OUR SERVICE AREA
Our main service area covers:
- The Fraser Valley - Surrey, Langley, Maple Ridge, Mission, Abbotsford, Chilliwack, Agassiz, Hope and the Fraser Canyon
- Sea-to-Sky Corridor - Squamish, Whistler and Pemberton
Small surface area system helps accommodate renovation
This home was owned by a family who wanted more space. The renovation doubled the size of the home, and added several bedrooms, which meant that the existing septic system was too small. In addition, it was found that the original system was showing the effects of 20 years of hard use and it was felt that the best solution was to start over.
We reused the existing septic tank after updating it as we always do with new risers and lids, and added a new second tank in series to provide suitable retention time for the increased size of the home. The owners wished to limit the size of the drain field, so we designed a type two system. We used an Eljen geosynthetic media filter. This is a passive system that allows a large reduction in the surface area of the system. It requires no additional pumps and tanks, as the secondary treatment takes place in the ground before the septic effluent is absorbed into the soil.