Whether you own a septic system or are planning on buying one, chances are that it might be an aerobic one, and the sooner you familiarize yourself with it, the better it is going to be. In that sense, we will look into your septic system and show you what it is like from the inside.

  1. What’s in my aerobic septic system | Nortex Septic Designs
  2. Air Blower or Aerator
  3. Disinfection tablets
  4. Sprinklers or spray heads
  5. Water Pump
  6. Control Panel
  7. Choosing your septic system | Nortex Septic Designs
  8. Septic design and inspections in Texas | Nortex Septic

A septic system is like a team. If it were a sport it would not be tennis, but baseball or football instead. It’s not individual performance but cooperation that makes the task look like something that can be achieved. In this case, that task is turning garbage into gold, and like it would be expected from any good team, it works!

All those small parts, machines, and components are something else on its own, but together, they assemble the system in which up to five of every ten homes in America rely upon to treat and purify water in compliance with environmental requirements. 

Today, we will be looking into one of those systems, perhaps, the most notable of the septic system. That is, the <a> pre-treatment system </a>, to be precise, an aerobic septic system which also operates under the same bacterial principle.

What sets an aerobic system apart from the conventional kind is that the population of bacteria suitable for the process is larger, which translates into design requirements that must be met to keep the bacteria alive. In the case of aerobic bacteria, that design requirement is air.

Although more sensitive to non-organic matter, aerobic bacteria are most suitable for mineralizing human-generated waste, which explains the benefit of using that kind of bacteria in the first place. 

That is one of the reasons why these systems require periodical maintenance. So, we are balancing out the convenience and effectiveness. Now that we’ve come full speed, let’s talk about what an aerobic system looks like on the inside.

What’s in my Aerobic Septic System | Nortex Septic Designs

Although not all of the following components are strictly withheld in the interior of your septic tank, they are the ones in your septic design and the installation that make it work.

Air Blower or Aerator

Ever since we spoke about pre-treatment systems and the bacterial process occurring inside, we’ve discussed the chief advantage of using an aerobic system.

The aerator also called air blower or air pump is the component capable of injecting air inside of the septic system. It does so for two reasons, first, to keep the population of aerobic bacteria alive and secondly, to keep it working.

Air sets the appropriate conditions for bacteria to survive and effectively break down the waste contained in the effluent. Do you see know how critical the air blower is?

Disinfection tablets 

To us septic professionals, an aerobic septic system falls into the category of an advanced treatment unit, or ATU, and not as a casualty. There are a variety of reasons span throughout this blog that will make you realize why is it that we consider them to be the best fit for most residential and commercial applications.

Since aerobic septic systems allow the usage of disinfection devices, the property owner can reuse the water. 

That single extra step allows wastewater to be used in other forms, for example, like irrigation systems and since they are not only reliable but less demanding in terms of space, they tend to be an optimal choice for both residential and commercial septic applications. 

Sprinklers or spray heads

If you’ve ever walked through the park distractedly, you may have noticed an irrigation mechanism embedded into the soil. We are talking about some sort of device that sprays waters around. Very much like watching the head of your shower but upside down. 

These showers in reverse are called, spray heads or sprinklers and since they can travel within an angle, the can be put in a larger system along with others to provide through irrigation and optimizing water consumption.

As we said earlier, they are also a space saver, which makes them the ideal choice for properties whose best interest is to save as much land as possible.  

Water Pump

Additional to the air pump, the system requires another component capable of injecting pressure in the effluent for final treatment. Usually, this means that the water will be transported to the spray heads and sprinkled upon the surface destined for treatment.

Control Panel 

Owning a septic system amongst many other things is also a huge responsibility. Monitoring shouldn’t be optional, it should always be a must but unfortunately, it isn’t.

If you think about it, there is a tank of at least ten thousand gallons filled with waste and bacteria beneath your feet. The consequences of any major incident could be very harmful.

Even though monitoring your system is the guarantee towards optimal working conditions and also the safeguard against any possible threats, most conventional systems don’t come with a control panel. 

It won’t be long after installing your aerobic system that you will realize how valuable that specific part of your system is. It monitors anything from the aeration of the chamber to the filtration of the air and it will notify you if something unexpected comes up and it will give everyone enough time to deal with the situation.

The control panel is the key factor in providing quality control and reassurance. It is the last piece of the septic puzzle and you don’t want to keep you from having that. Especially after having read all this and realizing that it is a crucial detail about your septic unit.

There is also another blog, where we expand this conversation. If you are enjoying this article and you are looking forward to reading more about the design of a septic system and the aerobic treatment process, make sure to visit our page about the <a>structure of an aerobic system</a>.

Choosing your septic system | Nortex Septic Designs

Likely, the motivation behind all your efforts to understand how septic systems work is to choose the setting that you can benefit the most from. 

To choose the type of system and the components, a soil evaluation is required. It reveals important information about the treatment capabilities of the soil, therefore the kind of treatment required from the pre-treatment system.

That said, an optimal system cannot be advised without performing an <a> on-site evaluation </a> first. It would be like prescribing medication without fully and comprehensibly evaluating the patient.

In the septic landscape, the side effects of doing so could too be severe and harmful beyond the extent of your property and the integrity of the people living in it.

Septic design and inspections in Texas | Nortex Septic

If you are located in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex, we are happy to inform you that we can take on your septic system design, installations, and inspections. 

All you have to do is make sure that you are calling us from the any of the following counties in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex:






In the case that you are reading us from a different county or state, there is no need to panic, just pick up the phone, get in touch with us and let us see if there is something we can do for you. We will evaluate your case and either take care of your septic requirement on ourselves or help you find an equally capable septic professional near your area.