Mound septic system design manual

DESIGN MANUAL ONSITE WASTEWATER TREATMENT AND DISPOSAL SYSTEMS 2. 2 Onsite System Design Strategy 4 3 SITE EVALUATION PROCEDURES 3. 1 Introduction 13 3. 2 Disposal Alternati ves 13 3. 3 Site Evaluation Strategy 17 3. 4 References 48 710 Typical Mound Systems 240 A sand mound system is an onsite sewage disposal system that is elevated above the natural soil surface in a suitable sand fill material ( Figures 1.

1 and 1. 2 ). Gravelfilled absorption beds are constructed in the sand fill, and effluent from a Mound Septic System design, install, maintain, repair: this document discusses the use of septic mound systems as an alternative septic system design. A septic mound is an engineered system involving fill to create a soil absorption system for the disposal of septic effluent.

Fig. 1. Schematic of the Wisconsin mound system showing septic tank, dosing and mound. dosing chamber contains a pump or siphon, which transfers effluent, under pressure, to a distribution network of small diameter pipes with small perforations which distributes the effluent uniformly over the absorption area of the mound.

septic tank and a subsurface soil absorption system with nonuniform distribution of the effluent to subsurface soil trenches or an absorption bed. Cover Material: The material used to cover a mound system, usually selected on its Mound Septic System Your mound is a drainfield that is raised above the natural soil surface, primarily built of sand.

Within the sand fill is a gravelfilled bed with a 2inch pipe to receive and distribute effluent, and are covered with native or imported top soil to allow vegetation to be planted. Technologies explored in the 1980 manual include the conventional system (a septic tank with a subsurface wastewater infiltration system), alternating leach fields, uniform distribution systems, intermittent sand filters, aerobic units, disinfection technologies, and evapotranspiration systems.

2015 Pennsylvania Design& Installation Manual 4 www. eljen. com. GSF System Description. The Eljen GSF Geotextile Sand Filter system is a costeffective alternative to other septic technologies. This publication entitled" WISCONSIN MOUND SOIL ABSORPTION SYSTEM SITING, I WISCONSIN MOUND SOIL ABSORPTION SYSTEM SITING, DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION MANUAL BY Fig.

1 is a cross setion of a Wisconsin mound system. It consists of a septic tank, a dosing chamber anft the mound. SECTION 1: Septic System Dos. and Donts. D OS. 1. Do keep your asbuilt system diagram, design, permit, and all related records in a safe place for reference. Sand mound, lowpressure distribution systems and nonconventional onsite sewage disposal system technologies are not addressed in this manual.

Commercial establishments having SEPTIC SYSTEM DESIGN MANUAL. SEPTIC SYSTEM DESIGN MANUAL. To Properly Care for Your Pump System: Septic tank effluent is pumped through the 1. Check the pump chamber, pump, and entering the mound system. 3. Protect the mound from overloading after a prolonged power outage or pump during the first manual switching.

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