Case Study

South Kent School

DyMar of Southbury, CT, installs new SSDS to handle the school’s sewage flow needs. They chose to use over 1,100 CULTEC Contactor 100 plastic subsurface leaching chambers. These will be arranged in a side-by-side configuration in 56 rows.

Case Study South Kent School

South Kent School is a college preparatory school for boys in grades nine through 12, nestled in the hills of northwestern Connecticut. The facility houses dormitories, classrooms, a gymnasium, a hockey rink, several athletic fields and a library.

In recent years, the school has seen an expansion of its students and faculty population. This creates a need for the facility to expand as well. In an analysis of the existing subsurface sewage disposal system(SSDS), it was determined that the population currently generates as estimated 15,000 gallons of sewage per day (GPD). The existing system would not be able to handle the projected future flow of 18,300 GPD.

The case study led engineers from DyMar of Southbury, CT to believe that a new SSDS would need to be constructed to handle the school’s sewage flow needs. They chose to use over 1,100 CULTEC Contactor 100 plastic subsurface leaching chambers. Each chamber measures 8″x36″x12.5″ and has an effective leaching area of 5.90 SF/ft. The chambers have repeating support panels to add strength, feature a patented overlapping rib connection and have greater contact with the primary.

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