The Process

Septic Pumping

Septic pumping entails the removal of domestic human effluence from a septic tank or french drainage system.

The process of cleaning a septic tank is a fairly simple process. A “Honey sucker” truck is equipped with a storage tank, vacuum pump as well as an extraction pipe.

The extraction pipe is lowered into the septic tank, where after sewage is extracted into the storage tank by way of the mechanical vacuum pump.

The raw sewage is then disposed of at designated sewage plants. This method is precise and it has minimal impact on the septic tank and surrounding environment.

Waste Water Pumping

The process of waste water pumping is similar to that of septic pumping with the following differences.

Water is used during the processing of e.g. poultry and meat products. This generates a waste water product that may contain fats, proteins, blood, skin and other chemicals. The waste water is then pre-treated by the poultry and or meat processing facility. This type of waste water can not be disposed of at a normal sewage plant.

Samples of the waste water would first need to be taken at source in order to determine the contents thereof. A water analysis is subsequently conducted at the Rand-Water Laboratory. Based on the outcome of the results, a rate for the disposal of the waste water is determined and a dedicated waste water plant is identified for disposal thereof.

Once this process is completed, the same extraction process by means of the “Honey Sucker” truck is followed. With the necessary permits, the waste water is then disposed of at the designated waste water plant.

The processes discussed above with regard to handling and testing of waste water will be handled by Dungbeetles.