Clearford Compared to Conventional Options

Description

Conventional System

Small Bore Sewers

Grinder Pump

Septic Tank Effluent Pump

Vacuum Sewer

Gravity Yes Yes No No No
Pressure/Mechanical No No Yes Yes Yes
Energy Requirements Low Lowest High High Highest
Operational Cost Medium Low High High Highest
Maintenance Cost Medium Low High Medium High
System Life 35 years 50 years 10 years 15 years 10 years
Treatment Requirements High Lowest High Medium High
System Cost High Lowest Medium Low High
Phasing Potential No Yes Yes Yes No
System Peak Factor 4.0 + 2.0 N/A N/A N/A
Infiltration ~ 90 lpcd 0 0 0 0
Sealed System Components No Yes Yes Yes Yes
Vacuum Tested &Pre-plumbed tanks No Yes No No No
Flow Chemistry High Lowest High Low High
Solids Conveyed Yes No Yes No Yes
Solids Contained No Yes No Yes No
Maintenance Cycles 2-3 years 20-30 years Annual Annual Annual
Energy Generation Potential No Yes No No No
Carbon Credit No Yes No No No
Plant Impact Highest Low High Low High