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Innovative Alternative (I/A) Septic Systems 

The innovative septic system is an advanced onsite wastewater treatment that offers a more environmentally-friendly and efficient solution compared to traditional septic systems. 

What are I/A Septic Systems?

I/A Septic Systems, also known as advanced or alternative septic systems, are designed to provide a higher level of wastewater treatment than conventional septic systems. These systems utilize specialized components and technologies to effectively treat and dispose of household wastewater on-site, reducing the impact on the surrounding environment.

Key Features of I/A Septic Systems: 

Advanced Treatment: I/A systems incorporate additional treatment processes beyond the basic septic tank and drain field, such as aerobic treatment, disinfection, and nutrient removal. This results in a higher quality of effluent being discharged into the soil.

Smaller Footprint: Due to the enhanced treatment capabilities, I/A systems often require a smaller drain field or absorption area compared to traditional septic systems, making them suitable for properties with limited space.

Improved Efficiency: Advanced components, such as pumps, filters, and control panels, help optimize the system’s performance and ensure consistent, reliable operation.

Environmental Benefits: I/A systems are designed to reduce the discharge of pollutants, including nitrogen, phosphorus, and pathogens, into the surrounding soil and groundwater, making them a more environmentally-friendly option.

Types of I/A Septic Systems:

Some common types of I/A septic systems include:

  • Aerobic Treatment Units (ATUs)
  • Recirculating Sand Filters
  • Membrane Bioreactors
  • Constructed Wetlands
  • Disinfection Systems (e.g., UV, ozone, chlorination)


Advantages of I/A Septic Systems:

  • Improved water quality and reduced environmental impact
  • Smaller system footprint and more flexibility in siting
  • Enhanced treatment capabilities for nitrogen, phosphorus, and pathogens
  • Longer system lifespan and reduced maintenance requirements
  • Potential for water reuse (e.g., landscape irrigation)

I/A septic systems are often recommended in areas with sensitive environmental conditions, such as high water tables, shallow soil depth, or proximity to surface waters. They may also be required by local regulations in certain regions. Homeowners and property owners should consult with our professional septic system installer or environmental specialist to determine the most suitable I/A system for their specific needs and site conditions.