Sketch of a Recirculating Sand Media Filter System - EPA Septic Media Filter Product Sources

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This document provides a Septic Media Filter Product Source List for components needed for septic media filter systems. Media filter septic systems use a conventional septic tank followed by any of several methods to further filter and treat septic effluent before it is discharged to the soil, soil surface, or waterway.

When using a septic media filter system, effluent treatment is by both actual filtration and ultimately by a biochemical process as the filter "matures" and includes its own biomass. Both natural media filter septic systems (such as sand, gravel, or peat) and synthetic media filter septic systems (foam cubes, glass, slag) are used, and both single-pass and effluent recycling systems may be employed.

These different septic media filter types are explained here. We include a list of product sources for various types of septic filters. Qualified product or service providers may be listed at this website at no fee.

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Product Source List for Filters, Septic Filters & Wastewater Treatment Systems Using Filtration Methods

  • Amphidrome from F.R. Mahoney, Associates, is a "sequencing batch reactor" or effluent recycling system (approved in MA) cycling effluent between the septic tank and a reactor vessel.
  • AdvanTex- Onsite Wastewater Treatment Systems from Orenco uses a textile filter in a fiberglass basin.
  • Biomicrobics wastewater treatment include BioSTEP, a screened pumping system, BioBarrier membrane bioreactor (MBR) which produces ultra-clean effluent Lixor, their submerged aeration system, SaniTEE wastewater screens and other wastewater treatment systems and products.
  • Biocycle Wastewater Treatment a BioCycle Unit, Tertiary Polishing Filter and Monitoring System.- Ireland
  • Bioren & Living Filter alternative wastewater treatment systems - Mass. USA
  • Bioclere from AquaPoint (MA) is a trickle-filter effluent treatment system
  • EZ Flow septic media filter system from Infiltrator Systems, Infiltrator Systems Inc. 6 Business Park Road P.O. Box 768 Old Saybrook, CT 06475 U.S.A. Phone: 800-221-4436 Fax: 860-577-7001 - a product information sheet is at
  • Peat Filters for septic effluent treatment, University of Minnesota Information Article on Peat Systems
  • Ruck systems (in MA) "Traditional RUCK- [Residential Septic] Systems are passive innovative septic systems that are designed to remove nitrogen and provide excellent treatment for an on site septic system." Commercial products are also available. This is an in-ground filter system installed between the septic tank and the absorption field.
  • SeptiTech Residential and Commercial Wastewater Pretreatment Systems include a fixed film effluent trickling filter and a patented effluent treatment media.
  • Waterloo biofilter trickle type wastewater filter and systems using aeration combined with foam filter media; effluent is sprayed over foam.
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