• Septic Systems

Huber’s Orchard and Winery

Starlight, Indiana

Huber’s Orchard and Winery is a popular attraction located in Starlight, Indiana that allows visitors to take part in the seasonal harvest. The pressurized septic drain design included a complicated triplex pumping system that required expensive custom controls to dose effluent to three different fields at varying elevations.


When called upon to review a new design for pressurized septic drain fields, experts at Zoeller Pump offered a simpler, more economical alternative. Instead of using three pumps for three fields, an alternating-duplex system was recommended instead. A Zoeller Pump Automatic Multizone Valve was added to the system for even dispersal between the fields. Throttling ball valves were also used to adjust the pressure each field to accommodate varying elevations.


The alternative design achieved the original end goal of evenly dispersing effluent among different fields with a simplified method which saved thousands of dollars in total system cost.

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