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Alternative Repair Methods

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    850-487-0864
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    Bureau of Environmental Health, Onsite Programs 

    4052 Bald Cypress Way, Bin A-08 

    Tallahassee, FL 32399-1710 

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An alternative repair method is a way to repair a failing system without drainfield addition or replacement. In addition, the Department has allowed some alternative repair methods to be included in new and modification construction permits, when the applicant requests them. This page refers to the standards for these methods and provides a list of alternative repair methods to which the Department has issued a letter of non-objection.

The Department's acceptance of an alternative repair product or method is not an endorsement or approval with respect to the benefit, effectiveness, or performance of the product or method.

The language regarding alternative repair methods are in Chapter 64E-6.015(3), F.A.C.

Where the absorption surface of the drainfield is within 6 inches of the wet season high water table, an alternative repair method shall not be used, per 64E-6.015(4), F.A.C.

If any chemical compounds other than air will be introduced into the system, such products must be identified on the permit application, and concentration, quantity and method of introduction must be specified. The products must meet the standards of 64E-6.0151, F.A.C.

The following is a list of septic system alternative repair methods that have been evaluated and have received a non-objection letter from the Department.

Product

Method

For use in

Additive Required

Aero-Stream

Air addition

Repair, new, modification

No

Aquaworx Remediator

Air addition and additive

Repair, new, modification

Aquaworx-Remediator Bacterial Catalyst

Clearpod

Air addition

Repair, new, modification

No

Earthbuster

Physical disruption adjacent to and above drainfield

Repair

No

Jaws - a total solution to Drain Field Pollution

Air addition and additive

Repair, new, modification

Pro-pump or other compliant bacterial additive

Pirana (with changes, is now Aquaworx Remediator)

Air addition and additive

Repair

Pirana Blend

RetroFAST

Air addition

Repair, new, modification

No

Septic Doctor

Air addition

Repair, new, modification

No

SludgeHammer

Air addition and additive

Repair, new, modification

SludgeHammer Blend

SoilAir

Air addition

Repair, new, modification

No

Soilshaker (changed owner and name, now Earthbuster)

Physical disruption adjacent to and above drainfield

Repair

No

Terra-Lift

Physical disruption adjacent to and above drainfield

Repair

No

Vacuum Bubble Technology Aerator 100

Air addition

Repair, new, modification

No

White Knight

Air addition and additive

Repair

IOS - 500

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