Global Wastewater Treatment Solutions

SludgeHammer introduces sophisticated microbiology to wastewater engineering. Our focus on the software, the SludgeHammer Blend™ bacterial inoculum, allows simple, elegant hardware designed to be introduced into conventional septic systems, converting them into the most cost-effective and biologically powerful wastewater treatment in the industry.

Why SludgeHammer for your Wastewater Management System

NSF Certified

IAPMO Certified



wastewater treatment solutions from SludgeHammer

Low Maintenance

Non Invasive




Case Studies


Air Pumps Into System

Aerobic Bacteria Generation System

Vigorous Circulation of SludgeHammer Microbes

Disclaimer:  The information presented in this video is for informational and educational use only and is not intended to be used for installation purposes.

The SludgeHammer aerates, circulates and inoculates the entire tank using a fraction of energy (equivalent to 1 lightbulb running). Up to 33,000 gallons per day pass through the 120 square feet of inner condensed plastic matrix core where the colonies of waste-eating microbes attach and thrive. (actual unit size 36” tall 15” wide)

Organic waste passes through the colony of microbes and is rapidly digested to a point of non-existence.


Engineering a Wastewater Solution to Serve 250 Workers

A new Indiana RV factory with serious flow requirements called for Aerobic Bacterial Generators, large tanks and a significant drainfield area

An RV manufacturer needed an approved onsite design before constructing a new factory in Middlebury, Indiana. The architect and engineering firm hired Stuart Meade, owner of Meade Septic Design in nearby Goshen, for the project.

Based on 250 employees, the state Department of Health estimated a design flow of 5,500 gpd. Meade’s challenge was to design a system that maximized the undisturbed 22-acre lot for storing chassis, finished RVs and supplies.

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Michigan’s Dig-It Excavating Lobbies to Get a Lakefront Homeowner off the Holding Tank

Tiny cottage lot with impossible setback issues spurs a training day featuring an aerobic treatment solution

The job site near Paw Paw, Michigan needed a different approach because of its proximity to the lakeshore and to a neighboring property. A SludgeHammer unit combined with Geoflow dripfield solved the problem.

After three months of operation the system was producing effluent with:

  • BOD of 9 mg/L (NSF-40 reduction standard is 25 mg/L or less).  
  • TSS of 26 mg/L (NSF is 30 mg/L or less).
  • Total inorganic nitrogen of 3.04 mg/L (NSF is 30 mg/L or less)

The results were great but not unexpected because other SludgeHammer systems show similar results, Dervin Witmer, owner of Dig-It Excavating, says.

The health department sanitarian was quite right in saying that a lot of contaminants are going into the lake, says Witmer. “If we would encourage alternative technologies like this, that have very clean effluent, you’re only going to come up with cleaner lakes as a result.”

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Wastewater Treatment Applications


All SludgeHammer products that are designed for residential use fit into existing septic systems. Improve the efficiency and quality of your home’s wastewater treatment with SludgeHammer.


SludgeHammer upgrades community septic systems into purpose-designed and built wastewater treatment systems.

Commercial & Industrial

We can retrofit outdated wastewater treatment facilities on land or sea. We also build new, ground-up designs for wastewater management in commercial and industrial settings.


Wineries require specialized wastewater solutions, and the SludgeHammer process combines unique strains of bacteria with water aeration to revolutionize the wastewater treatment.


SludgeHammer’s system effectively breaks down effluent and naturally prepares wastewater for redistribution back into susceptible marine environments.