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MACK RESIDENTIAL WASTEWATER

Mack Industries created the “Did You Know?” series to help homeowners further understand their systems and offer solutions. These are for guidance and if you are having issues with your system, please don’t hesitate to give us a call!

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Wipes – What’s Flushable, What Isn’t?

Baby wipes, hand towelettes, make up remover wipes, disinfecting wipes, there are over 600 different types of wipes on the market today! Where do they go? Some, not an insignificant number, are

plant roots pulled out of pipes
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The Root of the Problem

No one wants to look at a septic system in their yard. However, it is important to know tha proper landscaping around your septic is critical. There are several things to consider

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What can MACK do for you?

For residential wastewater treatment, MACK INDUSTRIES offers a variety of different solutions to meet just about any need you may have. Our offerings include (but are not limited to): MACK INDUSTRIES also

lint traps
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What is debris on the Aerator Shaft?

The technician has performed the regular maintenance on your septic system and has noted “debris on the shaft”. What kind of debris is it and how do I prevent it? Debris on

Norweco Aeration System
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What is an Aerator?

You see it on the report, but what is it and what does it do? The aerator is located under the vented lid in your home aeration septic system. Simply put, the

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Pumping the System

The technician has performed the maintenance on your system. He has noted on the maintenance report that the system needs pumped. What exactly needs pumped? Periodically your septic tank will need to

mound access port cap
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Maintenance on the Mound

The technician has performed the maintenance on your system. He has noted on the maintenance report that the access ports to the mound are non flush caps. What does this mean? The

mound septic system in process
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Problems in the Mound

The technician has performed the maintenance on your system. He has noted on the maintenance report that the mound is draining slow. What does this mean?? There are several different types of

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Hydraulic Overloading – What does that Mean?

It is Saturday, the long work week is over and its time to do the laundry and cleaning. You set the washing machine to run load after load and the dishwasher as

service tech servicing a septic system
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My Tank Needs Pumped. – What does that Mean?

A well maintained system is normally pumped every 3-5 years and a Mack Technician will check the levels in the system and note if you need to pump on the report. If

liquid fabric softener in a cup
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Fabric Softners What are they and What can I use?

Fabric Softeners coat our clothes with a subtle layer of slimy chemicals, which make them feel softer. The most common chemicals, called “quats” (quaternary ammonium compounds) contain antibacterial qualities, petroleum and emulsion

plants near septic system
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What Can I Plant over the Septic System?

There are several things to consider when planting around septic systems, leach fields, mounds, spray, and drip fields. The wrong plants can cause maintenance problems and damage the system. Aggressive plants have

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I need an NPDES Grab Sample. What is that?

Your Waste Water System discharges into a public water way, and is therefore subject to the Ohio Evironmental Protection Agency (OEPA) National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES). The rules mandate that your

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NPDES Testing: What are they testing for? What are common causes of Failure?

Test Performed Testing For Common Causes Common Corrections Dissovled Oxygen How much oxygen is in the aeration chamber for the bacteria to live.The bacteria eats waste. Aerator shaft not clear.Aerator air output

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Monitoring Options for your NPDES System

Ohio Environmental Protection Agency requires your Non-Fail-safe NPDES System to be monitored by a service provider for any alarms that may occur on the system. This requirement can be met by several

Let's talk about Wipes!

The Root of the problem.

What can MACK do for you!

Debris on the Aerator Shaft.

What is an Aerator?

Pumping the System.

Maintenance on the Mound.

Problems in the Mound - Bio-Perc Tablets

Hydraulic Overloading.

My Tank needs Pumped?

Fabric Softeners.

What can I Plant around my System?

What is a NPDES Grab Sample?

What is a NPDES testing?

Monitoring Options for your NPDES System.