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    I'm looking for a septic system that is tankless. I saw something on-line months ago about a residential system that used a long single line, but I can't find it for the life of me. Does anyone know of this site or system? thanks.

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    Never heard of a septic that did not require some sort of tank. The 'stuff' needs to be digested/liquified somewhere.

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    Never heard of it. The only thing a search found was this: http://www.inspectapedia.com/septic/altwetland.htm

    You need to hold the water somewhere -- whether it is a tank, a wetland, or a greenhouse just to settle stuff out. The classic system does anerobic treatment in the tank, so water needs to stay there for a while (therefore it is large). If you have a good disinfection system, you could probably get by with a small settling tank and have the disinfection system do all the work.

    Even if such a system exists, you'll need your local health authority to approve it.
    Mark
    Kent, WA

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    Found what I was looking for, and it was my mistake to say a tankless system. Tell me what you think of this system. It seems to be a lower cost install.

    http://www.make-my-own-house.com/dis...ge-system.html

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    http://www.infiltratorsystems.com/pr...e/benefits.asp

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    I have had this done on two houses. It isn't much cheaper (unless gravel is very expensive in your area), but it is easier and faster. Local health department may still be an issue. More and more are accepting these. Once they accept them, they generally require the same length of Infiltrator as a gravel pipe system. Once they are comfortable with them, you may be able to use less length because they work better.

    I have had the 36" wide ones installed, so you still need to excavate the same width trench as with a gravel system.
    Mark
    Kent, WA

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