Alternative Septic System Types

The following is a list of some of the onsite wastewater recycling units approved for use in Massachusetts.

AquaPointBioclere® Bioclere® is a modified trickling filter over a clarifier that is designed to treat wastewater with varying organic and nutrient concentrations. Its natural fixed film biological treatment process is resilient, flexible, compact and simple to operate. The modular units can be installed in parallel to treat large flows or in series to achieve high levels of treatment.
Bio-Microbics Inc MicroFast® MicroFAST® wastewater treatment systems are ideally suited for use in single family dwellings, clustered residential developments and small communities. Proven, Safe, Reliable.
Jet Inc. Jet Aerobic® Jet’s Residential Plant breaks down wastes via a three compartment tank. A Pre-Treatment Compartment receives influent where heavy solids settle and form sludge at the bottom of the tank. In the second compartment, wastewater is thoroughly mixed with oxygen and passed over the living microorganisms located on Jet’s BAT® (Biologically Accelerated Treatment) media.
NorwecoSingulair® Employing the extended aeration process, the Singulair® plant provides flow equalization, pretreatment, aeration, clarification, tertiary filtration and optional chemical addition within a single precast concrete tank.

The following are Innovative Alternative leach field options approved for use in Massachusetts.

Cultec Inc.Cultec® Inc. CULTEC® septic systems promote higher efficiency than conventional pipe and stone systems by providing greater contact of effluent and soil surface. Perforated sidewalls and full open bottom maximize infiltration capability.
Infiltrator Systems, Inc Infiltrator® Chambers Optimal installation flexibility. Ideal for curved and straight systems. Multiple piping options. Allows for smaller leach field design as compared to conventional leach fields.
Presby EnvironmentalEnviro-Septic Leaching System® Enviro-Septic® requires a smaller area than conventional leaching systems. A 10′ length of Enviro-Septic® pipe can be bent to 90 degrees allowing a variety of unusual system shapes such as curved, trapezoidal, L, S, or U-shaped. Enviro-Septic® may also be installed on sloping sites.
Eljen CorporationGeotextile Sand FilterThe Eljen GSF forms two biomat layers: 1) Primary biomat surface on fabric; 2) Secondary biomat at 6“ sand layer. This allows a greater long term leaching capacity, smaller installation, and lower site impact.