An Aerobic System is an
Individual Wastewater System (IWS) that uses Aerobic bacteria to
process domestic sewage. Aerobic bacteria live in nature (streams,
rivers, lakes etc.) consuming waste from aquatic life, people and
other decaying organic matter, keeping the world's waters clean. A
similar process will take place inside your Aerobic System, where
these tiny bugs are given the perfect environment to perform at an
The Aerobic System you purchase from VIP is one of the finest designed
systems on the market and will last for many years without failure,
if serviced regularly by one of our licensed technicians to maintain
proper operation and a high degree of treatment to the wastewater.
When you buy an Aerobic System from VIP your installation and first
two years of maintenance checks are provided free of charge.
Manufactured by Southern Aerobic Systems, this IWS uses a small
remote air compressor and a single tank with two compartments (see
diagram to the left). Wastewater (influent) enters through a 4" inlet pipe into the outer aeration
chamber and is mixed with air bubbles brought in by the aerator,
allowing the sludge to be suspended. This allows microorganisms to
remove soluble contaminates from the wastewater utilizing them as a
source of energy for growth and production of new microorganisms.
The organisms tend to form clumps that physically entrap organic
matter. The organic matter is attacked by millions of enzymes that
easily dissolve the solids to make the organic matter
consumable for millions of aerobic bacteria which ultimately convert
the wastewater to a clear, odorless liquid (effluent). This process
is repeated each time wastewater enters the plant and the clear
water eventually flows into the outlet pipe.
Although most of the sludge gets converted, some of it will
eventually need to be pumped out, depending on the gallon size of
your Aerobic system and how many people are in your home. On average
we recommend that you have your Aerobic system pumped as often as a
Septic system. Please see the
Penn State Chart
to find out when to pump.