Environmentally Friendly Methods To Process Wastewater

If, like most of us, you live in a well-serviced area where your garbage is collected every week, your water comes out of a tap fresh and clean, and your personal wastes are flushed down the toilet, you probably don’t think about wastewater. We only think about these things if the drains get blocked and effluent bubbles up through the pipes and spills inside.

Rural Users Need to Understand Their Wastewater Systems

Thankfully, that is not a common occurrence, but for people living in rural areas that are not connected to public drainage and sewerage systems, understanding how their wastewater systems work is essential. They may one day be in a situation where they have to manage a drainage system failure themselves, or at least do a temporary fix until a drainage expert can get to their property.

Wastewater Processing Covered by Government Legislation

Waste water drainage systems are covered by government legislation, with all waste water in Queensland required to be monitored and reported to the EHP (Department of Environment and Heritage Protection). Other states have similar requirements, with protection of our waterways and the water table the prime concern.

When we are digging a drainage system for a client, we must comply with all legislation to make sure that the end result is eco-friendly. Our plant operators at Dee Gees Bobcatsare skilled and experienced, as there are several different ways to construct an eco-friendly drainage system.

Worm Farm Septic Tank System One Solution

One method of environmentally responsible waste disposal is to install a worm farm septic tank system. This is a natural, biological system that processes sewage, household wastewater and organic waste, and converts it into a liquid fertiliser that is distributed underground throughout the property.

Sand Filtration Method

Another method is the use of a sand filtration system to process sewerage, bio degradable waste and wastewater. The waste flows into a large in-ground concrete tank where an anaerobic bacterial decomposition occurs. This primary-treated effluent then flows through an in-ground sand filter specially designed to suit the volume of the material. From there it moves to an underground well, where it is discharged to the required locations.

Constructed Wetlands Become Living Filters

A third option is a wastewater treatment system using constructed wetlands or reed beds. These are living filters that transform wastewater through natural processes that strip sewage effluent of bacteria and nutrients. This is a safe and cost-effective solution for people who live in rural areas.

As these systems have some of their components underground, excavation is needed, and this is where our trained operators excel. Eco-friendly drainage systems are not only good for the environment, but also once constructed, they cost little to maintain, so everyone wins.

Digging for Your New Home’s Drainage

People like to save as much as they can in anything, including in home construction. There are, however, some important portions of the house where construction budget is minimised. The drainage system is among those that deserve much attention.

Many things could go wrong if you sacrifice quality for budget. In digging for the drainage lines, it is very possible to hit an existing drainage line, causing much disturbance and added costs to you. To properly set up the drainage system in your home for construction, it is best to hire the help of a drainage specialist and a professional earthmoving company for a more efficient manner of excavating for the drain system.

Proper Planning is Key

As in all other construction projects, planning is highly important to eliminate or greatly minimise any mistakes during construction. Proper planning involves conducting a thorough survey of the property. Before starting the construction, the contractor must first know of any existing piping systems or underground cables within the area. Accidentally ripping those off could mean a stoppage in the construction, with all efforts moved to fixing what has been broken or damaged.

Surveying the type of soil is also important in the laying out of the drainage system. Soil porosity plays a big role in drainage. Rocky soil types would be good for foundation work, but not for general drainage, so it will affect how you will be building your drainage system.

Your property may be lying on a sloping area, which can be a good for drainage purposes. On flat areas, a grading plan will have to be executed to ensure proper drainage of water from inside the house and the garden.

Earthmoving

When it comes to excavation for drainage, it is highly recommended that it be left to a professional earthmoving company to handle. A reliable professional service will be able to handle all types of earthmoving work that is required.

A professional earthmoving service is important, especially if you are dealing with a challenging soil type. Rocky areas will require heavy earthmoving equipment that will be able to break and carry heavy rock materials, if necessary. Soft ground may appear easy to dig, but this too could be challenging to some degree. The hired earthmoving service will able to use different attachments to excavators to deal with different types of soil.

Drainage work requires careful planning and skilled workmanship. There are troubles and unnecessary costs that can be avoided if the right professional service is acquired for drainage installation. Find out more efficient excavation service at http://deegeesbobcats.com.au/.