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Southern Water and Soil, Inc., installed new tanks for a mobile home park that was adding 6 new homes to the park.
Installing septic tanks requires the right equipment at the right time. There are many factors that can make an installation go wrong. If the groundwater is too high then the ground may have to be dewattered. This can add 3,000 dollars to the project in a hurry.
Adding water to the tanks is very important to keep the septic tank from floating out of the ground. This also provides stability to the tanks after getting them set in place.
If you need a new septic system installed then don’t hesitate to give us a call. We can make sure you get the best product for your installation.
Southern Water and Soil, Inc., recently installed a new septic system for a RV Park in Dade City, Florida. SWS engineered the septic system, installed the septic system, and maintains the septic system. Providing a one-stop shop for the septic system needs helps SWS stay ahead of the competion.
SWS installs innovative and cost effective septic systems that work and save our clients money. Septic system design and engineering is very important to the functioning of the septic system. Providing education to the customer about their septic tank is what we strive to do. If you have questions about your septic system or would like a professional to explain the options for your septic needs then call SWS.
Through the use of Geoflow drip irrigation, Norweco treatment systems, filters by Bear Onsite, controls by Orenco Systems, and other design considerations SWS provides solid septic system design and installations.
This installation was quite tedious because we had to permit the system through the Florida’s Bureau of Onsite Sewage and the Pasco County Health Department. SWS provided the owner’s with septic engineering and permitting. Prior to permitting and engineering SWS was able to provide the owner’s with a construction cost. This helps the owner’s determine the best options for their septic system needs.
The treatment tanks were installed and the existing plumbing was tied into the new treatment system. This septic system added additional capacity for the RV Park. Now as other septic tanks in the facility begin to fail these systems are added to the new system through a modification permit.
Another note is that the drainfield dispersal using drip irrigation is very flexible. We were able to install the drip system around the trees that were onsite. Geoflow drip irrigation has a patened technology that can keep the roots from getting into the drip emitters.
So, if you want a septic system designed to last and expect quality septic parts and pieces to be installed. Then have SWS design and install your septic system.
Southern Water and Soil, Inc., is one of Tampa’s best septic system replacement and repair specialists. The owner is Greg Mayfield. Greg is a former Florida Department of Health septic system inspector. He has worked in the industry for over 17 years and is familiar with the State of Florida septic rules. This is very important because when receiving quotes for drain field replacements it is important that the installer understands the rules.
Separation from seasonal high water tables, whether the system will be mounded, is there a limiting soil later… This is all important information and the homeowner needs to know the options. Should I get a low pressure dosing system? Should I get a time dosed control panel? What is the difference between an alarm an a time dosed control panel?
A time dosed control panel disperses water out in increments and allows the drainfield time to soak up the effluent that is applied. This allows the drainfield to recover and last longer.
Sometimes a drainfield replacement is required due to drainfield failure. There are many things that can cause a drainfield to fail.
1. Excessive water use
2. Water leaks
3. Use of Fats, oils, and greases
4. Harmful chemicals
5. Roots from trees
6. System damage by vehicular traffic.
7. System damage or botched repairs.
We have seen many different things that can cause septic problems. It is important that you can trust someone to repair the system correctly.
Call SWS and we can get your septic problems resolved with sound science. We provide septic service to the surrounding Tampa Bay area.
Southern Water and Soil, Inc., is located in Zephyrhills, Florida. If you are looking for all the options to your septic system needs then give SWS a call.
SWS installs drip irrigation systems for septic systems for several reasons:
1. Tight lot
2. Lower mound height
3. Extended drain field life
SWS installs new septic systems and replacement septic systems. Using quality septic parts is what SWS does. SWS installs products by Infiltrator, Orenco, Norweco, Geoflow, Bear Onsite, Tuf-Tite, Barnes, Sta-Rite, and other brands.
SWS proudly serves Zephyrhills, Dade City, Wesley Chapel, Land of Lakes, Lutz, Odessa, Thonotosassa, and Plant City.
Southern Water and Soil, Inc., solves tight septic system options.
Providing innovative septic solutions at cost effective prices is what SWS brings to the table. If homeowners understand the options that are out there then they can make an educated decision on their septic system.
Using a pump vault unit can save space by adding a effluent pumping system to an enlarged septic tank. This saves space and leaves more room for the septic system drainfield.
AdvanTex Ax-Max Wastewater Treatment System
By Amanda Deck
Southern Water and Soil offers customers a variety of options when it comes to septic tank installation and repair. From Norweco Singular Green to the Infiltrator system, this thriving hometown business provides only the most innovative and reliable septic system products on the market.
In most instances, Southern Water and Soil can install the traditional wastewater treatment system in which wastewater initially enters a septic tank where it’s separated into sludge (heavy, sinking solids) and scum (floating solids such as oil and grease). Liquid waste, commonly known as effluent or grey water, can be found in between the sludge and scum layers. As new raw sewage enters the tank, the old wastewater is displaced and pushed out of the tank toward the drainfield. In the drainfield section, wastewater slowly trickles through a series of pipes and into the soil which acts as a natural filter, capturing impurities before the water reaches the underground water table.
When installing a new septic solution, the experts at Southern Water and Soil will create a system that best fits the features of your property according to municipal and state codes. They will examine the size of your lawn, soil type, water table depth, and other topographical features to ensure quality wastewater filtration. When a conventional septic system cannot be installed, Southern Water and Soil provides customers with many different wastewater treatment options, including Orenco Systems’ AdvanTex AX-Max.
About AdvanTex AX-Max
Since 1981, Orenco has worked to design and manufacture affordable, sustainable wastewater technologies for individual properties and whole communities that are not connected to city sewer systems.
One of their most popular products, the AdvanTex AX-Max, is ideal for entire communities or commercial and residential developments. It has been installed for use at subdivisions, apartment complexes, golf course resorts, manufactured home parks, parks, RV parks, campgrounds, schools, churches, businesses, rest areas, truck stops, and other areas around the world. For example, the AX-Max system has provided excellent treatment at a mining camp in Alberta, Canada; at a new hospital in Soyo, Africa; and at a famous beach park in Malibu, California.
What makes the AdvanTex AX-Max system so effective is that the entire system is built inside a lightweight, insulated fiberglass tank that can range from 14 to 42 feet in length. AX-Max can be installed above ground (for maximum versatility in temporary or variable-flow situations) or in-ground. The system can include one individual tank or multiple tanks depending on usage rates.
How it Works
The AdvanTex AX-Max model utilizes a multiple-pass system featuring three chambers: recirc-blend, recirc-pump, and recirc-filtrate. To begin, wastewater flows through a PVC pipe into the 3,000 gallon recirc-blend chamber where effluent blends with filtrate dripping down from hanging textile media. A pump then draws blended effluent into the recirc-pump chamber and above the textile media for further filtration. As the wastewater drips through the textile media, microorganisms remove impurities, just as soil would in a traditional drainfield system. After several cycles of treatment through the textile media, treated wastewater is finally dispersed into the environment for reuse.
Why AdvanTex AX-Max?
The AdvanTex AX-Max offers customers a complete wastewater treatment package that requires little operation and maintenance, making it a great solution for small communities with part-time operational staff. In addition, it requires little electricity to operate, saving property owners thousands of dollars in energy bills over time.
Orenco Systems’ AdvanTex AX-Max is available for installation though Southern Water and Soil throughout Florida and the Greater Tampa Bay area including Zephyrhills, Brandon, Lutz, Odessa, Wesley Chapel, Land o Lakes, Riverview, Ruskin, Plant City, Seffner, Dade City, and beyond. Call Southern Water and Soil today!
Let’s enjoy our springs!
For many divers and non-divers alike, the idea of cave diving gives people the willies. A cave diver must undertake additional training that goes beyond recreational dive training. But there are many dive spots in Florida that are nowhere near the ocean that don’t necessarily require technical dive training (although more training never hurts).
That’s because Florida has a wealth of springs and sinkholes due to our porous bedrock and underground aquifer. Some of these form caverns that are popular recreational dive spots. Places like Blue Grotto, Blue Spring, King’s Spring, and Ginnie Springs offer cavern diving (not to be confused with cave diving), which involves diving in shallower water within sight of the surface and with minimal or no overhangs (basically, anything that blocks your way to the surface). Most of these same places also offer cave diving, which involves deeper dives, extensive overhangs, and special…
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Are you experiencing sluggish drains? Are you on a septic system? When was the last time your septic tank was pumped? Do you live in the Tampa Bay Area? If you answered yes then call the septic tank experts at Southern Water and Soil, Inc. SWS serves the metro Tampa area. We can provide the septic and drainfield options that you want to know and learn about. Here are a few items worth reviewing if you are having septic problems.
1. When was the last time your tank was pumped?
Your septic tank should be pumped on average every 3 to 5 years depending on the number of people in the house and how the system is used. If you have and septic tank effluent filter then you may need to clean this more frequently depending on use and type of filter that you have. SWS carries effluent filters by Orenco, Tuf-tite, Bear Onsite, and Geoflow. These filters help reduce the amount of solids enter your drainfield.
2. How old is the septic system?
The average life span of a septic system in Florida is 18.7 years, according the Florida Department of Health. Therefore, if your septic system is failing after it is getting to this age then most likely it is the drainfield that is no longer accepting effluent out into the drainfield.
3. What kind of soil do you have?
The type of soil that you have affects your septic system in various ways… water table, percolation rate, life span, size of drainfield, excavation required, etc.
4. Where is your septic system located?
If your septic system is located on the side of the house where roof runoff can saturate the soils then you may want to think about getting gutters to shed the water away from the septic system. If your septic system is located near a lake or river then it would make sense to insure that the septic thank is water tight…especially if you have a lift station. Also, there are setback requirements that need to be maintained, such as, water bodies, wells, buildings, etc.
If you are experiencing drainfield problems or would like to have your system evaluated then give us a call! 813-785-0500!