S.O.S. - Save Our Septic® Wastewater Adventure Series Volume 9: I Feel a Need for Speed, Part 1
The weather was definitely fluky for early February. Normally, it would still be the thick of winter with snowstorms pushing project start dates into mid-April and later. Not this year, however. Unseasonably warm weather had thawed ground in areas of the country that would usually remain frozen for weeks to come. Whether global warming or weather anomaly, it was bringing builders out of their winter hibernation, hungry to get their bulldozers moving soon.
Nothing reflected this activity more than the phones at the Bio-Microbics office headquartered in Shawnee, Kansas, USA. They were ringing nonstop.
“Better Water. Better World. How can I help you?” answered Aerobe, sounding energetic in spite of this being his eighteenth call of the day before noon.
The voice that responded was the exact opposite: short, somewhat depressed, and not just a little annoyed. “Well, I sure hope you can help me. I am being forced by the county to put in an aerobic treatment unit. They gave me a list of approved ATU systems and your MicroFAST® system is on the list. Kinda like the name—MiicroFAST—so can you tell me the advantages of this system and where I can get it?”
“I’ll be glad to help you, but I need a little more information from you, if you don’t mind—“ Aerobe began.
The caller interrupted, “You are NOT going to put me on hold, are you? I hate that!”
Aerobe quickly counters, “No, not at all. I’m here to help. I didn’t catch your name—and can you briefly explain your situation and where the system will be located?”
“Yeah, Redford Kimble, call me Red,” the caller launched into a rapid-fire response. “I’m building a house in the northeast—we are relocating because of my job—and now, come to find out, I have to put in all this fancy treatment stuff because of restrictions on my land.”
Red became more agitated, speaking even faster, “According to the county regulator, we do not have enough land to build a four-bedroom home with just a simple septic system. Said something about how only so much nitrogen can be released in the ground because there’s a drinking water well that needs protecting. Have you ever heard such a thing?”
Red sounded to Aerobe like a pressure valve building up a head of steam, “I know we need to protect the drinking water, but I sure don’t get how SPENDING ALL THIS MONEY CAN MAKE THAT MUCH OF A DIFFERENCE. AND NO TELLING HOW MUCH THIS IS GOING TO SLOW DOWN OUR SCHEDULE. I DON’T HAVE TIME FOR THIS! Um, excuse me a minute. I’ll have a double burger with everything. And a large iced tea. And make it snappy!”
“Sorry,” Red returned to his conversation with Aerobe, “Just grabbing a fast bite in the drive-through lane. So, can you help me?”
Aerobe responded, “I’m sure we can. As you mentioned, the northeast is a very critical area and Bio-Microbics has a good number of systems located there.”
To be continued... (Part 2)
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