The Hoot Wastewater Treatment System had been designed and tested to treat common wastewater and sewage from commercial and residential sources.  Superior On-Site Solutions prohibits the following items in the Hoot Wastewater Treatment System.

Items to Avoid

Inert Materials – Plastic, Rubber, Scouring Pads, Dental Floss, Cigarette Filters, Bandages, Hair, Mop Strings, Lint, Rags, Cloth and Towels do not degrade in a an on-site treatment system.  Inert Materials will build up solids, and lead to system malfunction, clogging or increased pump out frequency.

Paper Products – Disposable Diapers, Paper Towels, Baby Wipes, Facial Tissues,  Moist Toilet Paper are not designed to dissolve in an on-site treatment system.  Excessive Amounts of toilet tissue will also not decompose.  All can lead to system malfunction, back-up or increased pump out frequency.

Food Wastes – Do not put Animal Fats, Grease, Coffee Grounds, Citrus Rinds, Egg Shells, down the sink.  Garbage disposal use should be limited to waste that cannot be scooped out and thrown in the trash.  Spoiled Dairy Products and Yeasts from home Brewery or Baking may case excessive growth of microbes that do not degrade sewage.

Medicinal – Do not flush Baby Wipes, Lotions, Scented or Quilted Toilet tissue, Female Sanitary Products, Cotton Balls or Swabs, Condoms or expired Medicines/Antibiotics.  Septic Tanks additives generally do more harm than good.  Automatic Disinfection Tablets (blue, clear or otherwise) will kill the organisms needed to consume waste.

Chemicals & Toxins – Paint, Paint Thinner, Solvents, Volatile Substances, Drain Cleaners, Automotive Fluids, Fuels, Pesticides, Herbicides, Fertilizers, Metals, Disinfectors, Sanitizers, Bleach, Mop Water, Excessive use of Household chemicals, and Backwash from Water Softener regeneration.  These items kill the microbes necessary for treatment.

Laundry Practices – On-Site systems must process the water as it enters the system.  Laundry should be spread out over the week, not all run at one time.  Excessive use of Detergents, especially those containing bleach, can affect system performance.  Liquid detergents are recommended over powders.  Fabric Softener sheets are recommended over liquid softeners.  Bleach should be used sparingly and at half the rate indicated on the container.

Clear Water Waste – Water from A/C Discharge lines, floor drains, gutters, can increase the flow to your treatment system.  These items can at least disrupt, if not destroy the treatment process.