formula for cleaning and maintaining septic tanks, drain fields and
septic tanks in good working order is essential; keeping the septic
drain field clean and eliminating blockages or buildups is a must.
Many rural homeowners and cottage owners are familiar with the septic
tank and understand that regular preventative maintenance is often
the best way to assure there are no problems which can lead to costly
repairs and pumping as well as the potential for environmental damage.
Using natural microbial septic formulations is probably the best way
to assure a trouble-free septic system. This waste digesting bacteria
works in anaerobic and aerobic conditions and will eliminate cooking
wastes, fruit and vegetable waste, tissue and paper wastes, human
wastes and feces.
The typical application rate septic tanks and drain fields is 4 ounces
for 6,000 gallons; we recommend that in smaller tanks use two ounces
for every 1,500 gallons of tank size. The typical septic tank usually
holds between 1,000 and 2,000 gallons.
The septic bacteria
formula comes in prepackaged soluble pouches each containing 2 ounces
of bacteria. The easiest way to get this beneficial bacteria into
your septic tank or field is to flush a soluble pouch directly down
the toilet. The bacteria pouch dissolves and the safe, natural bacteria
enters the septic tank or field where it instantly begins to devour
waste. A monthly treatment will keep your tank operating at a high
efficiency level which reduces pump-outs and will keep odors down
and crusting and hard buildups from forming and fouling or block the
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product is dissolvable powdered formulation that contains a
blend of six naturally occurring beneficial bacteria cultures.
This is certified non-genetically modified and non-pathonogenic.
Eliminates: cooking wastes, fats, oils, grease.
Eliminates fruit and vegetable wastes. Eliminates human waste.
Eliminates paper and tissue waste materials. Reduces odors from
septic fields, seepage fields, drainage fields and tanks. Eliminates
septic leachate from ponds and basins. Assists in the removal
of leachate, waste and sewage from ponds. Helps prevent septic
system blockages and back-up and restores slow-flow drains to
Application Rates: Add
one pouch per month for septic tanks and septic fields. The
2 pound supply (12 x 2 ounces) typically
treats a single household for one full year depending on size
of septic system. Triple dosage on first
application as a shock treatment to accelerate initial bacterial
For septic tank treatment: Flush one packet
down the toilet. Repeat monthly. Troubled systems may require
heavier initial application. For drain line treatment: Mix one
packet with 1 gallon of water. Pour evenly down all drains.
two pound jar, contains 12 soluble pouches of 2 ounces. -
Jars Septic Bacteria
two pound jars. Each jar contains 12 soluble pouches of 2 ounces.
Pail Septic Bacteria
pound bulk supply of septic bacteria. Bulk pail contains 25
lbs of soluble pouches of 2 ounces. -
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Microbial Septic Formula
This product is dissolvable powdered
formulation that contains a blend of six naturally occurring beneficial
bacteria cultures. This is certified non-genetically modified and
Eliminates: cooking wastes, fats, oils, grease.
Eliminates fruit and vegetable wastes. Eliminates human waste. Eliminates
paper and tissue waste materials. Reduces odors from septic fields,
seepage fields, drainage fields and tanks. Eliminates septic leachate
from ponds and basins. Assists in the removal of leachate, waste and
sewage from ponds. Helps prevent septic system blockages and back-up
and restores slow-flow drains to maximum capacity.
Septic Tanks - One 2oz pouch per
Add one pouch per month for
septic tanks and septic fields. The 2 pound supply (12 x 2 ounces)
treats a single household for one full yea depending on size of septic
system. Triple dosage on first application as
a shock treatment to accelerate initial bacterial function.
For septic tank treatment: Flush one packet down
the toilet. Repeat monthly. Troubled systems may require heavier initial
application. For drain line treatment: Mix one packet with 1 gallon
of water. Pour evenly down all drains. Repeat monthly.
Made only from all natural ingredients that are ecologically responsible
and safe for people, fish and pets. It is our way of helping our customers
more easily select the products that will help them keep their ponds
clean and clear without compromising their belief in natural pond
Ponds - Sixteen to thirty-two 2oz pouches per surface
acre per week.
Add 16 to 32 pouches per surface acre per week
depending on extent of problem. i.e.; for extreme cases of septic
leaking or sewage odors increase dosage. Aeration added to pond will
allow you to reduce by half the weekly dosage. Once the septic,
sewage problem has been addressed then switch from the septic bacteria
to the pond bacteria
designed for the aquatic-eco system in a healthy, clean and unpolluted
**The septic formula bacteria has a 3-year shelf
life. Store unused product in a cool dry place, keep from freezing.
This bacteria mixture
can also be useful in ponds. Some ponds have the misfortune of having
a problematic septic tank or field leak waste materials and leachate
into the pond. Even small amounts of waste material running from a
broken or non-working tank can enter the pond and cause odors and
blooms of algae. The high levels of nutrients from oils, grease and
human waste can quickly turn a pond into a foul smelly pit unfit for
swimming or enjoying.
Laboratories 10q Microbe-Lift Septic and Cesspool Treatment
Treats 750 to 1000 gallon systems for 6 months. Natural anaerobic
bacteria with powerful enzymatic action dramatically reduces
odors. Guaranteed to digest grease, fats, oils, and tissue.
Improves system performance. Nontoxic, nonpathogenic. 32 oz.
Liquid Septic Tank Additive, 48 Fluid Ounce
RID-X Septic System Treatment will give septic system homeowners
peace of mind by helping maintain a free-flowing system. This
RID-X Septic System Treatment 6-Dose Liquid formula is scientifically
formulated with special bacteria and enzymes to digest household
waste. By adding RID-X to the septic system every month, along
with regular pumping, you can help prevent septic backups
and prolong the life of your system. This supply is enough
for six months of treatment and can also be used to keep drain
pipes running smoothly.
SEPTIC SYSTEM TREATMENT 28 oz.
CLR SEPTIC SYSTEM TREATMENT 28 oz. 3 treatments for systems
up to 1500 gallons Created in conjunction with the EPA Works
instantly - can be used any time of day Can be poured down
any drain Patented stabilization process allows for live active
bacteria to be deposited into the septic system Environmentally
friendly ingredients Plastic bottle
In most cases in ponds we recommend the natural pond bacteria which
removes unwanted nutrients from ponds; when sewage material is involved
it is recommended to use this septic formula to restore the pond and
help repair the septic system. The application rate for ponds is not
the same as in tanks; in ponds add 32 - 64 ounces per week per acre.
This means adding 16 to 32 two-ounce packages into the pond per week
per surface acre. You should also add the bacteria into your septic
tank as well at the rate of 2 ounces (1 pouch) every month to ensure
the sewage in the tank is properly conditioned so that similar problems
of leakage or contamination of the pond don't happen regularly. Once
the problem has been resolved continue treating the septic tank and
to keep nutrients down use the standard pond bacteria formula, saving
the septic bacteria for emergencies or for regular tank care.
As we've mentioned many times before it will also be extremely beneficial
to add aeration to any pond that has odors, or has been contaminated
by sewage or waste materials. A small air pump with a single diffuser
in even a large pond can help with the restoration after a waste spill
or leakage problem from a septic system.
septic tank is a key component of the septic system, a system of
sewage treatment in small-scale communal areas unrelated to the
main sewer lines provided by local governments or private companies.
(Other factors, generally binding and / or restricted by local governments,
may include pumps, alarms, sand filters, and liquid effluent disposal
means outlined the scope of a septic tank, the ponds, natural stone
plant fiber filter or peat moss beds.) Septic systems are a type
of On-Site Sewage Facility (FHO). In North America approximately
25% of the population relies on septic tanks, which can include
suburbs and small towns and rural areas (Indianapolis is an example
of a large city where many neighborhoods in the city are still separated
from septic tanks).
In Europe, they are generally limited to rural areas only. The term
"septic" refers to the anaerobic bacterial environment that develops
in the tank and which decomposes or mineralized waste discharged
into the tank. Septic tanks can be coupled with other units on site
wastewater treatment such as biofilters or aerobic systems involving
artificial forced aeration. Periodic preventive maintenance is necessary
to remove the irreducible solids which settle and gradually fill
the tank, which reduces its effectiveness. In most jurisdictions
this maintenance is required by law, but often not enforced. Those
who ignore the requirement will eventually be faced with costly
repairs when solids escape the tank and destroy the clarified liquid
effluent disposal means. A properly maintained system, on the other
hand, can last for decades and perhaps a lifetime.
A septic system
generally consists of a reservoir (or sometimes more than one tank)
between 4000-7500 liters (1,000 and 2,000 gallons) in size connected
to a sewage pipe entrance at one end and a field drain septic tank
to another. These pipe fittings are usually made through a tube
T which allows the entry and exit of liquid without disturbing any
crust on the surface.
Today, the design of the tank usually has two bedrooms (each has
a manhole cover) which are separated by a separation wall which
has openings located halfway between the floor and roof of the tank.
Wastewater from the first chamber of the tank, allowing solids to
settle and residual float. The solids are established anaerobic
digestion, reducing the volume of solids. The liquid component flows
through the separation wall in the second chamber where further
settlement takes place with the excess liquid, then drain in a relatively
clear decision in the drainfield, also called field leakage or seepage
field, depending on locality.
The remaining impurities are trapped and disposed of in soil with
excess water removed by percolation into the ground (before returning
to ground water) by evaporation , and absorption through the root
system of plants and transpiration possible. A network of pipelines,
often set in a stone filled trench (see weeping tile), distributes
the wastewater into the field with several drainage holes in the
network. The size of the septic field is proportional to the volume
of wastewater and inversely proportional to the porosity of the
drainage field. The entire septic system can operate by gravity
alone, or where topographic considerations require, with the inclusion
of a lift pump. Some models include septic tank traps or other methods
to increase the volume and velocity of flow in the drainage field.
This will load all the parts of the drainage pipe more evenly and
extends the life of the field drainage by preventing premature clogging.
An Imhoff tank is a two-tier system where septage is digested in
a separate tank. This avoids mixing digested sludge with incoming
sewage. In addition, some models of septic tanks have a second stage
when the anaerobic effluent from the first stage is aerated before
it empties into the area of infiltration. Waste that is not decomposed
by the anaerobic digestion eventually be removed from the septic
tank or septic tank fills up and discharges of untreated wastewater
directly decomposed into the drainage field.
Not only is it bad for the environment, but if the sludge from the
septic tank overflowing into the drainfield, it can clog the drainfield
pipe or decrease the porosity of the soil itself, requiring repairs
expensive. How often the septic tank must be emptied depends on
the volume of the tank relative to the entry of solids, and indigestible
solids at room temperature (such as anaerobic digestion is more
efficient at high temperatures).
The frequency required varies considerably depending on the jurisdiction,
the use and characteristics of the system. Some health authorities
require tanks to be emptied at prescribed intervals, while others
allow the determination of the inspector. Some pumping systems need
a few years or sooner, while others may be able to go 10-20 years
Contrary to what many think, there is no "rule of thumb" for how
often tanks should be emptied. An older system with a small reservoir
that is used by a large family, will require much more frequent
pumping of a new system used by few people. Anaerobic decomposition
is restarted quickly when the tank is refilled. A properly designed
and normally operating septic system is odor free and besides the
periodic inspection and pumping of the septic system should last
for decades without maintenance. A well designed and maintained
concrete, fiberglass or plastic tank should last about 50 years.
Problems With Septic Tanks Solved With Septic Bacteria
dumping of cooking oils and grease can cause the inlet drains to
block. Oils and grease are often difficult to degrade and can cause
odor problems and difficulties with the periodic emptying.
Flushing non-biodegradable items such as cigarette butts
and hygiene products such as sanitary towels and cotton buds will
rapidly fill or clog a septic tank; these materials should not be
disposed of in this way.
The use of garbage disposers for disposal of waste food can
cause a rapid overload of the system and early failure.
Certain chemicals may damage the working of a septic tank,
especially pesticides, herbicides, materials with high concentrations
of bleach or caustic soda (lye) or any other inorganic materials
such as paints or solvents.
Roots from trees and shrubbery growing above the tank or
the drain field may clog and/or rupture them.
Playgrounds and storage buildings may cause damage to a tank
and the drainage field. In addition, covering the drainage field
with an impervious surface, such as a driveway or parking area,
will seriously affect its efficiency and possibly damage the tank
and absorption system.
Excessive water entering the system will overload it and
cause it to fail. Checking for plumbing leaks and practicing water
conservation will help the system's operation.
Over time biofilms develop on the pipes of the drainage field
which can lead to blockage. Such a failure can be referred to as
Septic tanks by themselves are ineffective at removing nitrogen
compounds that can potentially cause algal blooms in receiving waters;
this can be remedied by using a nitrogen-reducing technology, or
by simply ensuring that the leach field is properly sited to prevent
direct entry of effluent into bodies of water.
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