ONSITE SEWERAGE SYSTEM
Onsite wastewater systems are multi-stage systems that collect, treat, and disperse wastewater generated by a home or a business. The wastewater is treated and discharged to the soil rather than collected and transported to a wastewater treatment plant.
Survey and Soil Test
Prior to moving with a septic design, site and soil evaluation must be performed.
Identifying boundaries for horizontal separation from the system components to such things as property lines, water bodies, drilled wells and breakout points in the topography.
Soil conditions need to be investigated in the potential drain field areas and dispersal zones. Tests pits are excavated to determine and assess the underlying soil types. Proper texturing and sampling techniques are conducted.
Drafting and Design
Once the survey and soil test are performed and evaluated, we design a system that meets or exceeds all health standards and requirements located in an area that works for you and your property.
We put a filing package together containing the design drawings, soil sample results and site evaluation report. We put our stamp on the filing and submit it to the health authority. Once the filing has been accepted and approved by the health authority, the documents are now passed onto the client.
Certification and Sign Off
Prior to certification and sign off, inspection/s are being conducted to make sure that everything is compliant with the design. Once the construction is complete a sign off filing package containing the record drawing, maintenance plan and the Letter of Certification will be submitted to the health authority. Once the filing has been accepted and approved, the sign off documents are forwarded to the client.
Typical Systems that we Design
Type 1 Systems
Systems that are typically using septic tank as the primary treatment of the sewage, this only includes the separation of solids from fat and grease. The effluent that travels to the drain field can be gravity feed or pump.
Type 2 Systems
Systems that introduce further treatment to produce higher quality effluent and can often be discharged into a smaller field. This is especially important for smaller lot sizes or restricting elements such as setbacks