Technologies Accepted for use in Nassau County’s S.E.P.T.I.C. Program

The Nassau County Conservation District has developed a stringent and tiered Acceptance Process to provide program applicants with a list of proven nitrogen-reducing technologies, as well as help system manufacturers who are looking to submit their technologies for use in Nassau County. The list of Accepted Technologies can be found below, in addition, you can download this list with additional resources for Designers, Installers, and Program Applicants.

 

Accepted Technology Resources (PDF)

How do these Technologies Reduce Nitrogen?

The technologies listed above all utilize biological processes to treat wastewater and remove nitrogen. These systems use various methods to provide aerobic bacteria to convert organic nitrogen to nitrite and nitrate and then use an anaerobic (without oxygen) environment to denitrify by stripping the oxygen molecule off the nitrate nitrogen, resulting in the release of gaseous nitrogen into our atmosphere. The nitrogen cycle is one of Earth’s most important biological processes, second only to photosynthesis. 

Nassau County’s S.E.P.T.I.C. Grant Program - Accepted Technologies

General Use Accepted Technologies

These technologies were accepted due to their General Use Approval status in Suffolk County, NY. 

Fuji System CEN Series

The Fuji Clean system treats wastewater through a process of contact filtration, flow equalization and recirculation, all within one tank consisting of three sequential chambers, “Sedimentation,” “Anaerobic” and “Aerobic.”

 

Influent first enters the Sedimentation Chamber, where sludge settles to the bottom, scum and grease float to the top and the relatively clear liquid in the middle flows through a baffle into the bottom of the 2nd chamber, the Anaerobic Chamber. In the Anaerobic Chamber, plastic media sandwiched in the middle within a horizontal plastic grate provides for up flow physical filtration as well as surface area on which anaerobic microbe colonies live and decompose organic matter and denitrify nitrates. Filtered flow from the upper portion of the Anaerobic Chamber then flows into the 3rd chamber, the oxygen-rich Aerobic Chamber, where two different types of plastic media provide surface area for aerobic microbe digestion activity, additional solids filtration and nitrification of organic nitrogen to nitrate nitrogen. Oxygen is introduced into the sides of this chamber from one linear diaphragm blower. Air from this blower is also used to power a recirculation loop where an airlift pipe pulls mixed liquid from the sloped bottom center of the aeration chamber and recirculates it 24/7, in a controlled manner, back to the sedimentation chamber. Finally, air from this blower powers an effluent airlift line that meters cleaned effluent to a final settling zone before gravity discharge. Airlift pipes and flow-through ports are all positioned for natural flow equalization during processing, thus providing maximum residence time for optimal treatment.

 

Long Island Distributor Information:
Bryan McGowin
Advanced Wastewater Solutions, LLC
PO Box 1622 Southampton, NY 11969
Phone: (631) 259-3353 
www.awsli.com

Info@awsli.com

Hydro-Action AN Series by AK Industries Inc.

The Hydro-Action® system utilizes a suspended growth aeration system. The treatment occurs as wastewater enters the pretreatment tank and flows by gravity into the aeration compartment. Wastewater flows by gravity from the aeration chamber through a hole in the base of the cone-shaped clarifier, where final settling takes place. The hydraulic roll created by the aeration system helps draw settled solids out of the base of the clarifier and back into the aeration chamber. The aerobically charged wastewater is then recirculated back to the pretreatment tank for denitrification. Treated wastewater exits by gravity through a tee structure located in the center of the clarifier, and  treated effluent is then discharged to the leaching structure.

 

Long Island Distributor Information:
Joe Densieski

Wastewater Works Inc.
139 Reeves Avenue, Riverhead, NY 11901 
www.wastewaterworksinc.com
wastewaterworks@gmail.com

Provisionally Accepted Technologies

These technologies were accepted due to their Provisional Approval status in Suffolk County, NY. 

Advantex AX Series by Orenco Systems Inc.

Orenco's Advantex AX System is a prepackaged packed bed media filter consisting of a proprietary textile media,  that reduces BOD and TSS.  The AX unit is housed inside a fiberglass container and installed after a two-compartment tank prior to discharge to a leaching structure. When configured in recirculation mode (mode 3), this system reduces nitrogen by returning the treated nitrified wastewater to the septic tank, where denitrification occurs and nitrate is converted to nitrogen gas.

 

Long Island Distributor Information:
Lee Essay, Nugent & Potter
1557 County Road 39 Southampton, NY 11968 
Lee@nugentpotter.com
www.nugentpotter.com

Jhealey@orenco.com
(631) 283-1103

Hydro-Kinetic by Norweco Inc.

The HydroKinetic system by Norweco uses extended aeration, attached growth, nitrification, and denitrification processes to treat wastewater. It consists of four treatment chambers (pretreatment, anoxic, aeration, and clarification) followed by a Hydro-Kinetic FEU filter containing filter media facilitating additional reduction of BOD and TSS by attached growth, prior to discharge to a leaching structure. The clarification chamber incorporates a flow equalization unit. Aeration is controlled by a factory-programmed timer, and wastewater is recirculated from the clarifier back to the anoxic chamber at factory-set intervals. The system is available with both concrete and HDPE tankage and with the pre-treatment tank either integral to the other three chambers in a four-chambered tank, or as a distinct tank.

 

Long Island Distributor Information:

Norweco of New York

norwecony@gmail.com

(516) 710-7967

SeptiTech STAAR

SeptiTech® STAAR™ (Smart Trickling Anaerobic/Aerobic Recirculation) System treats high organic loads by utilizing biological trickling filter technology. Influent first enters a two-compartment, settling tank to allow separation of solids from liquids. Effluent from the primary settling tank flows through an effluent filter into the treatment tank at the bottom of the trickling filter mixing with the treated wastewater. Wastewater is then pumped up into the trickling filter. The pump simultaneously draws a robust amount of air. The air combines with the uniform spray providing efficient treatment as the water and air combination trickles down through the filter media. Systematically, wastewater is pumped back to the settling tank to remove sludge from the trickling filter. This localizes sludge management into the settling tank. After treatment, a pump will send small, frequent time doses to the leaching system to ensure optimal soil absorption. The SeptiTech® STAAR™ Filter Panel Senses “surge flow” and “low flow” activity; automatically adjusting the discharge rate as needed.

 

Long Island Distributor Information:

John Lindahl

SeptiTech Long Island

27 Service Rd A

Calverton, NY 11933

(631-)284-9893

jlindahl@clearriver.us

https://septitechli.com/

Piloted Technologies:

Technologies with Piloting Acceptance may qualify for funding through the County’s S.E.P.T.I.C. grant program, provided the following:

 

The Manufacturer (or the Design Professional in the case of non-propriety field-built systems) provides a disclosure statement signed by the Property Owner that states the Property Owner understands that the proposed technology has been granted “Piloting Acceptance” in Nassau County, NY and that they are aware that the technology:

  1. has a limited number of installations on Long Island; and
  2. has not demonstrated the capability to achieve average total nitrogen reductions to 19 mg/L or less on Long Island.
  3. Financial Responsibility – The applicable Manufacturer or Design Professional of the proposed Piloting Acceptance technology shall submit a signed statement to the District agreeing to repair, replace, or modify the Piloting Acceptance technology, including to install an IA OWTS with Provisional or General Acceptance, if the District determines that the proposed technology fails to perform as designed. The signed statement must clearly state who is responsible for the cost of repairing, replacing, or modifying the OWTS, and the method for ensuring funds to complete this work - whether through a bond or other form of financial security posted by the Manufacturer or Design Professional that is acceptable to the District.
BioCoir Coconut Fiber Biofilter by Anua

BioCoir is a recirculating biofilter providing stable treatment across a broad range of applications. BioCoir utilizes coir media housed in a preassembled module (mod). Coir are the strong and durable fibers that comprise the thick husk of the coconut fruit. Coconut fiber is a sustainable, upcycled resource. It has been successfully used to treat wastewater for over two decades. Pretreated effluent is sprayed over the media in short, timed intervals. Specially designed helical spray nozzles ensure uniform distribution over the entire surface area of the mod. The effluent moves via gravity downward, where natural microbiological processes occur that provide high level treatment. After passing through the full depth of media, the effluent travels to the bottom of the mod where the flow is split with 80% returning to the primary tank and 20% going forward for final dispersal. The treated effluent meets the requirements of NSF/ANSI Standard 40, Class 1 with nitrogen reduction. The mods are factory assembled and can be configured as a combined treatment and effluent pad dispersal system.

 

Long Island Distributor Information:

Barbara Smith

Government Relations Specialist

T: 281.862.8363

barbara.smith@anuainternational.com