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Alternative Repair Methods

An alternative repair method is a way to repair a failing system without drainfield addition or replacement. In addition, at the applicant's request, the department has allowed some alternative repair methods to be included in new and modification construction permits. 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 section 64E-6.015(3), F.A.C.

Where the absorption surface of the drainfield is within six inches of the wet season high water table, an alternative repair method shall not be used, per section 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 section 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
Florida Alternative Repair Method for Fuji Clean CE and CEN-series wastewater units Supplemental pretreatment air addition prior to a Fuji Clean treatment unit (ATU or PBTS) for high strength wastewater. Repair, new, modification. No
Jaws - a total solution to Drain Field Pollution Air addition and additive Repair, new, modification Pro-pump or other compliant bacterial additive
Lixor Supplemental pretreatment air addition prior to a Bio-Microbics treatment unit (ATU or PBTS) Repair, new, modification No
Pirana Air addition and additive Repair Pirana Blend
Retro-air Air addition Repair, new, modification No
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  

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June 9, 2021 - 9:09am

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