Municipality FAQs

  • Are there any concerns regarding discharge of the microbiology?

    Absolutely not.
    From the perspective of environmental regulators, it is up to the municipality to report discharge. They are primarily concerned with things like E-coli, Fecal Coliforms, and chemicals. Therefore, the municipality would not have to change anything about their reporting.
    In fact, our service will eliminate contaminants like E-Coli and Coliforms with ease. So, if anything, we will help with their discharge permits.
    Sometimes, a ‘stamp of approval’ is required by the state to use the technology, but this is as per the technology and not on a case-by-case basis per municipality. So far, no permits have been required for municipal wastewater treatment applications.

  • One of the biggest problems is inflow and infiltration (I&I) – There can be drastic swings in flows because of I&I, and regulatory authorities put pressure on us to make sure we have this under control – Do you set limits for max doses?

    No, we do not set limits for max doses. You cannot put too much of our microbiology into your system as they self-regulate.

    Our microbes, like all living things, live and die by how much food is available to them. If food is in great supply, our microbes will work fast and multiply; If food is in short supply, they calm down a bit; And when there is no food left, they go cannibalistic and before the colony is all gone, they go into spore state where they are inert and remain until food returns for them to wake up and go back to work.

  • With Activated Sludge Plants - These plants are basically bug farms of their own. They try to recycle microbiology that exists in the plant to encourage organic materials to break down within the process. Will your microbiology interfere in a negative way? If you introduce a lot more microbes, isn’t that going to push your populations higher in your aeration basins, for example?

    In short, our microbes will not interfere and the increase in our populations will not be an issue for your plant. Just the opposite - It will help. A more detailed response:
    The majority of the existing bacteria in your plant are not facultative and current practices promote only aerobic bacteria growth. Yet, the overwhelming majority of indigenous microbes come from the human gut microbiome which are primarily strict anaerobes and do not do very much to actually break down organic matter. In fact, they die in the presence of oxygen from aeration.
    The bacillus soil bacteria that we introduce to the plant are facultative and anaerobic - They survive with or without oxygen. They change the biofilm to be exclusively our microbes that are extremely efficient and break down pretty much anything. And with our system installed they will do this by growing throughout the sewer system too.
    Our microbes will dominate the entire system, drastically lowering the load coming into the plant. We have case studies that we can share with you to show this (Lakeland).
    Think about it like this… Soil bacteria naturally break down all organic material. The indigenous microbiology in an Activated Sludge WWTP is not capable of performing that action, hence the multiple processes to encourage behavior to break down organics. The introduction of these bacillus soil bacteria will vastly help the process and improve the condition of your plant - There is no way for them to get in the way of that.

  • Are you able to reduce phosphorus?

    Yes! We have seen one (a 5-stage Bardenpho plant) get down to almost 0 phosphorus, as well as 0 BOD, 0 TSS, and less than 1 on total nitrogen.

    This plant was producing better quality water than the surface water entering the city’s drinking water system. There were no contaminants like coliforms in it - upstream of disinfection.

  • Will your technology interfere with our Oxidation Ditch?

    Not at all. In fact, it will increase the capacity and lower operating costs. One such process with an aerobic digester operated without aeration and had zero biosolids production for a year.

  • Are your microbes aerobic or anaerobic?

    Our Microbes are facultative which means they work with or without oxygen and have the combined advantage that strict aerobes and anaerobes lack.

  • Can we buy the unit instead of renting it?

    To ensure the best results we require a licensee of EnBiorganic to be responsible for maintaining and servicing the unit. The unit is therefore not for sale, and the results we guarantee are best achieved via a monthly subscription service.

    The monthly fee includes the microbiology and remote monitoring and control.

  • Are we locked into a long-term contract?

    Typically, there is a Services Agreement in place for a minimum of one year to secure pricing and performance objectives. This agreement will have renewable options as well as options for cancelation.

  • You have some pretty big claims here. Is there any way we can see it in action before paying?

    Yes, we offer a Performance Trial for exactly that purpose.

    Give us 30-60 days to demonstrate the results we have been talking about, and we are confident we will impress you. If not, we’ll make adjustments until you’re happy, or if you’re no longer interested, we’ll be on our way.

    The next step before we set up a Performance Trial would be to understand the facility a bit better. We will set up a call to learn about your facility – Gathering data about what systems you have in place, how hard you have them working, what issues you’re having, etc. The data we get from you then will allow us to provide an Economic Impact Report to show the savings and efficiencies our service will provide.

  • I’m concerned adding something new to our treatment process could lead to issues once the microbes get to the WWTP. Is this a valid concern?

    No, our microbes assist in the process of breaking down waste. They are all non-toxic, non- pathogenic, and derived from nature. There are zero safety concerns, and they will only aid your current process.

  • How do I know the results are going to justify the cost?

    Based on the information you provide in the Facility Inquiry Questionnaire we will provide an Economic Impact Report to ensure and guarantee the savings are greater than the monthly subscription cost.

  • What happens when the microbes have consumed all the food source (waste)?

    The microbes will go to inactive, spore state.

  • I have a trickling filter/aerated lagoon/ MBR WWTP. Does your technology work with this plant type?

    Yes, our EBS-Di works with all types of WWTPs.

    In fact, lagoons are somewhat of a specialty of ours. We have an 80-100% sludge reduction guarantee, as well as the complete elimination of odor and improvement of effluent quality. If the lagoon is aerated, we virtually eliminate the aeration expenses, both operational and maintenance.