Because many areas do not have soils suitable for conventional septic systems, you might have or need an alternative septic system. You might also have or need an alternative system if your septic system is too close to ground or surface waters.
Alternative septic systems use technology to improve treatment processes and/or wastewater delivery to the soil. Some alternative systems use sand, peat, or textile media to promote wastewater treatment. Other systems use aerators or disinfection devices. Floats, switches, pumps, and other electrical or mechanical components are often found in alternative systems.
Recent regulations approved by the Virginia Department of Health require annual inspections of alternative septic systems by licensed operators. At EcoSeptix Alliance, our technicians are licensed and authorized service providers for most leading brands of alternative septic systems.