Clearstream Septic Systems

Clearstream wastewater has been in business for over 30 years. They are the largest
manufacturer in the state of Texas of aerobic septic systems. Do to their early entry into the
wastewater industry, and smart planning by the owner they dominate the landscape with more
systems in the ground than any other aerobic septic system manufacture in the state of Texas.
They have various pre-casting sights throughout the state and a large number of loyal installers.

Clearstream started out as a fiberglass tank manufacture after not liking the quality of the tanks
they were receiving from a different aerobic septic system manufacturer. They still produce
fiberglass systems in large numbers but have moved massively to the concrete all in one system
do to installer demand and profit. It’s cheaper to manufacture concrete systems than fiberglass
ones. They are remarkably fast at moving a system from the truck to in the ground. They have
special trucks with knuckle boom cranes. Theses cranes allow them to get systems in the field
of the most difficult of areas.
Tank manufacturing
CONSTRUCTION
Clearstream Septic Builds treatment systems constructed of "Fiberglass Reinforced Plastic,
and concrete."Fiberglass tanks are made of the best quality fiberglass reinforcement strands
available. They were then tested and certified by an approved laboratory to meet and exceed
the construction requirements of the IAPMO. Also, Clearstream Fiberglass tanks have passed
the test of time. Thousands of Fiberglass tanks have been in the ground for years. Clearstream
Also makes Precast Reinforced Concrete tanks. All tanks must go past strict engineering
standers that various county in the united states requires. Designed differently than other
thanks they are not square but oval this helps reduce the size. A testament to the strength of
the tanks is that they're hoisted with bolts inside them instead of chains like everyone else. All
the internal parts of a Clearstream are no corrosive and made for use in wastewater.
One of the reasons Clearstream entered the business was because they didn’t like the quality of
the tanks they were receiving and decided to make a system of their own. Clearstream tanks
are very durable and very well made there is no doubt about that. Their fiberglass tanks are in
our opinion the same quality and just as good as Consolidated Treatment Systems.
Maintenance of Clearstream

One of the reasons Clearstream entered the business was because they didn’t like the quality of
the tanks they were receiving and decided to make their own system. Clearstream tanks are

very durable and very well made there is no doubt about that. Their fiberglass tanks are in our
opinion the same quality, and just as good as Consolidated Treatment Systems.
Maintenance of Clearstreams

In order for the Clearstream System to function at optimum performance levels, the system
will require periodic service. The recommended service schedule includes:

SERVICE
Repair or replace aerator_______________
Clean filters on aerator_________________
Break up scum in clarifier______________
Pump sludge from aeration tank_________
Pump sludge from trash trap____________
Check aeration diffuser_________________
Check Surge Control Weir______________

FREQUENCY
2 to 10 years
6 months to 2 years
6 months to 2 years
2 to 5 years
2 to 5 years
annually
6 months

For the first two years form the date of purchase, your local installer, from whom you
purchased your Clearstream System, will inspect your system on a routine basis for
operational problems. Service on Clearstream electrical and mechanical components will
be performed at no charge, if such components are found to be defective. After the two
years, a lot of the service items can be done by the home owner. Repairing the septic air
pump, or aerator as some call it is easy to do yourself.

The diffuser also needs to be changed periodically as it becomes clogged and restricts air
flow to the system. This also puts a lot of back pressure on the system. Below is a picture of
the diffuser it is one of the design flaws in our view as it gets clogged very fast. Other
system have diffusers that are more porous and don’t have the same issues as the
Clearstream system and still pass NSF testing. The diffuser shown is .250 microns and a
slight change to .750 micron would probably extend the life of the diffuser to much longer.
One way around this we have found to work quite well is to drill very small holes in the
green part of the diffuser. We have found this an effective way to reduce smell as well even
when a new diffuser is put in the system.

 

Models of Clearstream Systems

The 500N is the most common unit installed on homes. It uses a Hiblow HP-80 painted in cream
color with a Clearstream sticker on it. They have moved over to a Thomas AP-80 model with
Clearsteam stickers on it. All new models will have Thomas AP-80 on them.

MODEL
Model 500N
Model 600N
Model 750N
Model 1000N
Model 1500N

SERVES UP TO
5 Residents A 100 G.P.P.
6 Residents A 100 G.P.P.
7.5 Residents A 100 G.P.P.
10 Residents A 100 G.P.P.
15 Residents A 100 G.P.P.

RATED
500 G.P.D.
600 G.P.D.
750 G.P.D.
1000 G.P.D.
1500 G.P.D.