Construction Photos – 6

Septic System Test Center Construction photos

Septic System Test Center Construction photos

January 1999 photo:

The first Alternative Technology Septic System is installed at the Test Center: An “Eco-Ruck” system made by Ruck Systems Inc. of Falmouth, MA. The Eco/Ruck system modifies the leach trench architecture to achieve both nitrification as in a conventional leach trench, and denitrification. Seventy -five percent of the septic tank effluent is fed to a proprietary infiltration bed using man-made materials to increase aeration. Nitrogen removal (denitrification) is accomplished by introducing 25% of the septic tank effluent beneath the leach trench.