Aerobic Treatment Units

Aerobic Treatments Units

ATU’s (Aerobic Treatment Units) are alternative septic systems that inject air throughout the tank to produce aerobic bacteria to breakdown the waste in the wastewater. These aerobic bacteria are much more efficient at cleaning up the water than conventional septic systems that use anaerobic bacteria to do the job. ATU’s don’t have to use drain-field distribution of the wastewater, but instead can use drip irrigation type tubes that do not need to be very deep to be effective. This can save many homeowners from having high mounds in their yards because of high groundwater. They use pumps to distribute the wastewater through the tubing which can snake around trees, shrubs and anything else in the yard. These tubes cannot be infiltrated by root systems so this also saves many homeowners from having to adjust their landscaping because of having to replace their septic system.