One of the systems we proudly offer is manufactured by Waterloo Biofilter Systems Inc, a Canadian-owned and operated company that develops, designs, manufactures and maintains advanced onsite wastewater treatment systems for residential and commercial clients.
With a compact design, Shed Biofilters are an attractive solution for lakefront properties and difficult sites. Shed Biofilters have a base constructed of permanent wood foundation board, are spray foam insulated for winter operation, and are clad in attractive, stained, weather sealed wood siding. They are installed above ground to avoid bedrock and high water table problems.
Sheds are installed directly on top of a small, shallow area bed that easily accepts and disperses the treated Biofilter effluent it receives by gravity. No electrical components are required at the Sheds so they can be located away from the house and waterfront.
Shed Biofilters are the best septic system solution for homeowners wishing to preserve more of their trees and reduce raised mounds. The only moving part is a single high-quality, energy efficient 1/2 horsepower effluent pump that operates intermittently throughout the day.
Flat Bed Biofilters
Lightweight and blended into landscaping with less excavation, Flat Bed Biofilters are modular and can be installed in parallel or series to increase the total treatment capacity of the septic system.
Flat Beds are installed flush to grade and landscaped into the property with the supplied mulch or other porous covering. No distribution piping is required in the disposal bed resulting in a smaller system footprint and faster installation. With their low profile, Flat Beds can be installed in areas of high groundwater or bedrock without destroying the aesthetics of the property.
Flat Beds operate in a single-pass mode. The only moving part is a single high-quality, energy efficient 1/2 horsepower effluent pump that operates intermittently throughout the day.
Below ground and out of sight, Waterloo Biofilter Baskets are constructed of a rigid steel mesh that is coated for corrosion protection.
Baskets are filled with the patented Waterloo Biofilter filter medium, shipped to site, and placed in a concrete or fiberglass tank. Baskets are sized for locally available tanks to reduce costs for the installer and homeowner. The only moving parts are two high-quality, energy efficient 1/2 horsepower effluent pumps that operate intermittently throughout the day.
HDPE Tank Biofilters
High density polyethylene (HDPE) treatment units are constructed with very high strength, durable and seamlessly blow-moulded high-density polyethylene tanks.
HDPE Tanks are pre-plumbed at our factory, filled with the Waterloo Biofilter filtration medium, and shipped to site fully assembled. Treated effluent is pumped from the HDPE Tank to a small, shallow soil disposal system. These units are lightweight for ease of transport, and come pre-assembled for an easy, ‘dig-and-drop’ installation. The only moving parts are two high-quality, energy efficient 1/2 horsepower effluent pumps that operate intermittently throughout the day.
Learn more about Waterloo Biofilter septic systems on their website.