|Once ANS has been notified of a new homeowner, ANS
provides all system owners with an Information packet that
gives an overview of Homeowner responsibilities and
procedures that come with owning an aerobic septic system.
Please review the Information below:
Owning and maintaining an aerobic septic system may seem overwhelming. The purpose of this
information guide is to familiarize you with the day-to-day usage and maintenance of an aerobic
Please review the following information, if you have any questions or concerns please feel free to
Your septic system is a live system. There are live good-bacteria that ‘eat’ the solid waste in your
system; there are certain items that should not be used in an aerobic septic system, these items
may kill the bacteria and create costly damage to your system.
Do not permit the following items to enter the system:
-Strong disinfectants or bleaches, other than small amounts
normally used in day-to-day cleaning and laundry
-Antibacterial hand soap, body wash, dish soap or cleaning liquids
-Very Limited amounts of vegetable peelings, eggshells, and disposal use (recommend almost
zero use of disposal).
-Disposable baby diapers and wipes
-Sanitary napkins, condoms or other similar items
-Hair, bandages, rags or string (recommend drain screens in showers)
-Latex, plastic or metallic objects
-Coffee grounds or cigarette butts
-Mud or sticks
-Paper towels or napkins
-Bleach toilet bowl drop-ins
-Beer waste or any other rich liquids
-Pet hair (recommend washing pets outdoors)
-Be aware of using the system while taking certain medications, particularly chemotherapy.
Every 2-5 years your Septic Tanks may need to be emptied by a qualified Septic Pumping
Company. ANS does not provide septic tank pumping. However we have two pumping companies
that we recommend:
American Wastewater: 817-994-8210
B & B Septic: 817-270-4167
Adding Chlorine / Bleach to your system:
ANS Wastewater offers two types of chlorinators for your septic system - the tablet chlorinator and
the Stage III liquid bleach chlorinator.
The tablet chlorinator uses 3" chlorine tablets that are available at local Hardware Stores (Home
Depot, Lowe's, Ace). The chlorine tablets come in a 10 pound bucket and cost $55 - $70.
The Stage III liquid bleach chlorinator dispenses approximately 1 gallon of household bleach
(Sodium Hypo-chloride) per month. The Stage III liquid bleach chlorinator is available from ANS
Wastewater for an additional $140. Your chlorine cost can be reduced by more than $100 a year by
switching from a tablet chlorinator to the Stage III liquid bleach chlorinator.
If you have a TABLET CHLORINATOR, you are responsible for adding the correct chlorine tablets.
DO NOT USE SWIMMING POOL TABLETS.
The tablets go in the 4" PVC tube farthest from the house (see picture). Do not add more than five
tablets at a time; this could clog your chlorinator tube (2-3 at a time is recommended). Please
check the tablet supply weekly.
If you have a LIQUID BLEACH CHLORINATOR, you are responsible for adding regular bleach. The
bleach goes in the 4" PVC tube farthest from the house (see picture). Please check the bleach
If your system is not fitted with a liquid bleach chlorinator you might consider upgrading, the Stage
III liquid bleach chlorinator is available from ANS Wastewater for an additional $140. Your chlorine
cost can be reduced by more than $100 a year by switching from a tablet chlorinator to the Stage III
liquid bleach chlorinator:
· Lasts up to 1.5 months on one filling.
· No more weekly tablet maintenance!
· Fill with 6% sodium hypochlorite (common bleach).
· Low annual operating costs…
· Meets and beats state requirements on chlorine residuals and low bacteria count.
· No dangerous gasses from opening big buckets of chlorine tablets.
· Destroys Fecal Coliform
· Very simple installation and virtually maintenance free.
· Great for new installations or retrofitting any existing tablet system.
Service/Maintenance Contract Renewal:
Each system installed by ANS comes with a 2-year warranty. This 2-year warranty covers the pump,
tanks, compressor, and control box. All spray lines, pipes, and spray heads are covered for 1 full
year. Warranty period begins at install date.
In compliance with the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ), the owner of an
aerobic septic system shall continuously maintain a signed, written maintenance contract with a
valid maintenance company
A.N.S. Wastewater is under contract to inspect your aerobic treatment system for two years from
the time of installation or as noted on your existing service contract. Inspections will be
performed every four months to ensure tat your septic system is operating properly. You will
receive a note on your front door notifying you that an inspection has been performed.
If your Service/Maintenance Contract needs to be renewed or you need a copy of your current
contract, please call ANS Wastewater at (817) 232-5593.
Your alarm/red light is located on the top of your control box on the side of your house. When the
alarm/red light goes off this is signaling a malfunction of your treatment system.
If this happens, do the following:
Turn the switch (located on the side of the control box next
to unit) to ‘mute’ and call (817) 232-5593 for service. Check
to be sure the small clear airline is securely attached to the
bottom of the control box and check the breaker box. Often
times the alarm is triggered due to a loss of power when a
In case of a power outage you will need to reset the clock on your system. This clock is located in
the control box/timer. Depending on your box, you may be able to simply dial in the correct time
with the white clock hands, or you may need to spin the black dial until the white arrow points at
the correct time.
AQUAKLEAR AEROBIC TREATMENT SYSTEM
The AquaKlear Waste Water Treatment System is an economical alternative for use in treating
domestic wastewater generated by normal household activities. The system utilizes a patented
skimming device, making it the most advanced home treatment system on the market. The system
consists of two tanks. The first tank is a combination pretreatment area and treatment area. It has
a maximum capacity of 1,080 gallons. The second tank is the pump tank, which has a capacity of
either 500 gallons or 750 gallons, depending on your system.
CONTROL CENTER AND TIME DOSING
The Control center of the system houses the breakers and electrical wiring. Also located in the
control center is the timer. Not offered by most systems, this timing device allows the homeowner
to schedule when the spray heads release the treated water.
The pretreatment area or “trash tank” is where household waste first enters the system. Non-
treatable solids and residuals will remain in the trash tank. Occasionally, these will need to be
The second part of the first tank is the aerobic treatment area. The treatment area can serve 500
gallons per day. After leaving the pretreatment area, the wastewater flows into the aeration zone
of the extended aeration system where oxygen supplied by the system along with the organic
matter in the waste create an ideal environment for the growth of aerobic microorganisms
(bacteria). These organisms convert the waste into gases and additional microorganisms, which
aid in the treatment of the wastewater.
After the water leaves the treatment area, it must be sanitized. This takes place between the
treatment tank and the pump tank. As the water is filtered from the treatment tank, it passes
through a chlorinator. The chlorine kills the bacteria and odor in the water before it is disbursed
from the pump tank.
The sanitized water is then held in the pump tank. An automatic timer in the control box can be
set so that the spray heads will go off at night. However, the spray heads will be activated if the
water level in the pump tank reaches capacity. When it reaches capacity or the set time the
irrigation system is activated and the water is disbursed through the spray heads onto the lawn.
If surface irrigation is not possible or desirable, the water can be disbursed through an
underground low-pressure dosing system. This system involves a series of perforated irrigation
lines that emit the water 10-12” below ground level. Typically the size or topography of the lot
determines the use of the dosing system.
|ANS Wastewater - 12621 Saginaw Blvd. Suite #107 - Fort Worth, TX 76179 - (817) 232-5593