Here’s another example of where septic systems are going now. No longer is gravity doing the work anymore, but most important On-Demand pump dosing is going to the wayside too.
Now for an example, we have a sand filter that has been engineered to only take 22 gallons every 1 hour and 45 minutes. I have used this example before in another post. The most important thing a homeowner must know about the Aquaworxs controller, is that you need a controller interface computer. You can see me holding it there in the picture. I have the newest version called the Marc 2. With this computer I can see how many alarms have gone off and when. I can tell what time and day it went off. I can set up Veto Doses. That basically means, if the controller is about to go into alarm, turn the pump on for (for example) one minute. Just to help get some of that water out of there. There is one problem with the Veto Dose however; we are allowing the controller to exceed the limits of the sand filter, or the next septic component.
I can also tell the pump time and pump cycles. This will allow me to see if the homeowner is exceeding their daily flow, or if they are within spec. These numbers are set up by the Septic Designer, and I come out and verify the settings. But most importantly we need to be sure the septic pump is still performing as it was designed.
Here’s why. All pumps are degrading with time. If you install a pump, about a year later, it is not performing as if it were new. This will throw off your dose to your septic sand filter, mound, and will start to cause your alarms to activate more frequently. Also if this is allowed to continue, the pump will start drooling the water into your drainfield, sandfilter, sandmound, and causing unusual bacterial growth. And will need to have jetting work done.
If you have any questions about your controller, feel free to call me or send me an email. No question is too dumb when it comes to your septic treatment plant. It’s a very expensive component, and you should take care of it.
Thanks for reading,