•The ParkUSA® ZooTrooper® is a solids interceptor
specifically designed for animal habitats and animal
shelters, which produce an enormous amount of
water and waste that typically gets flushed down
the drain. The ZooTrooper® is a debris and sediment
interceptor that consists of a multi-compartment basin and unique separation technology.
Efficient drainage and wastewater treatment of drainage is essential. Each habitat is unique and offers a variety of plants and animals that live in the specific environments, not to mention the sanitary conditions needed for the caretakers and patrons.
ZooTroopers® are in use in various applications, from small animal clinics up to elephant and rhinoceros zoo habitats. Other applications include; agriculture barns, show arenas, aquariums, and animal shelters.
A solids interceptor should be installed as determined by the engineer and the the Authority Having Jurisdiction (AHJ). The typical requirements is preventing solids greater than one-half inch (1/2”) in diameter from entering the sanitary sewer system. In some cases, project requirements call for even finer separation.
The ZooTrooper® is compliant with both UPC and IPC plumbing codes.
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- Pre-engineered from 500-15,000 gallons
- Precast concrete, polyethylene, fiberglass
- Custom screen sizes (down to 100 micron)
- Above or below grade installation
- Pedestrian or traffic rated
- Remote maintenance alarm
- Interior liners available
- Meets all building codes
The ZooTrooper® is typically located outside of the building or habitat.
The unit is buried below grade where wastewater plumbing gravity flows
into the interceptor. As the wastewater enters the interceptor’s first
stage, the water velocity is significantly reduced, allowing for separation
and fall-out of the debris into filter baskets. During continuous use,
wastewater percolates through the filter baskets allowing fecal matter to
break down and travel thru the screen in to the second stage of the
interceptor. Debris that will be retained can include large fecal, straw,
vegetation, litter, bones, food, and the occasional chew toy. The filtered
wastewater then exits the outlet to the sanitary sewer.
All animal habitats require a good maintenance plan for a healthy and clean environments. The ZooTrooper® incorporates a filter maintenance alarm used to alert onsite staff of service requirements; typically the need to empty the baskets into solid waste disposal or composting. To ensure maximum performance of each ZooTrooper®, a sample well is recommended downstream of the interceptor. As its name implies, periodic water samples can be drawn and lab tested to determine sediment (TSS) and BOD content.
- Zoos / Animal Habitats
- Good to use in BMPs
- Sediments Retention
The ParkUSA ZooTrooper components include:
- Filter Baskets: Contained in the ZT configuration, the screening baskets
are removable for onsite solid waste disposal of the
collected solid debris. This can be maintained by onsite maintenance personnel. This model is recommended for applications
where there IS onsite maintenance personnel and remote habitats (where vac-trucks are not practical).
- Screen Filter: Contained in the ZTSC configuration, the screening filter
offers enhanced separation for neutral buoyancy particles.
Screens are available down to 100 microns. All debris and sediment reside in the interceptor for period cleaning by a vac-truck
service company. This model is recommended for applications where there is NOT onsite maintenance personnel.
- Control System: Consisting of NEMA 4X panel with service notification
and internal tank sensor for easy use for the end-user.
- Interceptor Basin: The shell of the unit can be constructed from Precast
Concrete, Fiberglass, or Steel. Model names and
configurations vary by material.