Understanding Drain Field Sizes

A worker smoothing dirt walls for a drain field installation.

Many people think that septic systems are sized based on the size of the home or property. Instead, we measure the number of bedrooms and the number of occupants to estimate the daily wastewater flow. Like the rest of the septic system, a drain field’s size is based on the expected daily wastewater flow. However, […]

Why Do I Need a Filter on My Septic Tank?

Two side by side images of septic filters after a septic installation.

All parts of your septic system serve an essential purpose, with some parts playing multiple roles. But no part is unimportant when it comes to septic system efficiency and environmental health.  It’s important to know how your septic system works. As part of our homeowner’s guide, ACE Septic & Waste is committed to educating Florida […]

What is a Drainfield Made Of?

Organized materials to be used for a drainfield installation

When it comes to septic systems, the drainfield is just as crucial as any other component. At ACE Septic & Waste, we understand the importance of a well-functioning drainfield and want you to know more about your own system, including how to maintain it properly. As part of our continuing education efforts, this article will […]

What to Do When Your High Water Alarm Goes Off

A lift station control panel showing the high water alarm.

At ACE Septic & Waste, we understand that a sounding septic alarm can be, well, alarming. It’s designed to alert you to potential problems like high water levels or pump issues, preventing system overflow and environmental damage. It’s always a good idea to familiarize yourself with the components of your specific septic system to ensure […]

Landscaping Around Your Florida Septic System

A beautifully maintained garden in Florida.

Landscaping around your Florida septic system? Learn the dos and don’ts with our straightforward guide. Discover which plants are safe and how to protect your system with smart, septic-safe landscaping choices. Keep your system healthy and your yard beautiful with these essential tips.

Guide to Lift Station Components

A lift station with an ACE Septic branded sticker on the control panel.

Guide to Lift Station Components At ACE Septic & Waste, we’re renowned among Florida property managers and business owners for our expertise in installing and maintaining commercial and residential lift stations — an essential component in effective wastewater management. We aim to educate our readers and customers on all aspects of septic systems for commercial […]

2023 Florida Lift Station Compliance Summary

In 2023, the Florida legislature updated Florida’s water and sewer systems statutes to ensure the efficiency and safety of municipal sewer systems. This article simplifies and explains these statutes’ aspects, focusing on lift stations and their compliance requirements. Understanding the Statutes Definition and Scope The statutes define “sewer systems” comprehensively, including plants, facilities, or properties […]

How to Determine Flow Rate in Lift Stations

After Total Dynamic Head (TDH), measuring flow rate is the next most important calculation in either commercial or residential lift stations. ACE Septic & Waste, we recognize that calculating the flow rate is pivotal in ensuring your lift station can efficiently handle sewage volumes without compromising performance. This article will cover how the flow rate […]