Frequently asked questions
Typically the NextGen Septic system operates at 500 gallons per day capacity. However, the system is designed with a maximum influent flowrate of 1200 gallons per day.
At least every year, the first compartment of the septic tank must be pumped out to remove any non-biodegradable materials, which may have been flushed down the toilet.
Permitting agencies typically require a maintenance contract for maintaining the system, before issuing a permit for an advanced septic system, like the NextGen Septic system.
On-going maintenance involves checking the operation of the aeration liquid pump, and every 3 years, cleaning the membrane using warm (120 deg F) 5% citic acid solution in water.
Treated water from the NextGen Septic system can be released into the waterway, if the permit allows this discharge. NextGen septic system disinfects the treated using ozone, which does not harm surface water and its habitats.
If the permit allows, treated water from the NextGen Septic system can be surface discharged, since it is clear water which has passed through a membrane with an average pore size of 0.02 microns and further disinfected with ozone.
NextGen septic system has been approved for surface discharge of treated water in the State of Kentucky.
No. While there exist many instances where an older septic/leach field solution on the property services two properties, most water authorities will not allow a replacement system to service multiple homes.
A permit is required by the Division of Water either at the county or state level, before any septic system can be installed. These agencies are usually unwilling to allow two houses to share a common septic treatment system, since it does not put any one specific owner to be responsible for maintaining the system.