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Alternative Home Sewer System

Sand Filter Sewer System Dayton MNAnyone who has spent very much time in the Elk River and Dayton MN area has probably noticed Sandy Soil. While it may be good for quickly draining away rain puddles, very sandy soil can make Onsite Sewage Treatment more difficult. Alternative Septic Systems may be needed to adequately filter and dispose of Raw Household Wastewater. A Sand Filter Septic System is one type of on site sewer that could be installed by CSI Custom Septic, Inc. A detailed Site Analysis and Soil Sample is needed to make an informed decision on the best kind of Independent Home Sewer System to build on each unique property.


What Is A Sand Filtration Septic System?

In a Sand Filter Septic System, partially treated wastewater flows out from the Septic Tank and then gets a second form of treatment through a Sand Filtration Bed. This type of Alternative Septic System has been around for more than 100 years. The longevity and popularity of a Sand Filtered System speaks to the effectiveness.

Sand Filtration Beds may do well in sites where Poor Soil, Shallow Bedrock or High Water Tables are found. The Sand Filters can be constructed underground or in a raised bed. Pretreated waste water is pumped out evenly over top of a sand filled trench where it can filter down through oxygenated sand material. This provides a second step in a process that is Biological, Physical and Chemical in nature.


Sand Filters Septic System Components

Common Components of a Sand Filter Septic System include the following:

  • Wastewater from the home
  • Septic Tank
  • Screens or Filters to remove solids
  • Dosing Pump with Timing Mechanism
  • Alarm System
  • Buried Sand Filters
  • Distribution Pipes
  • Soil Absorption Field


Benefits of Sand Filter Septic Designs

Sand Filter Septic Systems can be designed in several different ways. Your individual sewer system design can be tailored to the unique characteristics of your own property. This is just one of the many Benefits of Sand Filtration Septic Systems.

  • Energy Efficient
  • Good Performance
  • Relatively Low Maintenance
  • Long Lasting
  • Easy to Operate
  • Good Alternative in difficult site or soil conditions


MPCA Certified Septic Installer

CSI Custom Septic, Inc. provides over twenty years of technical and hands on experience with Alternative Septic Systems. As an MPCA Certified Septic Installer and Septic Compliance Inspector, we are uniquely qualified to determine the Best Choice in Onsite Sewage Treatment. Our services include a detailed site analysis to see if a conventional Gravity Septic System will do the job effectively or if a Sand Filter or Mound System is required.

In Elk River & Dayton MN, contact CSI Custom Septic, Inc. for Septic System Design Consulting at: (763) 218-4769. Proudly serving MN residents since 1996!



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