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May
15
2014

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has announced that the week of September 22 through September 26, will be named SepticSmart Week. During this week, the EPA will promote proper maintenance techniques for home and business septic tanks and drain fields. The agency will also offer valuable hints for managing these private wastewater treatment systems more […]

May
14
2014

With spring in full bloom and summer on the horizon, it has most of us heading outdoors to spruce up our yards and gardens. When considering planting any new trees, installing sprinkler systems, or laying a new patio take note of where your septic system lies. This simple awareness can save you from facing septic tank […]

May
2
2014

There are two answers to the question of “Do septic aerators stir up solids in a septic tank”?, no and yes. The answer is “no” if controlled aeration is applied. The answer is “yes” if a poorly designed septic aerator is installed. This question has been asked many times over the past 12 years mainly […]

Apr
23
2014

Michael King, the “2011 Radio Talk Show Host of the Year” (The National Radio Association) interviewed Karl Holt, President & CEO of Aero-Stream® on the proven results the Septic System Saver® has on failing septic systems. Holt discussed how, through his own septic system problems and engineering background; the very first aero-stream® unit was developed […]

Apr
23
2014

A sewer project, that many have waited decades for, is about to break ground in parts of Brooke County, West Virginia. Donald Bauer told WTOV9, as he pointed to the “Raw Sewage” that overflows from septic systems and down hill; that he is happy to hear he will finally be able to connect to city […]

Apr
3
2014

Remember that you have a Septic System Septic systems are often overlooked and forgotten about by the average owner of a private septic. It’s usually when they start to hear their pipes gurgling or notice a backup in their shower or toilet that they start to investigate only to find out their septic system is […]

Feb
21
2014

You can count on Aero-Stream® to provide innovative solutions for septic tank maintenance. CEO and President Karl Holt used his engineering background to create products that use less power and produce cleaner water. To get a better understanding of how a septic tank system works, and how the Aero-Stream® system can provide you with optimal […]

Feb
21
2014

It has certainly been a harsh winter for many of us! Every time you turn on the news you see it…reports of record snowfalls and bone chilling temps. We’ve all become a little too familiar with winter this year which has most of us dreaming about spring. Well that dream isn’t to far off as […]

Jan
20
2014

Residents of the Pleasure Point Park and Marina development have until the end of June to vacate their homes after Alabama Power refused to renew the lease agreement with Pleasure Point management for the new fiscal year. Septic system failures within the development are blamed for the company’s action, which comes after Alabama Power was […]

Dec
23
2013

Local, state and federal environmental officials across the country are cracking down on homeowners with poorly functioning septic systems in efforts to prevent contamination of streams, rivers, lakes and other bodies of water. Some areas are offering matching funds and loans for repairs and remediation, while other counties are taking steps to enforce laws currently […]

Nov
21
2013

A combination of fertilizer runoff and failing septic tanks is responsible for an algal bloom in the St. John’s River in Jacksonville, Florida, according to one of the city councilmen of that city. With more than 60,000 septic tanks in operation in and around Jacksonville, even a small percentage of failing systems could have a […]

Oct
24
2013

California’s State Water Resources Control Board recently revised the statutes governing onsite wastewater treatment systems, more commonly known as septic tanks. These new rules are intended to provide added guidance for homeowners, home builders and septic tank repair companies in managing the installation and upkeep of these household waste treatment systems. Existing septic tank systems […]

Sep
19
2013

Public schools are facing critical budget shortages in many areas of the country. For Tiverton High School in Tiverton, Rhode Island, that financial stress was considerably worse this summer as school officials scrambled to ensure that a much-needed septic tank system replacement was in place by the first day of school this fall. The septic […]

Sep
12
2013

A failing septic tank system is creating legal issues and neighborhood conflicts for one resident of York, Maine. In July of 2013, the septic tank system belonging to John Parkhurst developed a leak and spilled effluent over the surface of his property. The raw sewage quickly spread downhill to encroach upon land belonging to Parkhurst’s […]

Sep
5
2013

Failing septic systems are not solely the province of homeowners. Washington County Public Works in Stillwater Township, Minnesota, is currently weighing options on how to deal with a flooded drain field and a failing septic tank at one of their field offices. Portable toilets have been deployed as a temporary measure, but the county has […]

Aug
29
2013

A do-it-yourself attempt at repairing a failing septic system has landed one Buffalo-area homeowner in hot water with legal and health department authorities. Jeffrey Karalus blames poor health and temporary disability for his failure to address the situation more promptly. Karalus is now facing steep fines from the city of Elma and could receive further […]

Aug
23
2013

Although home systems account for the largest percentage of septic tank installations across the U.S., businesses are also at risk for serious problems that affect these waste treatment systems. A Circle K gas station in Louisville, Kentucky, was recently cited by the local health department for septic system failure after patrons noticed a pool of […]

Aug
15
2013

Growing families and added responsibilities can present new challenges for many homeowners. One area that may be overlooked among these challenges is the home septic system. As tanks and drain fields age, they can become less efficient and more prone to failure. More people can put more stress on this vital home system and may […]

Aug
8
2013

Garbage disposals can put an added strain on home septic tank systems by adding significantly to the organic material that these small-scale waste treatment plants must process. Most plumbing and septic system experts recommend against installing a garbage disposal in conjunction with a tank and leach field system because the added organic material in the […]

Aug
1
2013

Most homeowners with septic tanks and drain fields understand the basics of maintenance for these waste treatment systems. Minimizing the chemicals that reach the septic tank, performing routine pumping once every few years and inspecting mechanical elements on a regular basis can generally keep newer septic tanks performing at optimal levels. However, other activities can […]