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Developing a Septic System Owners Guide

Developing a Septic System Owners Guide

2019 PSMA Conference Presentation The opening keynote address highlights an online vehicle for wastewater professionals to transform rural wastewater management by developing a customizable septic system owners guide. The primary deliverable of the underlying project is a web-interface (H2OandM.com) that allows an individual to produce an expert-driven and locally customized manual (electronic or hard copy) […]

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Defending a Septic Inspection Report

Defending a Septic Inspection Report

2019 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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Compaction: The Enemy of System Longevity

Compaction: The Enemy of System Longevity

2019 PSMA Conference Presentation Humans along with all our activities cause widespread soil compaction. Compaction constrains oxygen (O2) movement in the soil and shifts soil toward anaerobic conditions. Less O2 diffusion into the soil leads to a chemically reducing soil environment. Compaction leads to smaller pore spaces and slower infiltration rates. This presentation will discuss […]

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Challenging Wastewater Streams

Challenging Wastewater Streams

2019 PSMA Conference Presentation More septic systems are being negatively impacted by the use and disposal of varying chemicals, cleaners, medicines and anti-bacterial products. This presentation will cover how to identify this problem and troubleshoot the system. In addition, chemicals of emerging concern that are showing up in our lakes, rivers and streams, groundwater and […]

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Aerobic or Anaerobic – Which One is Better?

Aerobic or Anaerobic – Which One is Better?

2019 PSMA Conference Presentation Within most septic systems, both anaerobic and aerobic processes are used to treat the wastewater. This presentation will describe each oxygen state, discuss where each method is dominate and present a methodology to evaluate systems to determine if both processes are working properly. Download PDF

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Pump Choice and Setting Decisions

Pump Choice and Setting Decisions

2017 PSMA Conference Presentation In this session the we will cover the operation and maintenance of pumps in an Onsite Wastewater Treatment System (OWTS). The discussion will include the purpose of having pumps in an OWTS. How the pump is selected and sized for the specific application. And, the proper operation and maintenance that needs […]

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Nitrogen Treatment

Nitrogen Treatment

2017 PSMA Conference Presentation This session will discuss the importance of understanding the nitrogen cycle as it relates to Onsite Wastewater Treatment Systems. The discussion will include what alternative treatments are available to nitrogen reduction and the necessity for on-going operation and maintenance on these systems to ensure that nitrogen levels are met. Download PDF

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Inspection of Media Filters

Inspection of Media Filters

2017 PSMA Conference Presentation In this session the we will cover the proper inspection of Media Filters. The discussion will include descriptions of the different types of Media available and how they function within the Onsite Wastewater Treatment System. The components of the Media Filters will be explored to gain a full understanding of their […]

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Conventional System O&M

Conventional System O&M

2017 PSMA Conference Presentation In this session the we will cover the importance of conducting Operations and Maintenance on a conventional system. The discussion will include descriptions of the treatment train and all the components of a conventional system and why it is important to maintain even the most basic gravity fed system. The session […]

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Choosing the Right Technology

Choosing the Right Technology

2017 PSMA Conference Presentation In this session the we will cover the many options that are available for the advanced treatment of wastewater and how to choose the appropriate method for the specific site requirements. The discussion will include descriptions of the different types of advanced treatment and media filters available and how they work […]

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