Septic System Test Center Construction photosSeptic 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.