Icon-Septech Sewerage Treatment Plant Operation & Care

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The following helpful hints will keep your Icon-Septech plant running efficiently and producing clean and crystal clear water for your garden whilst minimising your environmental impact.

Ensure Your Septic Tank is Pumped Out Regularly

Icon-Septech’s Turbojet systems are designed with a separate septic tank at the start of the system.  This tank must be pumped out regularly by a pump-out contractor.  Generally this will be every 3 years or as determined by your service agent if your septic tank is readily accessible.

Use only Biodegradable, Low Phosphorous Detergent Products

Look for gentle biodegradable products and remember to read the label carefully. Many detergents are not readily biodegradable and may inhibit the bacterial action in the treatment plant. To minimise the environmental impact of machine washing, use gentle biodegradable soap products instead of commercial washing powders. 100% pure soap flakes are a great option, and can be easily incorporated into your routine. Simply dissolve the soap flakes in a small amount of very hot water before adding to your wash. Any residual soap residue or scum are a result of hard water, and can be easily rectified by adding a quarter cup of washing soda to the wash cycle.

Use Less Laundry Detergent

Try to avoid using excess detergents and cleaners – instead, give the product a little extra time to work before attacking the problem with a good quality cleaning tool.

Clean your Toilets with Vinegar to Save Money AND the Environment

It’s cheap to buy, is an excellent bowl cleaner, and will not affect the bacterial levels in the treatment plant. For tough stains, leave to soak for ten minutes before scrubbing off.

Bleach and the Wastewater System don’t Mix

If using bleaches (sodium hypochlorite), do not allow contaminated wastewater to enter the treatment system as it may upset the biological balance within the system.  These agents can kill anaerobic and aerobic bacteria in the system which are required to perform the treatment process.

Service your System with an Icon-Septech Service Contract

Regular professional maintenance will take the worry out of scheduling your services. A service contract will ensure that your system is fine-tuned in accordance with the manufacturer’s guidelines and local government guidelines.

Tank-safe Landscaping

Avoid planting larger trees and shrubs or plants with high moisture requirement near your system’s tanks as their root systems could cause damage. In the irrigation area, choose plants with high moisture tolerance and nutrient requirements.

Cover your system with Household Insurance

We recommend that you add the Icon-Septech pumps to your household fusion policy. That way if electricity fluctuations damage your equipment, you may be compensated for any pump damage.

Avoid turning off your control panel or system

Your Icon-Septech system is hardwired into your electricity supply to minimise the risk of accidentally switching the system off. Turning off the power to the system will stop it operating and should be avoided wherever possible. Short interruptions, such as power outages, can be sustained, but temporarily turning off the system to save power should be avoided.

The following items MUST NEVER be placed in your wastewater system:

Your Icon-Septech system is hardwired into your electricity supply to minimise the risk of accidentally switching the system off. Turning off the power to the system will stop it operating and should be avoided wherever possible. Short interruptions, such as power outages, can be sustained, but temporarily turning off the system to save power should be avoided.

 

  • sanitary napkins
  • tampons or their wrappers
  • paper nappies or liners
  • condoms
  • cigarette packets
  • any foreign objects
  • paint
  • bleach (sodium hypochlorite)
  • nappy soaking products

 

These products should be placed in the garbage with your normal refuse or alternatively disposed of.

 

Further information is also available in the Owner’s manual which is available for download from this site.

 

COMMISSIONING

The first thing that must be done to your Turbojet system is to commission it in preparation for use.  The commissioning process begins by sending Icon-Septech the following form.  

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Following receipt of your form we will contact you and will send a service technician.

 

Upon arrival, the service technician will check that your system has been installed correctly.

 

We will then instigate a commissioning sequence on your control panel and check the operation of the system to ensure it is functioning correctly. We will then program settings into your system which are appropriate for the loading that is placed upon it. This will ensure good effluent quality.

OWNERS MANUAL

To ensure familiarity with your system, its features and benefits, we urge you to read the Owner’s Manual prior to commissioning and operation of your system.

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TROUBLESHOOTING

In the unlikely event of a problem with your Icon-Septech system, the intelligent control panel help you easily find the problem, then simply call Icon-Septech and we’ll guide you through to the solution.

 

troubleshooting-alarm

 

In the event of a problem, that requires professional assistance an audible beeping alarm and red flashing lights will be registered. To deactivate the audible alarm, press “S” button or hold the RESET button on a MK 5 control panel.

 

Remember that regular servicing and maintenance will reduce the likelihood of an unforseen problem occurring. An Icon-Septech maintenance contract will not only minimise the inconvenience, but will save you money in the long run.

WARRANTY

All Icon-Septech Products are covered by our comprehensive manufacturer’s warranty and are supplied and manufactured to Australian Standards AS/NZS1546.1 and AS/NZS1546.3.

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The full terms and conditions of the warranty are as follows:

 

Icon-Septech warrants to repair or replace such tanks requiring repair or replacement due to defective manufacture for a period of fifteen years from the date of purchase with the exception of fittings, pumps, irrigation lines and plumbing components for which period shall be 24 months from the date of purchase, it being understood that any failure of the system caused by the customer’s noncompliance with the operating instructions or actual interference with the system or any of its parts will render such warranty null and void. Please note that maintenance does not include the replacement or repair of any mechanical, electrical or civil items outside the one year warranty period. Annual service contracts are available from Icon-Septech at a moderate charge. It is essential that the service contract is renewed as warranty will be null and void if not performed to the manufacturer’s requirements.

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