Product Highlight: Geoflow WASTEFLOW Drip Irrigation
By Amanda Furmage-Deck
As mentioned in earlier posts, the installation of a new septic system can be very expensive, usually costing thousands of dollars. Therefore, deciding which wastewater system best fits the features of your property according to municipal and state codes can be a difficult assignment. Before installation, contractors need to examine the size of your lawn, soil type, water table depth, and other topographical features to ensure quality wastewater filtration.
In addition, as a homeowner, you may have some concerns of your own when it comes to your new septic system such as, “Will it take up too much space?” For instance, if you plan on building or driving on your lawn, a large drain field is out of the question as these mentioned activities can damage your system. You may also ask, “Will I have to cut down trees and remove shrubs?” since roots from nearby vegetation can destroy the effectiveness of wastewater treatment by clogging the drain field pipes or puncturing the septic tank. As a result, if you plan on installing a conventional drain field, surrounding trees and shrubs will have to be eliminated.
If you prefer a more compact drain field that will allow you to save existing trees and shrubs on your lawn, consider installing a subsurface drip irrigation system, an underground wastewater distribution alternative that discharges effluent at a slow, controlled rate to your yard. In fact, virtually 100% of wastewater is recycled and drain field size can be reduced from 25 to 40 percent simply by installing flexible drip irrigation pipes. This reduction allows for more construction on your property—whether swimming pools, driveways, patios, garages, etc.—or more useable green space for outdoor activities.
When it comes to drip irrigation treatment, the experts at Southern Water and Soil, Inc. offer only the latest, most effective technology: Geoflow WASTEFLOW. The main drawback of most drip irrigation systems is the ability of roots to penetrate or clog the tubing. However, this potential worry is eliminated through Geoflow’s nano-ROOTGUARD feature. Through a unique blend of polymer and root-growth inhibitors developed by GeoFlow and researchers at the Battelle’s Pacific Northwest Laboratories, the patented nano-ROOTGUARD directs root growth away from the drip emitters.
Because Geoflow trusts nano-ROOTGUARD’s effectiveness, if roots happen to damage the drip emitters within the first 10 years after installation, the company will replace the nano-ROOTGUARD product for no cost according to its online performance warranty terms and conditions.
Geoflow WASTEFLOW pipes are also coated with Ultra-Fresh, a technology that inhibits bacterial growth on the walls of tubes and emitters. By decreasing bacterial build-up, tubes are less likely to clog or require replacement.
The benefits of a subsurface drip irrigation system, like Geoflow WASTEFLOW, are endless. In addition to the benefits mentioned previously, because the drip irrigation pipes are buried beneath your lawn’s surface allowing effluent to be absorbed by the underground biomat, health risks are minimized. According to Geoflow, WASTEFLOW results in “no surface contamination, no ponding, no run-off problems, no bad smells.” Secondly, subsurface drip irrigation minimizes deep percolation, and instead allows recycled water to cover a 46% larger surface area.
Through its use of Geoflow technologies, it is apparent Southern Water and Soil is thinking of your future. They will not only take care of you today, but they are concerned about your septic system tomorrow. Call SWS today.