A variant of the Pressure Dose system, the At-Grade Bed is a system where the disposal field is constructed above the ground surface. In this configuration, sewage flows from the dwelling into a septic tank. After primary treatment in the tank, the wastewater flows into a dosing chamber that is equipped with a pump, filter screen and float control switches. The wastewater is dosed to the disposal field, which consists of one, or more, gravel beds. At-Grade beds are designed to maximize the separation between the wastewater and a limiting horizon, such as groundwater or rock.
Maintenance operations for an at-grade pressure dose system consists of regularly pumping the septic tank (we recommend once every 3-4 years) maintaining the electro-mechanical components and caring for the soil cover over the disposal field to prevent surface water (stormwater) from traversing and/or ponding on top of the system. Maintenance is important to prolonging the life of the system and should be done on a regular basis by a certified professional. We offer recommendations for local professionals that can help keep your system in tip-top shape.