Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently asked questions

System Specifications

What is the capacity of the NextGen non leach field system, gallons per day?


Typically the NextGen Septic system operates at 500 gallon sper day capacity. However, the system is designed with a maximum influent flowrate of 1200 gallons per day.




What are the maintenance requirements of NextGen Septic Systems?


At least every year, the first compartment of the septic tank must be pumped out to remove any non-biodegradable materials, which may have been flushed down the toilet.

Permitting agencies typically require a maintenance contract for maintaining the system, before issuing a permit for an advanced septic system, like the NextGen Septic system.

On-going maintenance involves checking the operation of the aeration liquid pump, and every 3 years, cleaning the membrane using warm (120 deg F) 5% citic acid solution in water.




Can the filtered water be released to the environment such as a waterway?


Treated water from the NextGen Septic system can be released into the waterway, if the permit allows this discharge.

NextGen septic system disinfects the treated using ozone, which does not harm surface water and its habitats.




With your system will I need some type of soil drainfield?


If the permit allows, treated water from the NextGen Septic system can be surface discharged, since it is clear water which has passed through a membrane with an average pore size of 0.02 microns and further disinfected with ozone.

NextGen septic system has been approved for surface discharge of treated water in the State of Kentucky.





Permitting

Can the NextGen system be shared with the neighbor?


No. While there exist many instances where an older septic/leach field solution on the property services two properties, most water authorities will not allow a replacement system to service multiple homes.

A permit is required by the Division of Water either at the county or state level, before any septic system can be installed. Thse agencies are usually unwilling to allow two houses to share a common septic treatment system, since it does not put anyone specific owner to be responsible for maintaining the system.





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Some states and counties may not allow the benefit of a no-leach field option despite our treatment levels. Also check local regulations on the reuse of gray water or treated water. We are working to expand approvals across the US and internationally. Feel free to contact us about your region.

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