Wherever you find people and water, you’ll find wastewater. And where you find wastewater, you’ll find the headaches that go along with maintaining septic systems. The EPA estimates that 95% of all septic system failures are caused by clogging from colonies of bacteria that journey to the disposal field producing soil-clogging slime called biomat. Eliminate this biomat and you extend the life of your system and drastically reduce the need for septic tank pumping or budget-busting septic field replacement-the problem conventional septic systems cause.


All SludgeHammer systems designed for residential use fit into existing septic systems. No new tanks or retrofits are necessary-just a small air pump and the SludgeHammer system to let nature do what it does best.

Septic System and Leach Field Remediation

SludgeHammer systems installed into residences with already clogged traditional septic systems have effectively cleaned up and remediated their old systems. Instead of needing to entirely rebuild a septic system, installing a SludgeHammer unit allows homeowners to revitalize their septic systems at minimal costs.


SludgeHammer has passed the rigorous testing to gain IAPMO certification. This means SludgeHammer technology is proven to restore leach systems clogged by organic biomat at a rate of at least 2.5 times that of aerobic treatment alone. Instead of rebuilding an entire septic system, installing a SludgeHammer unit allows homeowners to rehabilitate their septic systems at minimal costs.

SludgeHammer also meets the NSF/ANSI Standard 40 Class I. This rigorous testing included keeping the system at its maximum standards for six months while also inducing stress from high capacity days such as wash days and power outages. All through these trials SludgeHammer still maintained high levels of wastewater treatment, and proved that it is an excellent and select choice for any home seeking long-term wastewater treatment solutions.

Water Reclamation

SludgeHammer not only clears up and reclaims clogged and inefficient septic systems, it creates reusable water perfect for irrigation. New Mexico’s SludgeHammer distributor, Water Management Associates, is one of the leading proponents of water capture and reuse in the country. Richard Jennings, founder of WMA, has a long history of building systems in New Mexico that allow homeowners to capture much of the rare, precious rainfall for landscape maintenance. When he discovered SludgeHammer technology, he realized he could include wastewater in his water budgets. Linking the two water sources allows homeowners to preserve their drought-threatened landscaping in this water-poor area. This application is possibly the most important contribution SludgeHammer technology can make in our increasingly water-threatened world.