OWNER MAINTENANCE CARE AND OPERATION INSTRUCTIONS
Aqua Safe home wastewater treatment plants have been designed
and built by Ecological Tanks Inc., to provide long term,
reliable and cost efficient service. Our treatment plants will
operate with a minimum amount of attention, however, the
following procedures should be performed on routine basis to
insure proper plant operation.
OWNER’S RESPONSIBILITY to operate the Aqua Safe home wastewater
treatment plant to the best of their ability. To keep
maintenance to a minimum and insure high effluent quality, the
following items should not be permitted to enter the treatment
disinfectants or bleaches, other than small amounts used in
day to day house cleaning and laundries.
discharge from any type of water softeners.
chemical wastes, paint or paint thinners, oils or grease
(such as used cooking grease), pet shampoo or pet dip
diapers, tampons, sanitary napkins, large quantities of
paper products, tobacco products, or similar items.
from a garbage disposal is not recommended without the use
of a trash trap or pretreatment tank preceding the Aqua Safe
The Aqua Safe
home units were designed to handle sewage and nothing else
should go into it.
periods of non-use the aerobic bacteria inside the plant
will decrease due to no food in the form of incoming sewage.
The treatment plant will become biologically stable again
soon after the resumption of normal loading. Always leave
the aerator compressor “on” during periods of non-use.
The Aqua Safe
plant will not perform to its fullest capabilities if
subject to hydraulic overloading. This condition exists
whenever excessive water, above the plants designed
treatment capacity, is allowed into the plant. Leaking
plumbing fixtures or excessive water use may cause this
Inc., is not responsible for the infield operation of our
plants, other than the mechanical and structural parts of the
plant. The proper operation of this wastewater treatment plant
depends upon proper organic and hydraulic loading of the plant.
We cannot control the loading of substances in our plants that
may upset its biological balance. We can only provide a complete
owner’s manual which outlines materials that should be kept out
of the treatment plants. User operation instructions must be
followed or warranties are subject to invalidation.
WARNING! Ants are destructive to the mechanical equipment on
sewage treatment plants. Care should be taken to prevent
infestation of ants near the plant. Damage or destruction of
mechanical equipment by ants is not covered under manufacturers
Any and all safety requirements as to the electrical wiring,
blower operation or plant discharge concerning the owner, their
families, friends, or guests is the sole liability of the owner
(see warranty and service policy).
The electrical control panel contains a schematic for the
system. However, the electrical control panel is sealed and
contains no user serviceable parts. Test and alarm silence
switches are located on the outside of control panel. Warning!
Service to the electrical control panel by a non-qualified
person may result in an electrical shock hazard resulting in
serious injury or death. If service is required contact your
local authorized installer representative or the manufacturer.
Many States already require the use of a chlorination unit
behind all mechanical treatment plants for total effluent
disinfection prior to final discharge. Ecological Tanks, Inc.
recommends the use of a chlorination unit behind its mechanical
plants for total effluent disinfection prior to final discharge.