®
OWNER’S MANUAL
FOR USE WITH
BIO-MICROBICS, INC.
FAST®
WASTEWATER TREATMENT SYSTEMS
IMPORTANT: We urge you to fully read this manual. The
contents are important to your safety and the operation of the
Bio-Microbics, Inc. wastewater treatment system. Keep this
manual with other important household manuals for future
reference.
FAST System Serial Number:
System Designer Name:
Designer Phone:
Health Official Name:
Health Official Phone:
Manufacturer Name: Bio-Microbics, Inc.
Manufacturer Phone: 1-800-753-FAST (3278)
Installed By:
Installer Phone:
Maintenance Provider Name:
Maintenance Provider Phone:
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Revised March 2007
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NOTES
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Warning Labels ........................................................................... 3-4
Dangers............................................................................................4
Warnings .........................................................................................5
Introduction .....................................................................................5
How FAST® Systems Work ............................................................6
System Components .................................................................... 7-9
Underground Treatment System ...............................................7
Control Panel ........................................................................ 7-8
Identification Plate....................................................................8
Blower Housing .................................................................... 8-9
Introducing Substances into the System.................................... 9-12
Prohibited Substances .............................................................10
Limited-Use Substances .........................................................11
Acceptable Substances............................................................12
System Maintenance and Monitoring...................................... 12-15
The Septic Tank.............................................................................15
Alarm Warning........................................................................ 15-16
Blower Stoppage or Electrical Power Outage ...............................16
Flooding .................................................................................. 16-17
Evaluation of System Performance ...............................................17
Intermittent Use....................................................................... 17-18
Abandonment or Decommissioning ..............................................18
Specifications ................................................................................18
Important Phone Numbers.............................................................18
Warranty........................................................................................19
FAST® Installation Components Diagram .............................. 20-21
Index..............................................................................................22
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INDEX
Abandonment, 18
Acceptable substances, 12
Alarm, 8, 12, 13, 15, 16
Animal fats, 10
Bleach, 11-12
Blower housing, 5, 8, 9, 12, 13, 15,
16
Blower stoppage, 16
Chemicals, 10-11
Control panel, 7-9, 13, 15
Corn cobs, 11
Dangers, 4
Decommissioning, 18
Detergents, 11-13
Disinfectants, 10
Drain cleaners, 10
Electrical power outage, 16
Flooding, 16
Gasoline, 10
Identification plate, 8
Limited-use substances, 9, 11
Melon rinds, 11
Motor oil, 10
Intermittent Use, 17-18
Paint, 10
Paint thinner, 10
Paper products, 10
Pesticides, 10
Phone numbers, 19
Pipes, 4, 5, 7
Plastic, 10
Prohibited substances, 9-10
Pump-out, 6, 7, 9, 11, 15
Septic tank, 5-7, 9, 11, 13, 15, 16
Specifications, 18
System diagram, 6
Toilet paper, 12
Treatment tank, 7, 8, 17
Warning labels, 3-4
Warnings, 5
Warranty, 10, 19
THANK YOU
for choosing a FAST wastewater treatment system
for your wastewater treatment needs. Bio-Microbics cares about your
safety and satisfaction. Please take the time to read the information in
this manual. Safe and proper operation of your FAST system will ensure
long product life.
WARNING LABELS
These warning labels are located on the control panel and blower
housing. You must follow the information on these labels to ensure your
safety.
This unit is to be serviced only by trained and
certified Bio-Microbics technicians.
Located on the Blower Housing
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Bio-Microbics, Inc.
Bio-Microbics, Inc.
Located on the Blower Housing
IMPORTANT INFORMATION
Please read and follow the cautionary notes given below and those found
elsewhere in this manual. If you have questions regarding the safety or
operation of your FAST® Wastewater Treatment System, contact your
authorized Bio-Microbics service technician.
DANGERS
1. Electrical equipment located in flooded areas presents an electrical
hazard. Should the unit become flooded, call your Bio-Microbics
service technician. Do not enter a flooded area. Entering a flooded
area may result in electrical shock causing death or serious bodily
injury.
2. There are buried pipes and electric cables located near this
equipment. Contact your authorized Bio-Microbics service
technician before digging above or near the treatment system. Failure
to do so may result in electrical shock causing death or serious
bodily injury.
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Typical FAST® Installation Components
(Actual installed components subject to design specifications)
WARNINGS
1. DO NOT attempt to service components of the FAST wastewater
treatment system yourself; call your authorized Bio-Microbics
service technician.
2. Only authorized service personnel are to remove caps on pipes or
covers on the septic tank. Removal by unauthorized personnel may
result in death or bodily injury from potentially hazardous gases and
waste matter.
3. DO NOT allow children to play on or around the vents and blower
housing. Such play may result in falls or other accidents causing
serious bodily injury.
4. Ice may form around vents during cold weather. Use caution when
walking in these areas to avoid falling, causing serious bodily injury.
5. Anyone coming in contact with wastewater must remove any
contaminated clothing and thoroughly wash all body areas and
clothing exposed to wastewater with soap and water. Then consult a
physician to minimize the risk of illness.
6. The treatment unit can be damaged by placing heavy items on the
ground above the tank. Vehicles heavier than a lawn tractor should
not be driven in the area surrounding the FAST system to minimize
the risk of damage to the septic tank and associated piping (unless
the septic tank has been specially designed for use under roadways).
7. The area around the blower housing and vents must be clear so air
can enter the housing. Do NOT allow debris or other objects,
including drifting snow or ice, to cover the blower housing or vents.
When mowing, direct debris from the mower away from the blower
housing and vents.
INTRODUCTION
Thank you for choosing a FAST wastewater treatment system for your
home. The system is compatible with garbage disposals (see note on p.
11), dishwashers and other household appliances. The MicroFAST 0.5,
0.75, 0.9 and 1.5 systems have been tested and certified by NSF
International to meet NSF Standard 40, Class 1.
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HOW FAST® TREATMENT SYSTEMS WORK
FAST stands for Fixed Activated Sludge Treatment. In the FAST
wastewater treatment system process, a colony of bacteria, called the
biomass, breaks down biodegradable waste into carbon dioxide and
water. The process occurs continuously as long as the biomass is supplied
food (incoming waste) and oxygen (air) in a suitable environment. Solid
material that the biomass cannot process settles into the septic tank for
normal removal by pump-out.
The heart of the FAST wastewater treatment system is a honeycomb-type
media suspended in the septic tank below ground. The media contains the
biomass. Above ground, an electric blower blows air through an
underground pipe into the media to aerate the wastewater. Aeration
circulates the wastewater, thereby providing both food and oxygen to the
biomass. An outlet pipe directs treated wastewater into the septic tank
drain field.
There are no moving mechanical parts in the FAST wastewater treatment
system other than the blower (however there may be other moving parts
associated with other portions of your treatment system). With proper use
and maintenance, and a healthy environment for the biomass, the FAST
wastewater treatment system will perform safely and reliably.
LIMITED 24-MONTH WARRANTY
Bio-Microbics, Inc. warrants every new Residential FAST® system against
defects in materials and workmanship for a period of two years after installation subject to the following terms and conditions, (Commercial FAST system
for a period of one year after installation or eighteen months from date of shipment, whichever occurs first, subject to the following terms and conditions):
During the warranty period, if any part is defective or fails to perform as specified when operating at design conditions, and if the equipment has been installed and is being operated and maintained in accordance with the written
instructions provided by Bio-Microbics, Inc., Bio-Microbics, Inc. will repair or
replace at its discretion such defective parts free of charge. Defective parts
must be returned by owner to Bio-Microbics, Inc.’s factory postage paid, if so
requested. The cost of labor and all other expenses resulting from replacement
of the defective parts and from installation of parts furnished under this warranty and regular maintenance items such as filters or bulbs shall be borne by
the owner. This warranty does not cover general system misuse, aerator components which have been damaged by flooding or any components that have
been disassembled by unauthorized persons, improperly installed or damaged
due to altered or improper wiring or overload protection. This warranty applies
only to the treatment plant and does not include any of the house wiring,
plumbing, drainage, septic tank or disposal system. Bio-Microbics, Inc. is reserves the right to revise, change or modify the construction and/or design of
the FAST system, or any component part or parts thereof, without incurring any
obligation to make such changes or modifications in present equipment. BioMicrobics, Inc. is not responsible for consequential or incidental damages of
any nature resulting from such things as, but not limited to, defect in design,
material, or workmanship, or delays in delivery, replacements or repairs.
THIS WARRANTY IS IN LIEU OF ALL OTHER WARRANTIES EXPRESS OR IMPLIED. BIO-MICROBICS SPECIFICALLY DISCLAIMS
ANY IMPLIED WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS
FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.
NO REPRESENTATIVE OR PERSON IS AUTHORIZED TO GIVE ANY
OTHER WARRANTY OR TO ASSUME FOR BIO-MICROBICS, INC.,
ANY OTHER LIABILITY IN CONNECTION WITH THE SALE OF ITS
PRODUCTS. Contact your local distributor for parts and service.
System Diagram
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INTERMITTENT USE
SYSTEM COMPONENTS
The FAST wastewater treatment system will function normally even if
wastewater does not enter the system for an extended period of time. The
power to the system should be left on during short periods when there is
no wastewater flow to the system. Suggestions for intermittent use
(Check with local regulations before attempting): If the property is
going to used seasonally and shut down completely for an extended
period of time (i.e. summer use only and then abandoned for the winter),
we suggest that the blower be shut down. The blower should be restarted upon return to the property. Your local service provider may be
contacted to perform these functions (It is also possible to arrange for the
re-starting of the blower a week or two in advance of return through your
local service provider.). If the property will be used on weekends only, it
is best to leave the blower on continuously throughout the season for use
until an extended period of absence is anticipated. (Extended period
being at least 4 weeks or more.) A slight odor may be detected for a
couple of days while the system returns to normal operation.
ABANDONMENT OR DECOMMISSIONING
If you plan to connect your house's sewer system to a municipal sewer
system, or if your FAST wastewater treatment system is no longer
needed, please contact your Bio-Microbics service technician or BioMicrobics, Inc. (913-422-0707). Procedures specified by regulatory
agencies must be followed when the FAST wastewater treatment system
is abandoned or decommissioned.
SPECIFICATIONS
A. Underground Treatment System
The underground treatment tank includes the septic tank (supplied by
others) and the FAST wastewater treatment module. Underground pipes
carry wastewater into and away from the tank. Depending upon local
codes, a pipe or cover may extend upward from the tank. This pipe may
serve as a pump-out pipe to remove solid material from the septic tank.
An observation port may extend from the top of the module. This can
serve as a vent for the module and also used for service.
WARNING: Only authorized service personnel are to
remove caps on pipes or covers on the septic tank. Removal
by unauthorized personnel may result in death or bodily
injury from potentially hazardous gases and waste matter.
WARNING: The treatment unit can be damaged by placing
heavy items on the ground above the tank. Vehicles heavier
than a lawn tractor should not be driven in the area
surrounding the FAST system to minimize the risk of damage
to the septic tank and associated piping (unless the septic tank has been
specially designed for use under roadways).
B. Control Panel
A light on the control panel reports the status of the system's electrical
circuit. If the red light is lit or flashing, there is a problem in the system.
A buzzer also sounds when the red light flashes.
Power Requirements
120 or 220 VAC, 1 Phase, 60Hz., 50Hz.
IMPORTANT PHONE NUMBERS
Space is provided for you on the title page to record important phone
numbers.
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1-800-753-FAST (3278)
FIGURE 1 CONTROL PANEL
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If the alarm should sound, check air intake and vents for obvious signs of
blockage, but do not attempt to remove caps or open the blower housing.
If there are no signs of blockage, check the circuit breaker switch located
in the FAST system control panel. If the switch has tripped, reset the
switch. If the alarm stays on, call your authorized Bio-Microbics service
technician. The horn may be silenced by pushing the silence button on
the control panel.
C. Identification Plate
An identification plate similar to the one shown in figure 1 is located on
the control panel and on the blower housing. Information that identifies
the unit is found on the plate. For future reference, copy the information
on the plate onto page 18. If you contact your authorized Bio-Microbics
service technician or Bio-Microbics, Inc. Customer Service, the service
technician may request information on the identification plate.
V
FAST®
Bio-Microbics, Inc.
8450 Cole Parkway
Shawnee, KS 66227
913-422-0707
SERIAL NO.
MODEL NO.
RATED : ___________GAL. PER DAY, UP TO ___________ PERSONS
CLASSIFICATION: NSF INT’L, STD 40, CLASS 1
FOR SERVICE CALL:
ALARM
SILENCE
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FIGURE 2 IDENTIFICATION PLATE
D. Blower Housing
The blower housing sits above ground and contains the blower and an
electric conduit. Air is drawn into the housing, then directed through an
underground pipe to the aeration system in the treatment tank.
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attempt to restore electrical power to the blower. The service
technician must inspect and evaluate the condition of the FAST unit
before electrical power is restored.
Water covering the septic tank unit can be tolerated if there is no leakage
or backup into the system. Backup is characterized by wastewater
flowing back into the house or slow movement of wastewater in the
drains.
WARNING: Anyone coming in contact with wastewater must
remove any contaminated clothing and thoroughly wash all
exposed body areas with soap and water. Then consult a
physician to minimize the risk of illness.
EVALUATION OF SYSTEM PERFORMANCE
The FAST wastewater treatment system operates automatically. There
are no operating procedures for the user of the FAST wastewater
treatment system to perform. However, as with any home appliance or
machine, simple periodic checks should, and can be made to aid in the
prevention of costly repair problems. Generally, the FAST wastewater
treatment system unit can be checked by sight and by smell.
Odor Evaluation
The FAST wastewater treatment system produces only a “musty” odor.
There should be no septic smell (sulfur or rotten eggs) emanating from
your system. Should there be a sulfurous “septic” smell associated with
the FAST system, contact your Bio-Microbics service technician.
Visual Evaluation
The FAST systen should produce effluent that is virtually as clear as tap
water, however it is NOT fit for consumption. If the system is producing
wastewater that is not clear contact the local Bio-Microbics service
technician.
DANGER: DO NOT attempt to service any components of the
FAST unit yourself; call your Bio-Microbics service
technician. Potentially hazardous gases and waste matter are
contained in the treatment tank and only trained, certified
service technicians are authorized to service your unit. Servicing by
unauthorized personnel may result in death or bodily injury.
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ALARM WARNING
The system is equipped with a red light on the control panel and an alarm
horn. Should the red light illuminate or flash and the horn activate, check
the breaker on the control panel to ensure it is not off. If the breaker is
turned off, attempt to reset it. If the breaker fails to remain reset, call
your Bio-Microbics service technician. The alarm horn may be shut off
by pushing the silence button. Pushing the silence button will not
reactivate the unit, only silence the horn.
BLOWER STOPPAGE OR POWER OUTAGE
The FAST wastewater treatment system requires a supply of oxygen and
food for the biomass. Should the blower stop, air flow through the
aeration pipe will stop, cutting off the supply of oxygen to the biomass.
A prolonged absence of oxygen will seriously affect the condition of the
biomass. When the blower is operating, it will emit a humming sound.
If the blower is not operating, first determine whether an electrical power
outage has occurred in your community.
If your house is without electricity, call the electric utility. If the
electricity is off more than 48 hours, call your Bio-Microbics service
technician as well for treatment system advice.
WARNING: Do NOT allow children to play on or around
the blower housing. Such play may result in falls or other
accidents causing serious bodily injury.
CAUTION: Ice may form around vents during cold
weather. Use caution when walking in these areas to avoid
falling, causing serious bodily injury.
NOTICE: Do not cover the blower housing or vents. When mowing,
direct debris from the mower away from the blower. The area around
the blower housing and vents must be clear so air can enter the
housing and vents. Do NOT allow debris or other objects, including
drifting snow or ice, to cover over housing and vents.
E. NSF STANDARD 40, CLASS 1, CERTIFICATION MARK
The NSF mark shown below is displayed on all NSF Standard 40,
Class 1 certified FAST wastewater treatment systems.
The
MicroFAST 0.5, 0.75, 0.9, and 1.5 system should all have this mark on
the side of the control panel housing. Non NSF certified systems will
not have this mark.
If your house has electricity, but the blower is not operating, follow the
procedure under ALARM WARNING.
FLOODING
Flood water may cover the septic tank unit, the blower housing, or both,
if the FAST system is installed in a low-lying area.
DANGER: Electrical equipment located in flooded areas
presents an electrical hazard. Should the unit become flooded,
call your Bio-Microbics service technician. Stay out of a
flooded area. Failure to do so may result in electrical shock
causing death or serious bodily injury.
SHOULD water cover all, or part, of the blower housing,
IMMEDIATELY disconnect electrical power to the blower at your
house circuit breaker box by switching the circuit breaker to “off”.
Immediately call your Bio-Microbics service technician. Do not
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FIGURE 3 NSF CERTIFICATION MARK
INTRODUCING SUBSTANCES INTO THE SYSTEM
Introducing harmful substances into the system may reduce the
efficiency of the system or stop the treatment process by destroying the
biomass. These substances that reduce the efficiency or stop the
treatment process can be grouped into two groups, prohibited
substances and limited-use substances. While the FAST wastewater
treatment system will process most waste produced by the average
household, the following information will maximize the system’s
efficiency and reduce the time period between septic tank pump-outs.
In general, if a substance is harmful to humans, or is anti-biotic in
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nature, it should not be put into any septic system including FAST. If
you have a question regarding the effect of a particular substance on the
FAST system, call your Bio-Microbics service technician.
NOTICE: Introducing harmful or damaging chemicals into your
FAST system may void the warranty.
A. Prohibited Substances
Prohibited substances are those substances which, when present in even
small amounts, will prevent the FAST system from providing wastewater
treatment. Substances that will not dissolve may clog and possibly
damage the aeration unit. The following is a partial list of prohibited
substances, common sense should be used for other substances not on
this list:
1. Plastic or rubber products
2. Petroleum based products, such as motor oil, paint, paint thinner,
gasoline, and solvents
3. Non-biodegradable products, such as sanitary napkins, wipes,
condoms, diapers and cat litter
4. Toxic substances such as pesticides, strong disinfectants large
amounts of strong caustic drain cleaners, paint or anything else that
would be toxic to humans. This includes quaternary ammonia
compounds (found in some commercial cleaners).
5. Large amounts of paper products, such as paper towels and synthetic
fiber-reinforced products advertised as having "wet strength,"
6. Animal fats, such as bacon grease or lard (normal cleaning of pots
and pans is acceptable).
7. Liquid fabric softeners
8. Water softener waste (from regeneration) without flow equalization
Chemicals
The following chemicals are prohibited substances and should not be
poured into the FAST system tank or leach field:
1.
2.
3.
4.
Herbicides
Pesticides
Paint thinner
Motor oil (including transmission oil and hydraulic fluid)
NOTICE: Contact your Bio-Microbics, Inc. service technician
immediately if a substantial spill occurs in the area of the treatment
system.
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SERVICE AFTER THE FIRST TWO YEARS
An Extended Service Policy is available and may be purchased through
your local Bio-Microbics distributor. The extended service policy should
provide the same service checks as the initial NSF service policy, sludge
accumulation levels in the septic and FAST tanks, and perform any
additional service required by local regulation. Extended service on NSF
certified systems should be performed twice per year.
THE SEPTIC TANK
Periodically, waste will need to be removed from the settling compartment of the septic tank using normal pump-out procedures. BioMicrobics recommends that pump-out occur if sludge is 18 inches deep,
or takes up 75% of the volume of the settling compartment below the
port connecting settling chamber to FAST chamber. All stricter, applicable regulations supercede these operational directions. When pump out of
the settling compartment occurs, the FAST compartment should also
have any sludge removed. Only persons experienced in wastewater
treatment or service are authorized to remove the septic tank cover. If
the drains in your house require an unusual amount of time to drain, the
septic tank may require pumping out.
WARNING: Do NOT attempt to service components of the
FAST wastewater treatment system yourself; call your BioMicrobics service technician. Only authorized service
personnel are to remove caps on pipes or covers on the septic
tank. Removal by unauthorized personnel may result in death or bodily
injury from potentially hazardous gases and waste matter.
WARNING: The treatment unit can be damaged by placing
heavy items on the ground above the tank. Vehicles heavier
than a lawn tractor should not be driven in the area
surrounding the FAST system to minimize the risk of damage
to the septic tank and associated piping (unless the septic tank has been
specially designed for use under roadways).
NOTICE: The area around the blower housing and vents must be
clear so air can enter the housing. Do NOT allow debris or other
objects, including drifting snow or ice, to cover the blower housing or
vents. When mowing, direct debris from the mower away from the
blower housing and vents.
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A. Complete this section ONLY if the FAST® was installed in tank at the jobsite.
Concrete Tank
Fiberglass Tank
Anti-Flotation Installed
H20 Loading Capabilities
Fill Over FAST Lid
Tank Level
Watertight Joints & Piping
B. Tankage
Yes
No
Trash Tank Clean Out Present
FAST Chamber Clean Out Present
Trash Tank Vent
Inspection Port Access to Grade
Service & Access Port
Yes
No
Tank Manufacturer
Tank Model No.
Working Liquid Volume in Trash Collector Chamber
Working Liquid Volume in FAST Treatment Chamber
FAST system installed using which method
Lid Suspension
Leg Support
FAST system installed into tank by whom:
C. Alarm Panel/Piping
Visual Alarm Operating
Audio Alarm Operating
Sensor Switch Installed
Length of Air Supply Line
Diameter of Air Supply Line
D. Air Blower
Filter Element Inside
Blower Hood Installed
Blower Hood Secure
Blower Area Ventilated
Wired for High or Low Voltage
Voltage
Inlet & Outlet Pipe Installed Correctly
Blower Operates Correctly
Blower Area Subject to Flooding
Blower Area Subject to Snow Load
Blower Hood Vents Clear
Single Phase or Three Phase
50 hz or 60 hz
B. Limited-use Substances
Limited-use substances in large concentration will reduce or stop the
treatment process. These same substances in smaller concentrations will
have no harmful effect on the treatment process (in general, a small
concentration is defined as being a dosage amount that the substance’s
manufacturer recommendeds). You may use the following substances
without harming your FAST system if you use the substance according
to the manufacturer’s directions, use the substances sparingly, and do not
introduce concentrated doses into the system.
1. Laundry bleach
2. Detergents with bleach
3. Household cleaners containing sodium bactericides such as:
Pine oil (disinfectant used in general purpose liquid cleaners),
N-alkyl dichlorobenzyl ammonium chloride (disinfectant used in
detergents and spray cleaners),
Sodium hydroxide (lye-chemical used in drain openers and
cleaners),
Sodium dichlor-s-triazinetrione (powdered bleach used in
scouring powders and automatic dishwasher detergents),
Ortho-phenylphenol (bactericide used in tub and toilet bowl
cleaners).
Food Waste
Some food waste, whether or not it is run through a garbage disposal,
will not be treated by the FAST system, but will remain in solid form and
fall to the bottom of the septic tank. Large quantities of organic material
introduced into the FAST system from the garbage grinder may
organically overload the FAST system and cause more frequent pumpout of the septic tank. Therefore, you should consider not disposing of
these food items:
E. Treatment Unit
Air Lift Operates Correctly
Module Insert Stable
4” Outlet Pipe Place
Length of Vent Line
Remote or Inspection Port Vent
Module Sealed & Bolted to Tank
Air Line Connection Glued to Airlift
Size of Vent Line Pipe
F. Other
Manuals Onsite for Owner
Warranty to Owner
NSF Inspection Service Given to Owner
After NSF Service Contract to Owner
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1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
Animal bones
Melon rinds
Corn cobs
Pits and seeds
Eggshells
Any other non-edible waste
C. Acceptable Substances
Substances that are considered to be typical domestic wastewater are
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human waste, bath and dish water, edible food waste, and coffee and tea
grounds.
The following substances may be used regularly without harming your
FAST wastewater treatment system:
1.
2.
3.
4.
Laundry detergents without bleach
Dishwashing detergents without bleach
Toilet paper
Household cleaners containing sodium bicarbonate, sodium carbonate
and sodium borate.
NOTICE: Sodium borate is found in some household cleaners. It will not
harm the FAST wastewater treatment system, but its use may be restricted
by local wastewater codes. Check with the appropriate authority before
using products containing sodium borate.
NOTICE: IMMEDIATELY fix all leaky fixtures. Even the smallest
leak will greatly increase the hydraulic load on the FAST unit and may
prevent it from fully treating the waste. Excess flow may also cause
eventual failure of a drainfield system.
SYSTEM MAINTENANCE AND MONITORING
The FAST wastewater treatment system operates automatically and
continuously. The maintenance procedures for the user of the FAST
wastewater treatment system include keeping the vents and the blower
housing clear of debris. The homeowner should monitor the status of the
system (alarm indicator light as shown in Figure 2), substances
introduced into the system, and the frequency of required pumpout as
determined by the service provider.
IF WASTEWATER BACKUP OCCURS, do not add water; turn off
any taps or appliances, such as a clothes washer, that direct water into the
wastewater system and contact service technicians immediately.
If the instructions contained in this manual are carefully followed, the
FAST wastewater treatment system can provide years of service. If
problems arise due to chemical spills, power outages or alarms, contact
your Bio-Microbics service technician. This unit is to be serviced only by
trained and certified Bio-Microbics technicians.
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EXCESSIVE FOAMING
Some foaming may occur during the startup of the system. This
foaming is tan in color and is normal due to massive growth of the
bacterial population in the treatment chamber.
The production of pure white foam after the system has been running for
atleast one week, indicates the excessive use of detergents, or use of
detergents that have a large of amount of sudsing agents (Tide is known
to produce condition).
NSF CERTIFIED SYSTEMS SERVICE POLICY
All NSF Standard 40, Class 1 certified wastewater treatment sytems
(MicroFAST 0.5, 0.75, 0.9, 1.5) have an intitial service agreement for
two years (two calls per year) included with the sytem’s initial purchase
price. To find out who is the NSF initial service provider for your
system, check the labels on the blower housing or control panel.
If there are any deficiencies in the FAST systems operation or
components, the service person will notify the owner in writing and
detail when these deficiencies can be fixed.
If these service calls are not performed on your NSF certified system, or
not all of the items are checked, please call Bio-Microbics toll-free at
800-753-FAST (3278).
For the homeowner, operational procedures for the FAST wastewater
treatment system are minimal. Normal operation of the unit requires
operation of the blower and regular discharge of wastewater to the unit.
Leaves, snow, or other material must not be allowed to block the blower
intake. If the blower should fail, follow the procedure given under
ALARM WARNING.
During service calls, the authorized service person will check the blower
for proper operation and perform preventative maintenance including
cleaning of the blower intake and inspection of control panel light. The
service provider should also measure the solids level in the septic tank
and recommend pumpout when necessary.
When performing an NSF service call, the service provider will run the
checks included on the checklist shown on the next page (a service
provider’s checklist may have a different appearance, but will contain
each of these checks).
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