|Effluent Filter Screens|
Effluent filter screens are used to increase the life of your septic system by blocking solids from entering the septic field. They are the best investment available for protecting percolation areas and are recommended by the EPA Code of Practice, 2009.
Effluent filters significantly improve septic tank efficiency and dramatically reduce the risk of sewage ponding in your garden due to clogged drainfields. Effluent filters help protect the environment by reducing the Biochemical Oxygen Demand (BOD) organic matter by approx. 30% and suspended solids by approx. 70%. (Source US EPA 2002 –re performance standards for filtered primary treatment).
Effluent filter screens have been used in Ireland on a small scale for over 15 years and are compulsory in much of the USA. The US EPA 2002 Onsite Wastewater Treatment Systems Manual referring to septic tanks states “The use of a removable, cleanable effluent screen connected to the outlet is strongly recommended.”
Tuf-Tite® Effluent Filter Screens: EF 4 and EF 6
Domestic: EF-4 (3,000 L/Day) & Commercial: EF-6 (5,678 L/Day)