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Alternative Septic Systems
Alternative Septic Systems have been in existence for several decades. In January of 2008, the NJDEP officially accepted Alternative Systems and issued a guidance document for the design of these systems. Two types of systems which are commonly used are referred to as Peat Biofilters and Aerobic Treatment Units (or ATU’s). Peat systems are considered “Green Systems” as they use Peat Moss or Peat Fiber as filtration for treating septic effluent. ATU’s, as the name suggests, involve the introduction of oxygen into the treatment tank.

Projects are unique in their requirements, however Alternative Septic Systems are often utilized to reduce the height of a mounded system, provide pre-treatment for very small systems and to environmentally protect lake, stream and wetland eco systems. As each project is unique, so are the characteristics of the treatment systems. In order to provide flexibility into our designs, we have become a Certified Designer for four Alternative System Manufacturers which include:

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Puraflo Peat Fibre Boifilters are manufactured by Anua-USA, and consists of Peat Fibre Modules with a life expectancy of 15 years. This 100% natural system delivers great results with low operating and maintenance costs. The system is Certified to NSF/ANSI Standard 40 and can eliminate the need for mounded systems in many cases.

We have engineered and instally many Puraflo systems in Northern New Jersey and New York State.  Contact us now for details and an estimate on a Puraflo system. 








Aerobic Treatment Units
Peat Biofilters
SeptiTech aerobic trickling filters are manufactured by SeptiTech Wastewater Technologies .
These Aerobic septic treatment units can be used in the most difficult areas where traditional solutions will not work.  We have been installing these units form may years in the North New Jersey area.  Give us a call and let us help you see if Septi Tech is the right solutions for your septic needs. 

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Eco-Pure Boifilters are manufactured by Planet Care, Inc.  These peat moss systems provide may advantages including:

• The system can be completely passive
• No Electricity Needed for System
• No Moving Parts in Treatment System
• No Dosing Pumps Needed
• Ease of Installation
• Lowest Cost of Operation
• No Costly Blowers to Run or Replace
• No Excess Sludge Removal

We have engineered and installed these solutions through out the Sussex, Morris and Essex counties in Northern New Jersey for many years often at cost 30% below other treatment systems. Call us for details.



Hoot Systems provides the Hoot H series ATU (Aerobic Treatment Unit) which is a proven winner in septic waste water management.
The HOOT Aerobic Treatment System is a complete five-stage, one piece wastewater treatment system. This feature-packed aerobic treatment system operates like a small municipal treatment plant.   We have installed a number of Hoot Systems in Northern New Jersey including Sussex, Essex and Warren counties.  Please call us for details and to determine is Hoot Systems is a match for you. 




Howard Bach, Professional Engineer          Site Designed by Zegosoft 
43 Layton Lane,  Sparta, NJ 07871    Mail to:  PO Box 598 Augusta, NJ 07822
Proudly serving the North Jersey Septic System Design Needs in all areas including: Sussex County NJ, Warren County NJ, Morris County NJ, Newton NJ, Sparta NJ, Vernon NJ, Franklin NJ, Wantage NJ, Rockaway NJ, Branchville NJ, Layton NJ, Andover NJ, Hopatcong NJ, Montague NJ, Budd Lake NJ, Mt. Olive NJ, Mine Hill NJ, Frankford NJ, Randolph NJ.