PENNSYLVANIA SEPTAGE MANAGEMENT ASSOCIATION

Welcome!  The Pennsylvania Septage Management Association (PSMA) is a non-profit trade association for onsite wastewater companies.  PSMA’s mission is to protect the Commonwealth’s citizens and our industry through sound management, proper maintenance, and environmentally conscious disposal of wastewater.

Our member companies are involved with all aspect of onsite sewage disposal system (aka septic systems) including individual & community wastewater treatment systems, anaerobic & aerobic treatment tanks, elevated sand mounds, peat filters, drip irrigation systems, at-grade systems, individual residential spray irrigation systems, septic inspections, grease traps, system installations, system maintenance, tank pump-outs, & all related issues.

Propery owners can browse our “Consumer Resource Library” to learn more about their septic system and PSMA.  We have created a video demonstration of the PSMA inspection process you can view.  And, when you are ready to find a local service provide to help you inspect, repair, service, or install your septic system, you can “Locate a Service Provider” in our searchable directory.

Wasetwater professionals who are considering joing PSMA or obtaining the PSMA inspector or pumper certification can learn more about the training opportunities and resources we offer.  And, whey ou are ready you can join the association by completing the online membership application.

Upcoming Events

Exhibit at the 2022 PSMA Conference & Trade Show

2022 PA Decentralized Wastewater Conference & Trade Show This premier statewide event is being held in-person on January 31-February 1, 2022 at a the Red Lion Hotel in Harrisburg, PA with 120+ wastewater professionals.  Promote your company in the exhibit hall...

Capital Gains Pennsylvania – August 2021

Issue 2021.5 August 11, 2021 CAPITAL GAINS is a periodic newsletter on legislation, regulations and topics produced by PA Septage Management Association (PSMA) as a member benefit. Capital Gains newsletter is produced for the express use by Association members and may redistributed with proper credit to PSMA. The editor, Angela Leopold, may be reached at angela@nsallc.com SUMMER LEGISLATIVE UPDATE Even though […]
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PSMA Newsletter – July 2021

View an electronic version of the current PSMA print newsletter from July 2021. Inside this issue: Legislative Update; PSMA Testifies to PA Legislature; Gov Wolf Commits to Phasing Out Gas Tax; Landscaping Over Septic Drain Fields; CDL Updates; Biosolids General...

PSMA Summer/Fall 2021 Training Schedule

PSMA has published it's classroom training schedule for the summer and fall of 2021! Download a PDF of the Registration Brochure or register online! July 13-14, 2021: PSMA 101 Basic Onsite Wastewater System Inspection Certification Course; Clinton, NJ July 21-22,...

Capital Gains Pennsylvania – June 2021

Issue 2021.4 June 16, 2021 CAPITAL GAINS is a periodic newsletter on legislation, regulations and topics produced by PA Septage Management Association (PSMA) as a member benefit. Capital Gains newsletter is produced for the express use by Association members and may redistributed with proper credit to PSMA. The editor, Angela Leopold, may be reached at angela@nsallc.com NEW MEMBERS SWORN IN Swearing […]
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Capital Gains Pennsylvania – May 2021

Issue 2021.3***May 11, 2021 CAPITAL GAINS is a periodic newsletter on legislation, regulations and topics produced by PA Septage Management Association (PSMA) as a member benefit. Capital Gains newsletter is produced for the express use by Association members and may redistributed with proper credit to PSMA. The editor, Angela Leopold, may be reached at angela@nsallc.com […]
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PA DEP FAQs on Act 34 of 2020

PA DEP distributed the following FAQ to the SEO community on May 17, 2021 regarding Act 34 of 2020.  Read the Department’s complete FAQ here. Excerpt:“This Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) document was created to address questions surrounding the implementation of the Pennsylvania Sewage Facilities Act, Act 537 of 1965, (SFA) as amended by Act 34 of […]
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Partner Education Opportunity: PASEO Training Courses

The Pennsylvania Association of Sewage Enforcement Officers (PASEO) has released its 2021 in-person training calendar for the wastewater community. Members of PSMA are are eligible for PASEO's "member discounted rate" when registering.UPCOMING PASEO TRAINING...

Installation of Onsite Wastewater Systems Training Course

July 21-22, 2021; 8:30am-4:30pmDoubletree Hotel, 101 Mall Blvd, Monroeville, PA 15146Hotel Phone: (412) 373-7300; Hotel website August 3-4, 2021; 8:30am-4:30pmHilton Conference Center, 100 Adams Ave, Scranton, PA 18503Hotel Phone: (570) 343-3000; Hotel website...

Legislative Hearing on Act 34 of 2020

A state legislative hearing by the joint Environmental Resources & Energy Committee is planned for 9:00am-11:00am on Tuesday, April 27, 2021 regarding the enactment of Act 34 of 2020 (formerly SB1030) and its implementation by the PA Department of Environmental Protection. Representatives from PSMA will be offering testimony to the legislators along with other wastewater organizations and stakeholder groups. […]
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