KENAI RIVER MAX SYSTEM
The phone conversation began with, “Do you have a system that can withstand a flood?” Yes, we do. We call it the Mini-Max. This configuration combines the primary treatment (septic tank), secondary treatment (AdvanTex filter fabrics), and tertiary treatment (UV on the discharge) in one watertight box. The Mini-Max is fabricated in the same manner as the larger MAX units and available in lengths of seven-foot increments.
Three couples pooled their resources to build this home-on-stilts alongside the river but the area is prone to annual flooding and many homes in the area struggle with holding tanks where traditional septic systems are prohibited. The home has three master bedrooms used year round and the entertaining guests is a certainty so it was determined a 14’ long unit would be required.
The unit is set into the ground under the home so floodwaters can simply flow around it. Wastewater drops down from above and treated effluent gravity flows into a gravel swale 150 feet from the river. A standard residential VeriComm control panel allows for remote monitoring.
Completing the piping between pods and tank risers. Next step is to spray urethane foam insulation and top coat around pod sides.
Preparing the pods for spray urethane insulation before backfill.
During Start-Up Inspection, pods are checked and water pressure calibrated for even distribution of wastewater from the tanks below. Each lid section has insulation enclosed within the fiberglass.
Inlet and outlet are on the same end of the tank. Wastewater enters from above (in the white pipe), takes a u-turn path in the tank, and exits the silver pipe.