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Collection, Transportation, Disposal, and Land Application of Residential Septage in PA

Collection, Transportation, Disposal, and Land Application of Residential Septage in PA

Approximately 605 million gallons of residential septage (septage) are generated by Pennsylvanians each year. Homes and businesses located in rural areas where no public or community wastewater collection and treatment systems are present must either treat their wastewater using an onlot sewage treatment system or by containing the wastewater in a holding tank. Septage must […]

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PASEO/PSMA Installation Course Checklists

PASEO/PSMA Installation Course Checklists

PASEO (the Pennsylvania Association of Sewage Enforcement Officers) and PSMA have partnered to create an Installation of Onlot Wastewater Treatment Systems training course. The checklists below (in Microsoft Word format) are provided as a resource to those who have completed the training course. Form 1.1 Installation Checklist System Evaluation Form 3.1 Installation Checklist Safety Form […]

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Model Employee Handbook

Model Employee Handbook

PSMA is pleased to provide this model Employee Handbook as a resource to its member companies. It is intended to serve as guidance in creating your own custom Employee Handbook.  PSMA offers it to members in “as-is” condition and strongly recommends you carefully evaluate the appropriateness of each section and provision for your particular business. […]

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Start a Discussion in the Members’ Forum

Start a Discussion in the Members’ Forum

Are you a PMSA member who has a question about conducting an inspection? How to preform a repair or provide maintenance? Seeking more info on a specific wastewater product? Do you need general business advice from other members? Enter our Members’ Forum to ask a question to the membership or help other members by answering […]

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Your Septic System on Drugs – Pharmaceuticals in Wastewater

Your Septic System on Drugs – Pharmaceuticals in Wastewater

2020 PSMA Conference Presentation Occasionally individuals or entities may be critical of your septic system inspection report. You can run into concerns expressed by home buyers, home sellers, home inspectors, real estate agents, P.E.s, SEOs, and even regulatory bodies. Some of the more common criticisms that inspectors hear will be discussed during this session. Together, […]

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Troubleshooting Pumps & Controls

Troubleshooting Pumps & Controls

2020 PSMA Conference Presentation There are many applications for pumps in onsite wastewater treatment system design. This session will cover the basic hydraulic principles that must be used in the selection of pumps and controls. We will cover the fundamental details on the design, the component selection and the configuration of pumping systems that will […]

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Time Dosing and Flow Equalization

Time Dosing and Flow Equalization

2020 PSMA Conference Presentation Most of us were raised to eat three meals per day – breakfast, lunch, and supper. We eat until our appetite is satisfied (then eat a little more), we feel full of a couple of hours, and then we start to desire the next meal. How would our bodies respond if […]

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Managing Nitrogen in Sensitive Areas in PA

Managing Nitrogen in Sensitive Areas in PA

2020 PSMA Conference Presentation When we breathe approximately 78% of the air we inhale is nitrogen gas. With this much nitrogen around us, it is sometimes hard to believe that there is so much concern about nitrogen from onsite wastewater treatment systems. However, the nitrogen that we produce during wastewater treatment is in the form […]

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Identifying & Dealing with Biomats

Identifying & Dealing with Biomats

2020 PSMA Conference Presentation A biomat is a layer of partially decomposed organic waste often found on the bottom and sides of an absorption area’s trenches. This presentation will address issues associated with the development of biomats including how and why they form as well as how to recognize their presence during a septic system […]

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