Septic System Design We take great pride in completing septic designs that protect the environment, meet our clients needs and comply with local and state rules. In many cases, the installation of a new or replacement septic system is a substantial investment and the design is a critical first step. The design process starts with a preliminary evaluation which provides us with background information and your expectations of the system. After the preliminary evaluation is completed a site evaluation is completed. This evaluation includes soil testing to determine the depth to evidence of seasonally saturated soil, soil loading rate, and site limitations, after completing the preliminary evaluation and site evaluation were are able to determine the types of systems that the property can support. Often times there is more than one option available and a discussion with the owner/user regarding the location, cost and ascetics is necassary for us to proceed with a design that meets your needs. After the final location of the system is selected, we finish the site evaluation by staking out the system and collecting the data required to prepare a site plan & design. MSTS uses state of the art survey equipment for mapping to ensure accuracy. A septic design will include an AutoCAD drafted site plan and design packet. The design can either be provided electronically in PDF format, hard copies or both. If you wish, we can refer you to local reputable installers or we can directly email them a copy of the design and request they contact you with a bid. We take pride in completing our designs and provide the detail required for permitting, proper installation and management.
MSTS has the knowledge and experience to design the best septic system to suit your needs, our design experience includes; Homes, Cabins, Camp Grounds, RV camp grounds, churches, church camps, resorts, restaurants, bars, offices, daycares, Convenience Stores & businesses.
MSTS has vast experience with many types of systems and after completing a site evaluation we can discuss the types of systems that are appropriate for your property. Below is a list of the types of systems that we are familiar with and commonly design.
Type I (Standard Systems)-Trench, Pressure bed, At grades and Mounds
Type II (Alternative Systems)-Flood plain & Holding tanks
Type III-Disturbed soils/soil corrections & reduced size with time dosing
Type IV-Advanced treatment, reduced separation to water table (no mound solution), nitrogen & phosphorus reduction
Compliance Inspections (Certification) Compliance inspections are typically required for property transfers or for obtaining a permit. The inspection requires that the system meet four basic criteria. The criteria primarily deal with the protection of human health and the environment. The four basic components include; watertight tank(s), separation from the drainfield to evidence of periodic saturated soil, hydraulic functioning and human safety. If your system has surfacing sewage, bottomless tanks or does not hydraulically function properly you may want to forgo the inspection and get a site evaluation done to determine the options for upgrading. MSTS staff has over 20 years of experience with compliance inspections and we can assure you that your job will be evaluated properly and completed in a timely manner.
Other property transfer services *Water testing-Lead, bacteria & nitrate *Winter compliance inspections (ground thawing)
Drainfield Rejuvenation MSTS has been rejuvenating drainfields for over 10 years with a 100% success rate, call us to have your system evaluated prior to a messy failure or prior to a costly replacement. In many cases the drainfield can be rejuvenated for a fraction of the cost of replacement.
Common Problem-Hydraulic Drainfield Failure All traditional types of septic systems eventually fail to accept the amount of effluent they receive. This can lead to surfacing of sewage in the yard or backup in the home. In almost all cases this is due to a mature biomat that develops at the drainfield media/soil interface. Many factors can determine the rate in which biomat develops; size of the drainfield, water use in the home or facility, strength of the wastewater, size and number of septic tanks, maintenance, use chemicals, use of anti-bacterial soap, depth of the drainfield & use of certain medications. The key to long lasting drainfield is managing the thickness of the biomat. The simplest way to do this with aerobic bacteria. When aerobic bacteria is introduced into the system they consume the biological material in the biomat and allow the effluent or water to pass through it into the soil. Miller's Sewage Treatment Solutions has the ultimate solution to make this happen. Contact us to find how you can save money and avoid a costly replacement.
Installing a new drainfield Call us to find out how you can extend the life of your drainfield.
Problem-limited space for future drainfield If you are on your last replacement site for a drainfield, would prefer to not have to replace your drainfield again or installing a new drainfield contact MSTS to find out how to extend the life of your drainfield. Miller's Sewage Treatment Solutions has the ultimate solution to make this happen.