A wastewater pump system that uses a water-based membrane to filter water from a kitchen sewer system has been “definitely” in a “ditch” because of safety concerns, a Maceratorsports.com website said Friday.
The system, designed to clean sewage pipes, has been in use since late 2013, when Maceratesports.org founder and president Scott Wilthen first introduced it to the public in a report he published in the Maceratory.org newsletter in 2013.
Wilthens site was a hotbed of debate when he said it would be “dangerous” to use a system that was so dangerous, Wilthern said.
He also said it was a “fraudulent” scheme that would cause the public to be exposed to potentially deadly pathogens.
Wilsons findings drew widespread criticism, with several media outlets and health officials calling for Wilthn’s resignation and his company to take down the product.
The Maceratrix system was designed to filter the wastewater from a single sink.
But the water was eventually mixed with the sewage, which caused problems with the system.
The problem is that when the system is fully flushed, it mixes up the sewage into other parts of the system, including a sewer system.
It also mixes up wastewater into storm water that can contaminate drinking water supplies, the company said.
Wilson said he has been inundated with calls from people who have contacted him about the issue.
“I have gotten over 20,000 calls,” he said.
“It is a very serious issue.
We are taking it very seriously.”
Wilthes company has not yet responded to a request for comment.
The company has also faced lawsuits from some customers who claimed they were infected by bacteria from the maceratrices.
“We are not making this product because we are greedy, or for profit,” Wilthnes CEO Dan Wilten said in a statement.
“Our product is designed to protect our customers from exposure to pathogens, and our water filtration system is the only system that removes pathogens that are present in a sewage system.”
Maceratsports.net is a site dedicated to Maceration systems.
The website says the system has an EPA certification, a National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) license and a certificate from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
Wilts website said it is part of the Macermatic company, which also has a “solution to the problem of polluted water.”
Wilts also said Macerationsports.info has received more than 300 requests for help in the past year.
“This is the first time that we have been approached by anyone directly with a concern about the Macarumatic system, and we are extremely grateful for their help,” he wrote.
The company said the macarator is safe to use because it filters wastewater by adding the bacteria, and that the system can be “completely sterilized.”
“This system will not infect anyone with the disease and will not contaminate the water supply,” Wilts wrote.