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Septic Tanks

What happens inside

  1. First Chamber
    Domestic sewage enters the primary settlement chamber, which permits settlement of heavier solids and surplus sludge storage. Here gross solids are allowed to settle out under gravity and are gradually broken down by anaerobic digestion. The lighter greases and fats float to the top, forming a scum layer, and the liquid (sewage effluent) flows into the second chamber.
  2. Second Chamber
    Here hydraulic displacement is utilized to draw effluent from the cleanest area of the primary chamber before being transferred to the soak-away system. This, together with a unique outlet baffle, prevents solids and greases from flowing out with the liquids and ensures only the cleanest possible effluent is transferred to the soak-away system.

Ideal applications

Type of waste water:
Sewerage only

Type of soil:
Normal or sandy soil that will adequately absorb and purify the effluent. If a septic system is installed in inadequate soil, the effluent will seep out onto the soil surface which can result in unpleasant smells, health risks, system failures and ultimately contaminated groundwater.

Key differentiator

Yields cleaner water than standard septic tanks to limit water and soil pollution.

Value proposition

  • The only SABS-certified septic tanks in Africa

  • Incorporates an eco-friendly biological mat for the disposal of treated waste

  • Robust, durable and easy to handle

  • Accommodates between 4 to 25 people

  • Available in modular units for increased capacity

Conservancy Tanks

What happens inside

Domestic wastewater is directed into the tank for temporary storage. Once full, the waste is pumped out and disposed of according to legislation. The watertight tank prevents possible contamination of the soil and groundwater.

Ideal applications

Type of wastewater:
Sewerage, black water and grey water

Type of soil:
Clay or hard rock soil, or in areas with a high water table or risk of contamination to the ground water, as well as densely populated areas.

Key differentiator

Modular design allows for increased capacity of up to 63 500 litres of storage.

Value proposition

  • The only SABS-certified septic tanks in Africa
  • Assists in preservation of ground water
  • Robust, durable and easy to handle
  • Accommodates between 4 to 250 people
  • Available in modular units for increased capacity