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9 years ago

Eco Flo
Eco Flo

I have an eco flo septic system and it needs pumped once a year is this normal?

I also have a contract where they come out and inspect it 2 times per year. I have had it for 2 years now. I live in pennsylvania 30 miles above pittsburgh. Also the sewage enforcement officer comes out 2 times per year and does an inspection that costs me $250 per inspection.
My tank is 1200 gallons. This is built for a 4 bedroom house. My oldest son went to college and we only have 3 people living there right now. One is 9 he does not make much waste. I mostly do my business at work because that is the schedule my body is on. This tank was built for 5 people. I have spoke with the manufacturer and they said that this is the correct size tank for 5 people.The last time I had it pumped they had to pump both side of that tank out costing me $500 total.

Most normal Septic systems solid waste separation tank should be pumped every 3 to 5 years depending on the number of people it is servicing and the size of the waste section of the septic tank.

Having to pump it out once per year seems to be to often. I would suspect the solid waste section of the waste separation tank is undersized for the number of people in your home.

Also, if you already do not know, the filtering material must be replaced after 8 years

“Ecoflo ® is a permanent system, only the filtering media has to be replaced after 8 years.
•Reduce the space necessary for your septic installation (requires only half to a quarter of the size of a conventional system)

Click on “The Most Ecological” in the following link:

http://www.ecofloontario.com/why.php

Also, what they claim about a conventional septic system must be replaced/relocated is not true in most cases if the system is sized installed and maintained correctly. Maintenance of a conventional septic system is much cheaper that the EcoFlo system and does the same job. The main advantage of the EcoFlo system is it can be installed on lots which are too small for most conventional septic systems.

Because the nature of the EcoFlo system with the pump(s) and special filtration system, many health departments insist on a yearly inspection to ensure it is operating the way it is designed to do and within local standards (another extra cost that is not required for most conventional septic systems.)

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