Traditional septic systems are expensive to purchase. They are also more costly to maintain and upkeep because of all the hidden costs. Take this example:
- Septic systems are often made up of moving parts. It’s not about whether your system will fail, but when. These inevitable repairs can cost you both time and money.
- Third-party sampling and inspections are also required for aerobic treatment units. These evaluations, regardless of where you live in Hawaii are often required by the manufacturer and municipalities.
- Maintenance is an expense, whether you hire a professional or spend your time.
These hidden costs can be reduced or eliminated with the right wastewater treatment technology.
Hawaii’s Septic Tank Regulations
The following regulations are in effect for septic tanks in Hawaii:
- Concrete or fiberglass
- Types of preferred types include:
- The OESIS-750 SYSTEM
- The CBT 0.8KF-220 SYSTEM
- International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials Standards
- Approval and installation must be approved by a licensed sewer engineer, and permit through the Department of Health
- If the director approves, waste can be discharged into a soil absorb system, a filter, or subsurface irrigation system.
Another treatment method
- Install a screen at the effluent end to the septic tank
- Septic tanks can be used to reduce water pollution and environmental pollution. Although it may be more expensive, you don’t have to worry about any diseases that can be transmitted from water or swimming.
Hawaii Gets the Septic Solution
The Septic system was first introduced in New England. It is a revolutionary solution and continues to be popular throughout Hawaii.
- Passive filtration is used to treat the wastewater in each unit. There are no moving parts, no electricity, so there is virtually no chance of malfunctions or breakages.
- There are no mechanical parts or dependence on electricity so the only routine maintenance that must be done is to pump the septic tank as often as necessary (generally every 3 to 5 years).
- Standard operation doesn’t require third-party sampling or inspections. It may be possible for you to get training to conduct the inspections yourself if your county has such processes.
EnviroFin, a unique EnviroFin, Septic System, also has environmental benefits. Passive treatment technology means that no chemicals, additives or toxins are ever needed. There are also no performance issues due to power outages or broken parts. The EnviroFin(r), Septic System is easy to install. Because of its compact design, installation is quicker and easier. The system is more beneficial for the environment and groundwater because it disperses and treats highly treated effluent in the same footprint.
Hawaii Makes Affordable Septic Systems Even More Affordable
The EnviroFin(r), Septic System in Hawaii is very affordable. It has no mechanical parts, requires no maintenance, and leaves a smaller footprint. It is possible to lower the initial cost of each unit by using incentives from the Hawaiian government. However, the incentive program has an expiration date in 2020 and a $5 million annual cap. If you want to claim this tax credit, you need to act fast before money and time run out. We offer discounts for veterans of the Armed Forces in addition to these statewide incentives. Act120, for example, provides system owners with a temporary tax credit of up to $10,000 that can be used to pay income taxes on qualifying septic solutions. This initiative is part the larger effort to eliminate all 90,000 state cesspools by 2050. These tax credits are available to homeowners and businesses to finance septic system upgrades and purchases.
Cleaning and maintenance are about removing the sludge on a regular basis.
Maintaining your septic tank requires that it is pumped out every two to three years. This service costs $300-$400. It is possible to keep your septic tank in good condition by using a garden hose. Every 1-3 years, the effluent filter should be cleaned.