Introduction to GeoMat™
The GeoMat™ Leaching System (GeoMat), manufactured by Geomatrix Systems, LLC (Geomatrix) is low profile and designed for maximum treatment and infiltration of wastewater into soil; in certain instances, it is used for subsurface irrigation and nutrient reuse. GeoMat may be utilized with wastewater from a septic tank or pretreatment system (treatment unit). The GeoMat is nominally 1 inch thick and available in widths of 6, 12, or 39 inches. Water flows into the GeoMat through gravity and pressure piping systems. The water is discharged into a highly transmissive core that is covered by a hygroscopic membrane. This combination of the core and membrane draw the water between the application points and uniformly apply the water to the surrounding soil. The soil then draws the water away from the surrounding membrane through capillary action. This results in a much more uniform application of water to the soil and minimizes the point loading associated with other low profile systems. GeoMat can be installed in trench and bed layouts and function with gravity, pump to gravity, and pressure distribution (PD) system configurations.
Geomatrix products are the result of intensive research and development, including in-house and third-party testing. Test reports are available by contacting Geomatrix.