with the entire line of FPS grinder pumps. Inclusion of the FPS high head grinder allows the system to produce a maximum shut off head of 200 feet, with a maximum flow of 35 gpm. The system also allows for single-person access to every component from the top of the basin. 866-271-2859;

Hydra-Tech Pumps S3SHR

The S3SHR 3-inch hydraulic-drive submersible shredder pump from Hydra-Tech Pumps continuously rips and shears solids with 360-degree shredding action. It uses an open-vane shredder impeller with tungsten carbide cutting tip. Compact size allows it to fit in tight spaces. A guide rail assembly is available for stationary applications. Combined with HT11 to HT20 power units, it handles flows up to 450 gpm. The safe and variable-speed hydraulic drive can be used where electric power is hazardous or impractical. 570-645-3779;

Liberty Pumps ProVore 

The ProVore grinder from Liberty Pumps is designed for use in applications where the addition of a bathroom or other fixtures below sewer lines requires pumping. It has the same V-Slice cutter technology used in the Omnivore Series. Powered by a 1 hp motor, this smaller grinder is designed to operate on a standard 115- or 230-volt circuit, requiring only a 20-amp breaker. No special wiring is needed. The pump comes with a 2-inch vertical-style discharge and a standard leg pattern matching the LE Series. This allows for an easy retrofit into existing systems, according to the maker. Compact factory-assembled systems are available in both simplex and duplex versions: the ProVore 380 and ProVore 680. 800-543-2550;

Polylok PL-CPE4A

The Polylok PL-CPE4A is a submersible, 4/10 hp, 115-volt, single-phase effluent pump with a 2-inch NPT vertical discharge. It has a maximum head of 38 feet and a maximum flow of 56 gpm. The pump is designed with a 3,450 rpm oil-filled permanent split-capacitor motor and has an amp rating of 6.6 for 115 volts, a rugged cast iron housing and volute equipped with a cast iron vortex impeller capable of passing 3/4-inch solids. The stainless steel shaft is supported by two single-row, oil-lubricated ball bearings. The shaft seal is an inboard design with a secondary Exclusion V seal. It has a 20-foot UL/CSA-listed power cable suitable for submersible service and fitted with a three-prong plug. The unit is supplied with an integrated clip for the included piggyback mechanical float switch and used for automatic operation. 888-765-9565;

Webtrol Pumps VS5A24

The VS5A24 from Webtrol Pumps is a versatile solids handling and dewatering sewage ejector pump suitable for residential sewage applications. It has a 1/2 hp motor, 2-inch discharge, and passes 2-inch solids. The motor is continuous duty, and three-phase models are available. It is designed with recessed cast iron vortex impellers and volutes and a stainless-steel motor housing. It also has a double mechanical seal, potted epoxy cord seals, in a maintenance-free design. The pumps can be guide-rail mounted. 800-769-7867; 


Eljen Geotextile Sand Filter

The GSF, or Geotextile Sand Filter, advanced wastewater treatment and dispersal system from Eljen is designed for treatment and dispersal in the same footprint, easy installations and minimal maintenance. The product is used in commercial and residential applications. Utilizing a two-stage pretreatment process, the geotextile modules apply filtered septic tank effluent to the soil, increasing the soil’s ability to accept the effluent and increase the long-term acceptance rate. Open-air channels within the module support aerobic bacterial growth on the module’s geotextile fabric, surpassing the surface area required for traditional absorption systems, according to the maker. The result is simple installations in a smaller soil absorption area. The system is tested and certified by NSF to NSF/ANSI Standard 40. 800-444-1359;

SeptiTech STAAR filter systems

SeptiTech STAAR (Smart Trickling Anaerobic/Aerobic Recirculating) filter systems are designed for residential and commercial properties with minimal operator oversight, while delivering consistent treatment during peak, low or intermittent flows. Using an unsaturated, engineered textile media to treat wastewater that meets strict permit limits, the commercial filter system provides a simple, automatic equalization and clarification process for 500- to more than 150,000-gpd flows, according to the maker. The biological trickling filter technology also maintains low levels of Nitrate-N, with all below-grade components that fit in watertight concrete, plastic or fiberglass tanks. Smart technology allows the system to go into sleep mode to achieve lower operating costs and power requirements. Systems are ETV-EPA verified and NSF/ANSI Standard 40/245 certified. 800-753-3278;

Sim/Tech Filter STF-100A2

The STF-100A2 pressure filter from Sim/Tech Filter is designed to help maintain proper and efficient year-round operation of mounds, sand filters and other pressurized distribution systems. The low headloss (0.21 psi) pressure filter mounts on the discharge side of an effluent pump to prevent plugged holes and reduce effluent TSS. This mounting location also extends the time between servicing. The vortex action created by the pump scrubs the screen and the backflow through the filter after the pump shuts off, washing debris out. A single 2-inch filter can handle flow rates up to 83.8 gpm. It can be designed to handle almost any flow rate or load. Larger 3- and 4-inch filters are available. The standard screen filters to 1/16 inch, and optional socks allow for additional filtration to 0.024, 0.007 or 0.004 inch. 888-999-3290;

 Pressure Washers and Sprayers

Cat Pumps 4SP and 4DX Series

Cat Pumps teams 4SP and 4DX Series high-pressure pumps with premium DC electric motors for on-the-go pressure wash power. The systems can be used in various applications, including portable restroom cleaning, air conditioning fan cleaning and equipment and surface washdown. The pump and motor assemblies provide up to 3 gpm at pressures from 400 to 1,000 psi and operate on any standard DC source. The auto start/stop control runs the pressure washer only when there is demand, increasing pump and motor life. Convenient, reliable and easy-to-service integrated unloaders accurately set and maintain system pressure while diverting water flow during bypass, reducing the pump and motor load and increasing system life. Crankcase oil is pre-filled, so pumps are ready to use right out of the box. Multiple build-to-order configurations are available to fit a variety of needs. 763-780-5440;


Hedstrom Plastics septic lids

Hedstrom Plastics septic lids are designed to eliminate riser systems. They are offered in 18- and 24-inch lids and adapter plates that are retrofit for standard corrugated I.D. drainpipe. The square-to-round adapter plate allows for quick conversions of tank risers to corrugated pipe. They are rotationally molded for strength with UV inhibitors to protect against color fade. Lids can be standard, foam-filled or sand-filled for additional strength. A gasket and safety screws are standard, along with optional custom nameplates displaying your company name and phone number. Safety nets are available upon request. 888-434-5891;

Orenco Systems DuraFiber Lids

Orenco Systems 24-inch DuraFiber Lids are made of resin-infused fiberglass fabrics for durability and damage resistance, with breaking strengths in excess of 20,000 pounds. They fit most ribbed PVC and HDPE riser pipe and weigh 11 pounds. Lids have a flat-style flange, allowing flush-to-grade installation; a cored centering ring, providing an easily aligned, snug fit; and a urethane gasket, helping form a watertight seal. Lids include four 5/16-inch stainless steel flathead screws and a hex wrench. Optional insulation (2 or 4 inch) is available, which can be preinstalled at the factory or installed on site with a hardware kit. The lids have a nonskid surface with customizable center insert (for logos, etc.), along with a molded-in caution statement. In addition to the standard green color, they’re available in three landscape patterns — grass, river rock and bark. 800-348-9843;

TUF-TITE tank risers

Tank risers from TUF-TITE have internal supports or ledges to reinforce internal plastic safety lids. The ledges will strengthen the company’s plastic internal safety lids or a variety of internal safety devices made by others, such as concrete, fiberglass or rope netting. The riser lids come with the necessary mounting hardware, including safety screws. 800-382-7009;

 Septic System Bacteria

Cape Cod Biochemical Jump Start

Jump Start healthy probiotic septic starter from Cape Cod Biochemical is designed to accelerate the health of septic tanks after pumping. It prevents clogging, sewage backups and odor drafts from septic pumping tanks, reducing organic sludge, grease buildup and slime layers beneath the drainfield, according to the maker. After the septic tank is pumped, add 1 pound to a 500-gallon tank or add 2 pounds to a 500-gallon cesspool. CCLS septic tank treatment should be used monthly per label or at the septic contractor’s recommended dosage. It is safe for the environment when used according to specifications. 800-343-8007;

Century Chemical Bio-Tab 

Bio-Tab from Century Chemical sinks to the bottom of septic tanks where buildup begins. There, self-reproducing bacteria and enzymes gradually dissolve to create a growing area of activity, digesting and liquefying organic waste, treating the entire system, including the drainfield. It is able to establish itself by working from the inside out, and regular usage — combined with routine pumping — can aid and support the natural digestion of waste, helping septic systems to maintain good working condition, according to the maker. 800-348-3505;

Ecological Laboratories PRO-PUMP/HC

PRO-PUMP/HC liquid live bacteria from Ecological Laboratories is a blend of microorganisms selected for broad-spectrum application in industrial and wastewater treatment. It contains more than 30 strains of bacteria designed to resolve problems that occur in septic systems. Its performance results in the rapid breakdown and removal of fats, oils and greases that build up in septic tanks and absorption fields, according to the maker. It is a consortium of vegetative non-spore-forming bacteria formulated to exhibit exceptional performance in low-oxygen facultative anaerobic environments. Regular treatment can help reduce surface solids, bottom solids and odor, the maker states. 800-326-7867;

J&J Portable Sanitation Products NuTank

NuTank septic system treatment from J&J Portable Sanitation Products is designed to replenish the enzymes in a septic tank. With high concentrations of billions of specific bacteria, it is engineered to break down solids, scum and sludge for a healthier septic system. Monthly usage can help reduce the potential for backup and costly repairs such as drainfield damage, according to the maker. It can help boost the progression of bacterial decomposition to help keep the septic tank and drainfield functioning, even battling harsh detergents and antibacterial products. Monthly use is recommended by dissolving a packet into a drain or toilet and running water. It is environmentally friendly and safe for all plumbing. It comes prepackaged in 12 packets per jar and 12 jars per case. Company contact information can be added to each jar. 800-345-3303;


Lenzyme is an enzyme-bacteria product used as a septic biological maintainer, drain cleaner and sewage treating agent in the home and in industrial, commercial and municipal installations. It can be packaged in the company’s brand name or private labeled. It may also be used in formulations specifically designed for a given condition or application. Various formulae have been developed for use in drains, septic tanks and cesspools, and for industrial and commercial application. It is approved by the USDA for use in sewage and/or drainlines of official establishments operating under the federal meat, poultry and egg products inspection program and is only sold to licensed contractors. 800-223-3083;

Satellite Industries Safe-T-Fresh QuickScents BIO

Safe-T-Fresh QuickScents BIO 30-gram deodorizer packets from Satellite Industries contain all the active ingredients of 60-gram packets, but in less quantity, making them suitable for moderate traffic and heat conditions, such as in small septic and holding tanks. In the same way, 30-gram packets also break down waste to prevent piling and clean tank walls where residual waste can dry and cause lasting odors. They provide environmentally safe odor control and can be beneficial to waste dump sites. They liquefy waste and digest restroom tissue, with no mixing, waste or mess. They are available in 80 packets per bag or 400 packets per case (five bags). 800-883-1123;

Surco Portable Sanitation Products Enz-O-Matic

The Enz-O-Matic biological organic waste degrader and odor eliminator from Surco Portable Sanitation Products includes a high concentration of non-pathogenic, live bacteria cultures designed to rapidly degrade organic wastes with a blend of surfactants and odor counteractant fragrance. It is nonpolluting, contains no acids or toxins, and is certified Salmonella-free. It contains over 200 billion live bacteria cultures per gallon. The bacteria count doubles every 20 to 30 minutes to provide continuous enzyme production. Enzymes digest and liquefy grease, blood, urine, vomit, feces, sewage and other organic substances, neutralizing odors on contact, according to the maker. It can be used for drainlines, septic tanks and septic spills. 412-789-8683;

Walex Products Bio-Active Septic Tank Treatment

Bio-Active Septic Tank Treatment from Walex Products can help reduce solids and restore the population of worker bacteria and enzymes, helping keep septic systems healthy between recommended tank pumping, according to the maker. Monthly application involves flushing one packet down the toilet. It is safe for all plumbing and helps prevent backups and dissolves solids. Each bag contains a one-year supply. 800-338-3155;

 Septic System Chemicals

Arcan Enterprises Septic-Scrub

Septic-Scrub chemical additive from Arcan Enterprises is designed to help remove sludge that builds up and sticks to the stone in a drainfield, pit or sand mound to rejuvenate the drainfield. According to the maker, it works in the first 24 hours after application. It can serve as part of a maintenance program. It works with all types of systems, is safe to handle and is environmentally friendly. 888-352-7226;

 Septic system agitator

Crust Busters agitator

The handheld power agitator from Crust Busters has an 80-inch shaft and two- or three-blade propeller designed to mix a 1,000-gallon septic tank in five minutes. Options include 2-, 4-, 6- and 9-foot extensions and a short three-blade shaft that adapts to the two-blade unit. 763-878-2296;

 UV Disinfection Equipment

Jet Inc. Illumi-Jet 

The Illumi-Jet UV disinfection unit from Jet Inc. is capable of reducing fecal coliform bacteria levels to well below the most stringent U.S. treatment standards, according to the maker. It uses a germicidal lamp that emits 95% of the ultraviolet energy at the wavelength of 254 nanometers. This wavelength is in the region of maximum germicidal effectiveness and is lethal to virus, bacteria, protozoa and mold. The disinfection chamber couples directly with any system’s 4-inch discharge pipe, and it is permanently installed below grade. When fully inserted, the lamp housing is correctly positioned by an integrated keyway near the top of the disinfection chamber and creates a well-defined flow path, ensuring system effluent has the proper ultraviolet exposure time. Under standard operating conditions, fecal coliform reduction exceeds 99.9%, the maker states. 800-321-6960;

SALCOR 3G UV Wastewater Disinfection Unit

The 3G UV Wastewater Disinfection Unit from SALCOR is used for residential, commercial and municipal applications, and it is UL-certified NEMA 6P flood-proof and NSF/Washington State Protocol six-month tested (with 21 upstream treatment systems). It inactivates bacteria/virus pathogens, including superbugs. Rated at 9,000 gpd gravity flow, it is meant as a reliable building block for large water recovery/reuse systems. When installed in 12-unit parallel/series arrays with ABS pipe fittings, systems can disinfect more than 100,000 gpd. Gravity flow equalizes without distribution boxes. Each unit has a foul-resistant Teflon lamp covering, two-year long-life lamp with efficient installation, minimal annual maintenance and energy use of less than 40 watts. 760-731-0745;

 Vent Pipe Filters

Pagoda Vent 

Vent pipe filters from Pagoda Vent provide septic field microbes with the oxygen they need to thrive. They give concrete tanks gas release to mitigate microbial-induced corrosion and also provide pressure relief for pumps. They provide proper ventilation, while remaining inconspicuous and attractive in the landscape. The premade units are durable, lightweight and will not rust. They encourage a healthy subsurface environment, release gases, and help preserve concrete tanks. An optional odor filter cartridge using a specialized concentrated media offers years of lasting odor control and fits concealed in the device, according to the maker. 888-864-1468;  


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