Proper septic tank maintenance is crucial for the system to work properly; it is easy to do and should be done every 6 to 12 months. Having a well maintained tank will also help with the longevity of your pumps and dispersal field. Never go inside the tank without the proper equipment and training.
Step 1: Visu... Read More
Although Moving Bed Bio-film Reactor (MBBR) may seem like a new technology, it’s been around since the late 1980s. As a proven wastewater treatment method for residential and commercial applications, in over 50 countries, MBBR has a track record of out performing all other systems. MBBR’s high performance and low maintenance was the driv... Read More
At Tanks-A-Lot, we manufacture septic tanks and supply materials to the industry, but we don't install systems. Because of this, it may be difficult for us to estimate the complete cost of a project. In our Guide to Septic Systems we cover some of the costs associated with installing systems but don't discuss the proc... Read More
Septic tanks can have a life of 50 years or longer if they are well cared for. Unfortunately most homeowners do not know what the dos and don’ts are of caring for a tank, and consequently some septic tanks do not serve households to their fullest potential. Here are just a few not-so-obvious tips that will increase the l... Read More
The Alberta Private Sewage Systems Standard of Practice 2009 requires a Site Evaluation to be completed as a prerequisite to completing a septic system design and applying for a permit. Among other things, the Site Evaluation Report must include the address and legal description of the property, the parcel identification number, and a dimensi... Read More
When installed correctly, concrete wastewater tanks can last for many years. Listed below are some installation tips that will help make your tank operate trouble-free for years to come:
- Place the tank in a location that the vacuum truck can access without obstructions; this will mitigate the risk of the truck getting too close to t... Read More
Purchasing a new septic tank or holding tank in Alberta can be expensive; that is why it is critical that many factors, and not cost alone, are considered when making your decision. Listed below are 4 things that every person should consider before spending thousands of dollars on a septic or holding tank:
A high or low level alarm can be an invaluable tool for a homeowner, especially if they are not familiar with the functions of a septic tank. The concept behind high and low level alarms is based on “out of sight, out of mind”, meaning the alarms are there so that you do not have to constantly check the fluid level of your tank. This also al... Read More
It is common that homeowners experience a great deal of confusion when trying to decide on the ideal size of cistern for their household. Unlike septic tanks, cisterns are sized to a house or facility based on the amount of occupants, and the gallons of water used per day. Household cisterns are typically purchased in 1500... Read More
Wastewater treatment systems and septic tanks are both a great way for a household to expel unwanted sewage. Although they are based on the same idea of safely discarding sewage, they each have unique qualities that can help determine which method is best for you.
Septic tanks have two compartments; one... Read More