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STATES
SNAPSHOT:
Meet Minnesotas
Bernie Miller
p. 42
PROMOTING WASTEWATER TREATMENT QUALITY AND PROFESSIONAL EXCELLENCE

www.onsiteinstaller.com

NO MUSS,
NO FUSS
Ken-Way Excavating finds many benefits
to utilizing pipe bursting technology for SYSTEM PROFILE
Iowa onsite system repairs p. 10 Steep Slope Fix
p. 22

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May 2017

STATES
SNAPSHOT:
Meet Minnesotas

No Muss, No Fuss By David Steinkraus


Bernie Miller
p. 42
PROMOTING WASTEWATER TREATMENT QUALITY AND PROFESSIONAL EXCELLENCE

www.onsiteinstaller.com

1720 Maple Lake Dam Rd. PO Box 220


Three Lakes, WI 54562
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Jet Inc. ................................................................................................47 SepticTankParts.com................................................................. 41


Alita Industries, Inc. ....................................................................45
Liberty Pumps ............................................................................... 17
Arcan Enterprises ........................................................................ 51
Ashland Pump ............................................................................... 13
Sim/Tech Filter Inc. ..................................................................... 8
National Precast Concrete Assoc........................................ 9
Bio-Microbics, Inc. .......................................................................20
Simple Solutions Distributing .............................................. 51
Brenlin Company, Inc. ...............................................................43 Netafim USA ...................................................................................39
Cam Spray........................................................................................33
Precast, Inc. SJE-Rhombus ..............................................................................27
Norweco, Inc. .................................................................................25
Crest Precast, Inc.........................................................................35 Snyder Industries......................................................................... 15
Delta Environmental .....................................................................7 Sump Alarm, Inc. .......................................................................... 51
Den Hartog Industries, Inc. ....................................................45 Polylok, Inc. / Zabel ...................................................................52

T&T Tools, Inc. ................................................................................43


Eljen Corporation ......................................................................... 19 Premier Tech Aqua ..................................................................... 31 The Shaddix Company, Inc.................................................... 51
Fatboy Outdoors ..........................................................................49
Presby Environmental..................................................................5
Roth Global Plastics ...................................................................39 TUF-TITE, Inc. ....................................................................................2
Fergus Power Pump, Inc. ...........................................................7
SALCOR, Inc. ................................................................................... 19
Water Cannon, Inc. - MWBE.................................................. 51
Fuji Clean USA ...............................................................................39
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Wieser Concrete ..........................................................................47

Infiltrator Water Technologies, LLC ....................................3 Septic Products, Inc. ..................................................................33


Zabel / Polylok, Inc. ..................................................................52

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EDITORS NOTEBOOK Jim Kneiszel

Meet One of the Gang


Our Snapshot feature will introduce you to
new friends in the wastewater industry

I
m excited to announce the launch of a new feature in Onsite Installer easier to respond to our interview request if you know the questions ahead
this month. Its called States Snapshot, and each month it will allow of time. And heck, we know some of you would like to sit down and write
a wastewater professional from a different region and representing a your answers to these questions at your own pace.
state or provincial trade association to share their story, in their own So we developed a list of questions and topics that we email to the featured
words. Turn inside and youll meet Bernie Miller, a member of the contractors. They can either fill out the answers themselves, like Bernie Miller
Minnesota Onsite Wastewater Association and owner of Millers Sewage did, or they can think about how they would respond to the questions when
Treatment Solutions in Kimball, a small town located northwest of the a writer makes a follow-up call. We work on the provided information or
Twin Cities. conduct the interview, then create a package that includes the Q & A-style
Miller graciously agreed to be our guinea pig for this new type of feature story and a photo of the wastewater professional and his crew.
story, and were indebted to him for the help. In editing the story, I learned We hope to accomplish a few main objectives with the States Snapshot.
a lot about this 23-year veteran of the industry, who is a systems designer, First, we want you to get to know another friend in the industry and learn
advanced system inspector, service provider and maintainer. I think youll about his or her team, hobbies and what they find most important about
enjoy reading about Bernie too, and perhaps see some similarities between their career in wastewater. Also, we want to learn why they belong to a
his business and yours. trade association and what they believe are the most important issues they
The Snapshot is an outgrowth of our State of the States feature that would like to address through their membership. We want them to tell you
started in 2013. At that time, we decided to dedicate a story each month to about the most challenging job theyve had, their favorite piece of equipment
sharing the news from each of the wastewater trade associations in U.S. and to share a helpful nugget of small-business advice.
states and Canadian provinces. It took almost four years, but we finally got We will eventually get around to asking every wastewater trade
around to featuring all of the trade groups as were willing to be interviewed. association to provide a member who we can talk to for the Snapshot
feature. If you read Bernies story and think, Hey, Id like to take a crack
at this, drop me a note and we can talk.
Whats happening to the State of the State feature? We will continue to
We want you to get to know another focus on important issues being addressed by our trade associations as
friend in the industry and learn about his they come up. So the space will be filled each month either with a Snapshot
or her team, hobbies and what they find story or a States story. If your group is working on an important issue and
youd like to share information with the rest of the industry, just let me
most important about their career in know and well get right on it.
wastewater. I invite you to go and learn more about Bernie Miller. Im sure youll
like him.

A few of the groups from our Associations List, which runs every We Lost a Valuable Friend, Communicator
month, failed to respond when we called. If your group wasnt featured Over the years, many of you were called by our longtime Rules & Regs,
over the years, call your association leaders and contact me at editor@ Association News and State of the States writer Doug Day as he gathered
onsiteinstaller.com. We didnt mean to slight your group. We want to give news of the industry. We regret to announce that Doug passed away early
every organization a chance to share information about the good things this year, on Jan. 21, at age 60. A final Safety First story by Doug appears in
theyre doing. this issue.
At any rate, when we got through the first round of State of the States Doug did a great job keeping his finger on the pulse of the onsite
features, we came up with the idea of profiling a member of each industry through his monthly contributions. In addition to monitoring
organization. But were taking a fresh approach to this assignment. We legislation about wastewater issues and interviewing trade association
know everybody in the industry is extremely busy these days, and it can be leaders throughout the U.S. and Canada, Doug also wrote occasional

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contractor profiles and worked on other features for the magazine. His
varied communications background operating his own public relations
agency and working as a veteran radio announcer made him a skilled
reporter of our industrys happenings.
Dougs work went well beyond his writing for Onsite Installer, though.
He was a local politician in his hometown of Two Rivers, Wisconsin, on the
shore of Lake Michigan, serving as both an alderman and city council
president. He was also a busy volunteer for local civic causes, and in his
spare time worked many years as a high school athletics official. On Friday
nights every fall, youd find Doug on a football field refereeing a big game.
Thank you for a job well done, Doug. You will be missed. O

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INSTALLER PROFILE

NO MUSS,
NO FUSS T
he three partners who bought Ken-Way Excavating
were looking for a niche in the onsite installing
market. They found their specialty in pipe
bursting to replace existing septic service lines.
Getting the job done underground saves on fuel
consumption over using traditional excavation, extending the
work season in their frosty territory around Cedar Rapids,
Ken-Way Excavating finds many benefits to utilizing pipe Iowa, and making customers happy by limiting the mess left
bursting technology for Iowa onsite system repairs behind by trench work.
By David Steinkraus | Photos by Mark Hirsch Charlie Fisher, who owns Ken-Way with brothers Dan and
Pat Zamastil, saw the technology as popular in other parts of
the country and wanted to bring its advantages to Iowa.

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Tucker Schroeder, Zach Covington, Derek Vesely
and Mitch Fountain use a GapVax MC1510 Series Com-
bination Jet/Vac Unit in a residential pipe bursting job.

Mitch Fountain uses a Connectra Fusion Technolo-


gies system to join HDPE SDR-17 pipe.

Ken-Way Excavating
Location: Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Owners: Charlie Fisher, Pat and Dan Zamastil
Founded: 1966
Employees: 16
Service area: Eastern Iowa
Services: Site analysis, percolation testing,
excavating, septic replacements,
new septic installations, septic
repairs, hydroexcavation, commercial
development underground utilities,
utility installations in industrial plants
Associations: Iowa Onsite Waste Water Association,
Land Improvement Contractors
Association, National Association of
Sewer Service Companies, International
Pipe Bursting Association

I came home to Iowa from Denver and there were sewer companies
doing it there on a daily basis, he says. Although he had not seen the
technique used for onsite installations, he realized that the pipe between a join HDPE SDR-17 replacement pipes using a system from Connectra
home and a tank was no different than the lateral from a home to a sewer Fusion Technologies.
collection main. And the idea can be extended to include pipes that carry We can burst plastic, cast iron, ductile iron and transite pipe,
water or natural gas. Fisher says.
Two months into the partners ownership of Ken-Way in March 2010 Not every job is perfect for bursting. Replacing pipe of one diameter
they purchased pipe bursting equipment, and it is often employed in the up with new pipe of the same diameter in other words 4-inch with 4-inch
to 30 onsite systems they install annually. The work ranges from simple is typically less challenging. When the replacement is a larger diameter,
gravity systems, perhaps with a sand filter, to those utilizing Ecoflo Biofilters the volume of soil displaced may become an issue, Fisher says.
(Premier Tech Aqua) for more limiting sites. In denser soils there may be a problem bursting a 6-inch clay main to
upsize it to a 10-inch, Fisher says.
Bursting Out Sandy material is easier to displace than glacial tills, but hard-packed
Currently Ken-Way uses pipe bursting equipment from HammerHead sand could also pose a challenge. Problems come from the usual
Trenchless Equipment. For replacing 4-inch pipe they have a PB30. Its a arrangement on job sites where other utilities are often located near
small machine suited for tight spaces. Machines of other sizes handle wastewater pipes. Its those other pipes that may be affected by displaced
larger sewer main work. And although typical demonstrations or online soil. It doesnt always happen, but it is a situation you have to think of and
videos show equipment bursting clay pipe, it can do more. Technicians be prepared for, Fisher says.

May 2017 ONSITE INSTALLER | 11


Kyle Jacobson, Derek Vesely, Mitch Fountain and Zak Frame work at a home in
Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Other preparation is required for bursting. Every line is televised before
Kyle Jacobson carries a 4-inch HammerHead Quick Grip Burst Head attached to and after the job. A pipe with an offset joint or a pipe that is collapsed can
SDR-17 pipe in preparation for drawing it through a damaged pipe. be replaced. A pipe with a long sag or belly is not a candidate for replacement
because the lack of proper bedding will create a belly in the new pipe just as
it did in the old one. After the work is done, Ken-Way televises the line again
to ensure the job has been done properly.

Many Advantages
Where it can be used, bursting is much better than digging a trench,
Fisher says.
Why would you have an open trench 60 feet long when you can have
two pits? You can prep two pits safely, and youre not dragging a trench box
along. For a pipe replacement, bursting takes about the same amount of
time but it is much less dangerous for the men. Buying bursting equipment
increases your costs, but that is offset by the reduced risk and by fuel cost
because you dont burn as much as you do when digging, he says.
Customers are happier, too, because their property damage is less. In
one situation, there was a run of several hundred feet from a house to its
septic tank. The yard contained several trees, and the owners didnt want
the roots damaged by digging. Pipe bursting did the job and left only a
couple of pits for restoration instead of a long trench.

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Pipe bursting is also good in tight situations where an excavator arm For example, bulldozers are built tough, Fisher says. Maintenance costs are
cannot swing, even a mini-excavator. In one case a home had a large second- minimal, and theyre expensive to buy, so Ken-Way holds on to its dozers as
story deck. Instead of removing the deck, Ken-Way technicians set up the long as possible. Skid-loaders are a different story. Theyre traded out at
pipe bursting gear in the basement and replaced the pipe from there to the 2,500 to 3,000 hours because the companys records show maintenance
septic tank. costs increase dramatically after that point.
Using pipe bursting extends Ken-Ways working year as well because
there is less frozen soil to dig. The companys hydroexcavator helps, too. Taking Care of Business
We had a project on a cold December day last winter. The work site was Dan Zamastil oversees the shop and the companys equipment. If
too tight for an excavator. We brought in the hydroexcavator and hydraulic something breaks, the companys workers know they need to call Dan. Much
shoring. In four hours the crew cut a pit, and we were ready to set the pipe of the maintenance is done in-house, even a job like rebuilding a bulldozer.
bursting equipment, Fisher says. If a transmission goes out in one of the trucks, Dan makes the call to have
Even without the hydroexcavator we work through the winter every an outside shop fix it. His brother Pat runs operations and scheduling. Fisher
year. If its 10 degrees and rising, were going to go out and work. On days handles the administrative work, estimating and looking at contracts.
when the high is in the single digits, we cannot continued >>
justify sending the guys out. In that kind of weather
machines break and nothing goes right. Still, during
the coldest January or February we typically take
only a few days off, he says. Ashland Pump Sewage Line is
We have expanded quite
a bit, but we dont depend THE COMPETITION
only on growth. Our goal is
growth and strength being
stronger within the niches
SW SERIES
1/2 HP up to 5 HP
we have developed so far.
Charlie Fisher

Were Cat Lovers


Except for a Yanmar excavator, all the equipment
that Ken-Way operates is from Caterpillar. Their
largest excavator is a 330F, and the smallest is a
303.5. In addition, the company has six Mack dump
trucks (most carrying Henderson Products dump
bodies) and a hydroexcavator from GapVax on a
Peterbilt chassis.
Choosing Cat was easy, and part of the decision
depended on the local dealer, Fisher says.
When we bought the company, we created
relationships with our equipment suppliers. In the
last six years we made a lot of changes, and our Cat SW300/500 Model
dealer took care of us. Whenever theres a problem
we cant solve, all we have to do is pick up the phone,
and it gets handled, he says.
SWH50/100/150/200 Model
Plus, the resale market for Cat equipment is
always strong, he says.
SWF100/200 Model
Ken-Way rotates equipment based on its records.
Everything about each machine is tracked, whether
its routine maintenance or a major repair. Each
machine carries a number, and the partners can call
up the record of a specific machine and see how P U M P
much money has been spent on it over time.
Given experience with machines and their Honest, Professional, Dependable
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Pat Zamastil, Adam Reed and
Mitch Fountain couple HDPE
SDR-17 pipe to excavate
material for a residential pipe
bursting operation.

DIY TECHNOLOGY FOCUSES


ON THE NECESSITIES
What this does is take a load off everyones shoulders, Fisher says. Charlie Fisher and his partners at Ken-Way Excavating
You dont have one person trying to make decisions on everything. We can like to keep everything in-house for more control and effi-
assign a job to the right person, and we trust one another. We look on one ciency. The same idea is in play when it comes to the com-
another as brothers rather than partners. panys use of technology. There is QuickBooks for general
Building a good company also means building up a good workforce. accounting and tracking costs, but beyond that, Fisher likes
Ken-Way doesnt necessarily look for people with long experience in the to create his own custom templates.
industry. They seek a person who will mesh with the team and is willing to We use a lot of Excel spreadsheets, from estimating
learn, because the right person can be taught the skills he needs to do a job. to a lot of our different forms that weve created in-house,
When we bought the company and began expanding it, we had to Fisher says. When Im creating a daily job sheet for our
guys, I know what I want it to accomplish. They can easily
replace much of the staff and add to it, Fisher says. We now have a great
take it and use it, and I get exactly the information I need.
group of guys. Many of them have been with us for a long time, and we have The same goes for bid proposals. He can open his
every intention of keeping them for a long time. spreadsheet template and modify it as needed, perhaps
Obviously competitive pay is a factor in employee retention, he says. On with a different layout or with items specific to that job.
top of that the company offers a health insurance program, a retirement Technicians use paper copies of spreadsheets and fill
program with company matching, and the potential for annual bonuses. in information by hand, whether its a count of loads hauled
Every year the company conducts performance reviews with each employee. or the amount of material used. Each sheet is coded by job.
Workers are complimented on their improvements, and they have a chance All the job sheets are customized. We have some
to look at where they stand in the company and where they want to go. only for guys driving dump trucks. Others are for guys
Going places can also bring company assistance. If a technician wants doing hydroexcavating, jetting and cleaning. And theres
to become a licensed plumber, Ken-Way will pick up the tuition cost for another set for the technicians installing onsite systems,
Fisher says.
local classes. Were only as good as our team is, so paying tuition is an
At any time, he or his partners can bring up any job on his
investment to us, Fisher says. computer and see all the various costs for it. There are also
Ken-Way is already a recognized brand with a good reputation, Fisher separate codes for each type of service, such as commer-
says. The companys best marketing is its equipment, which is kept clean. cial work or hydroexcavation.
Another factor is the companys relationships with local plumbers. They At any time I can pull a cost report and see how much
refer business, as do Ken-Ways previous customers. were making or losing on septic work specifically. If I want
Education is something Ken-Way also offers. Large real estate companies to go further, I can break it down by job.
in eastern Iowa have invited Ken-Way to give 15-minute presentations for
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May 2017 ONSITE INSTALLER | 15
For a pipe replacement, bursting
takes about the same amount of time
but it is much less dangerous for
the men. Buying bursting equipment
The Ken-Way crew includes, from left, Derek Vesely, Kyle Jacobson, Mitch increases your costs, but that is offset
Fountain and Tucker Schroeder. In the background is a Cat mini-excavator.
by the reduced risk and by fuel cost.
Charlie Fisher
employees. For example, a presentation may cover how septic tanks work or
what real estate brokers should look for in an existing system age, type
of system, pipe materials and so on that may positively or negatively
affect a buyer or seller. We have expanded quite a bit, but we dont depend only on growth.
In 2015, Ken-Way booked a venue and invited representatives of area Our goal is growth and strength being stronger within the niches we
engineering firms and municipalities to learn the basics of pipe bursting. have developed so far, Fisher says. That means emphasizing services such
Aside from their own people, Ken-Way brought in a representative from as hydroexcavation or pipe bursting that most excavation companies dont
HammerHead and from a pipe manufacturer. One of the engineering firms perform for themselves.
in attendance subsequently hired Ken-Way for a large sewer replacement We dont desire to get more dozers and excavators. Right now, if we get
job, but the knowledge passed on at the workshop benefitted more than just a call of a main pipe break, we can
Ken-Way. handle the job with our existing
excavators and camera truck. If we
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The previous owner of Ken-Way was a family friend, and when he was That does not mean thats
where they will grow. Every year is HammerHead
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RULES AND REGS

OSHA Rule Requires Crane Operator


Certification for Concrete Tank Delivery
By David Steinkraus

Beginning Nov. 17, anyone operating a crane delivering concrete septic chief inspector for the board said onsite systems are properly a public
tanks to a job site must be certified to do so under a coming rule from the health issue and are outside the expertise of the boards inspectors.
U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration. In 2014, OSHA Representatives from environmental health divisions across the state
extended the deadline for certification to this year. The rule was originally have been working on a uniform code to make regulations consistent, and
published in 2010, and the agency estimated then that crane operations the Plumbing Boards chief inspector said his organization would support
result in 89 fatalities annually in construction work. that. It is also possible that the board could set standards and then contract
As the rule was being formed by OSHA, the National Precast Concrete with local health inspectors to perform fieldwork.
Association said their members work consists of delivering materials and
suggested truck operators need not go through certification. The rule said Washington state
any crane hoisting and placing items, as opposed to lifting materials and County commissioners in Thurston County, Washington, are rethink-
placing them on the ground, was engaged in construction and should ing a septic inspection fee scheduled to take effect Jan. 1, 2018. The
have a certified operator. county touches the southern end of Puget Sound and includes the state
When it became clear that the certification requirement would remain, capital of Olympia.
NPCA worked to develop a certification program specific for the precast The fee would apply to all properties using onsite systems, including
industry. This certification is for boom trucks of less than 21 tons, which those within cities such as Olympia. The only exception is land in a spe-
is a large fraction of the cranes in use. Certification requires the comple- cial district to protect shellfish that live in the waters of Puget Sound.
tion of three exams. Two are written exams, one on general knowledge Each single-family home would pay $10 while multi-family buildings
and the other specific to the precast industry. There is also a practical would pay $10 per housing unit. The money would be used to pay for staff,
exam that must be taken on a boom truck less than 21 tons and with a monitoring and outreach.
boom of between 31 and 41 feet in length. An election put the fee in doubt. Two recently elected county commis-
sioners campaigned on the promise of repealing the fee. Their predecessors
Florida advocated the fee as a way to protect drinking water quality. Commission-
A bill introduced by Rep. Randy Fine, (R-Palm Bay) in the Florida ers said they want more information about onsite system failures and how
House of Representatives (HB 285), would require the inspection of septic other counties are updating their onsite management plans. Then they will
tanks as part of real estate sales. Fines focus is the Indian River Lagoon, decide whether to make any changes to the septic fee. They asked the county
which last year was shown to be polluted by waste leaking from septic public health staff to assemble that information.
tanks. The number of tanks in the area is unknown, but is estimated in
the hundreds of thousands because five counties surround the water Maryland
body. As Maryland legislators gathered to outline their priorities, environmen-
Under the proposal, taxpayers will not be required to contribute to talists also gathered to ask for the return of a rule governing onsite technol-
this cost, nor does this require property owners to pay for inspections if ogy. Their desire is a bill that would require the best available technology to
they have no plans to sell their homes. Inspections will help to inform reduce water pollution.
buyers about the properties they are looking at, he said. In 2016, Republican Gov. Larry Hogan announced a rule change that
allowed counties to decide whether to require onsite systems with the best
North Dakota available technology on lands outside environmentally critical areas. Criti-
A bill in the North Dakota Legislature would shift responsibility for cal areas include land with 1,000 feet of tidal waters or wetlands along
onsite wastewater system inspections from local health departments to Chesapeake Bay and the Atlantic Ocean.
the state Plumbing Board. The bill authorizes hiring additional inspectors The old rule governed newly installed onsite systems and required tech-
and authorizes fees necessary to recover the cost of inspections. nology that cut nitrogen emissions in half. Opponents of that rule said it is
The change would provide uniform enforcement across the state, but unclear how much nitrogen moves from onsite systems into waterways out-
the state plumbing inspectors are not comfortable with the change. The side those environmentally critical areas. The state construction industry
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also objected. A spokeswoman said property owners outside critical areas
faced a significant cost without clear evidence of a benefit.

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A supervisor in the town of East Hampton, New York, is proposing a
law to require upgraded onsite systems and to offer rebates for people to

SCALE
make the technology switch. The town is on the shore of the Atlantic
Ocean and near the tip of Long Island, and homes there are known for
having cesspools and older onsite technology in an area with sandy soils
and high water tables.
The bill would require all new commercial and residential construction,
and buildings undergoing major renovation, to install onsite systems dis-
charging nitrogen at less than 19 mg/L.
In the most environmentally sensitive areas, those with high ground-
water or proximity to tidal water bodies, qualifying property owners
would be reimbursed for the full cost of replacing a system up to a maxi-
mum of $15,000. Other homeowners replacing systems would receive
$5,000 to $15,000 depending on what system they have now and house-
hold income.
Money for the work would come from the towns Community Preser-
vation Fund. It is funded by a 2 percent tax on real estate transactions,
and up to 20 percent of it can be used annually for water quality improve-
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Saves the Sale
A Type IV advanced treatment design with pressurized at-grade
distribution is the answer after a real estate inspection fail in Minnesota
By Scottie Dayton

F
inding a dry well ended Daren Hofschultes point-of-sale inspection
of a two-bedroom single-family home in Pine Island, Minnesota.
According to state code, dry wells are noncompliant.
System Profile
Hofschulte, owner of Hofschulte Backhoe and Septic in Elgin, Minne- Location: Pine Island, Minnesota
sota, frequently designs mound systems with leaching chambers for such Facility served: Single-family residence
properties, but not this time. The house, set into a hill, was 20 feet from Designer: Chris Priebe, G-Cubed Engineering,
the street. A shared potable well eliminated using the area west of the Chatfield, Minnesota
house, and the hill rose behind it in a 10 percent slope.
Installer: Daren Hofschulte,
That left pretreatment, and only licensed engineers may design Type
Hofschulte Backhoe and Septic,
IV advanced treatment systems, says Hofschulte. For assistance, he
Elgin, Minnesota
turned to Chris Priebe, advanced designer at G-Cubed Engineering in
Chatfield, Minnesota. Site conditions: Silt loam over bedrock; loading
Pretreatment reduces the vertical separation to the seasonal high rate of 0.78 gpd per square foot
water table from 36 inches to 18 inches, but we found bedrock at 12 Type of system: Pretreatment with pressurized
inches, says Priebe. However, adding UV disinfection enabled us to at-grade drainfield
reduce the separation to 12 inches, and design a pressurized Hydraulic capacity: 300 gpd
at-grade system.

22 | ONSITE INSTALLER May 2017


Technician Britt Coulson from Hofschulte Backhoe and Septic rolls geotextile fabric over 36 EZflow by Infiltrator
geosynthetic aggregate modules. (Photos courtesy of Infiltrator Water Technologies)

The Wieser Precast Steps tank holds an H-600A 600 gpd aerobic treatment package from Hoot Aerobic Systems.

Site conditions to the 760-gallon pump chamber.


Soils are 12 to 18 inches of silt loam over limestone bedrock with a The pump cycles six times per day for 7.4 minutes. Each 50-gallon
loading rate of 0.78 gpd per square foot. The lot is 0.8 acres. dose passes through the UV tube, then gains 18 feet in elevation as it trav-
els 95 feet through a 2-inch force main to the drainfield. An additional 66
System components gallons is drainback. Only the 4-inch distribution pipe in the middle hor-
Priebe designed the system to handle 300 gpd. Major components are: izontal triple module configuration receives effluent. Water from the dis-
A four-chamber 2,080-gallon tank from Wieser Precast Steps tribution pipe then flows by gravity through the remaining four rows of
housing a Hoot Systems H-600A 600-gpd aeration unit and bundles in the 32- by 12-foot drainfield.
clarifier
4/10 hp effluent pump, A.Y. McDonald Mfg. Co. Installation
3G ultraviolet disinfection unit, SALCOR Inc. Hofschultes crew installed the tank and drainfield simultaneously.
SJE-Rhombus control panel After the original septic tank was pumped, son Corey Hofschulte and
36 EZflow by Infiltrator Water Technologies geosynthetic aggregate laborer Jeff Rahman crushed and abandoned it with a John Deere 75D
module tracked excavator.
The 14- by 7- by 5-foot ATU tank fit between the property line setbacks
System operation east of the house and parallel to the road. As Hofschulte and Rahman dug
Wastewater flows 20 feet through a 4-inch PVC lateral to the 400-gallon through sand, sandstone and bedrock, the walls caved in. Soon the
pretreatment compartment, then to the 715-gallon aeration chamber. excavator arms 21-foot reach wasnt enough to clean out the sand. Daren
Aeration stones on the bottom of the chamber releases finely diffused Hofschulte called for reinforcements his John Deere 160 LC track
bubbles to keep the bacteria alive and solids in motion. Liquid then rises excavator with 29-foot reach. By the time Rahman cleaned the corners of
up through the 205-gallon clarifier, where solids settle out before flowing the hole, it measured 25 by 18 by 11 feet.

May 2017 ONSITE INSTALLER | 23


Steep slope is evident in the backyard behind a patio
and retaining wall.

Only the 4-inch distribution pipe in the middle


horizontal triple module configuration receives effluent.
Water from the distribution pipe then flows by gravity
through the remaining four rows of EZflow by Infiltrator
bundles in the 32- by 12-foot drainfield.

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We hauled away the rocky material and kept the sandy soil for back- Digging the 3-foot-deep trench
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1200 Flex Ct.
Lake Zurich, IL 60047
888-999-3290 231-582-1020 Fax: 231-582-7324 800-382-7009 847-550-1011 Fax: 847-550-8004
Liberty Pumps Quick4 by Infiltrator sales@gag-simtech.com sales@tuf-tite.com
7000 Apple Tree Ave. 4 Business Park Rd. www.simtechfilter.com www.tuf-tite.com
Bergen, NY 14416 Old Saybrook, CT 06475 Ad on page 8 Ad on page 2
800-543-2550 585-494-1817 Fax: 585-494-1839 800-221-4436 860-577-7000 Fax: 860-577-7001 Simple Solutions Distributing
laurie.pfaff@libertypumps.com info@infiltratorwater.com 6 Jacobs Rd.
www.libertypumps.com www.infiltratorwater.com West Milford, NJ 07480 V
Ad on page 17 866-667-8465 973-846-7817 Fax: 973-858-0219
sales@industrialodorcontrol.com
R www.IndustrialOdorControl.com Vertiflo Pump Company
N Ad on page 51 7807 Redsky Dr.
Cincinnati, OH 45249
Rissy Plastics, LLC 513-530-0888 Fax: 513-530-0893
National Precast Concrete Assoc. 350 Cedar Ln. sales@vertiflopump.com
1320 City Center Dr., Ste. 200 Torrington, CT 06790 www.vertiflopump.com
Carmel, IN 46032-3816 877-221-4426 860-482-1645
800-366-7731 317-571-9500 Fax: 317-571-0041 tanxrus@gmail.com SJE-Rhombus
npca@precast.org www.flout.net 22650 Cty. Hwy. 6
Detroit Lakes, MN 56501
W
www.precast.org/onsite Roth Global Plastics 888-342-5753 218-847-1317 Fax: 218-847-4617
Ad on page 9 PO Box 245 sje@sjerhombus.com Water Cannon, Inc. - MWBE
Netafim USA Syracuse, NY 13211 www.sjerhombus.com 4300 W Lake Mary Blvd., Units 1010-424
5470 E Home Ave. 866-943-7256 315-475-0100 Fax: 315-475-0200 Ad on page 27 Lake Mary, FL 32746
Fresno, CA 93727 info@roth-usa.com
Snyder Industries 800-333-9274 321-800-5763 Fax: 888-928-9274
888-638-2346 559-453-6800 Fax: 559-453-6803 www.RothMultitank.com
6940 O St., Ste. 100 sales@watercannon.com
mike.stoll@netafimusa.com Ad on page 39 www.watercannon.com/catalogrequest.aspx
www.netafimusa.com Lincoln, NE 68510
888-422-8683 402-467-5221 Fax: 402-465-1220 Ad on page 51
Ad on page 39
Norweco, Inc.
S sales@snydernet.com
www.waterandseptictanks.com
220 Republic St. Ad on page 15
Norwalk, OH 44857
800-667-9326 419-668-4471 Fax: 419-663-5440 Sump Alarm, Inc.
email@norweco.com 10880 Baur Blvd. Weber Industries
www.norweco.com St. Louis, MO 63132 8417 New Hampshire Ave.
314-787-8059 St. Louis, MO 63123
Ad on page 25
customerservice@SumpAlarm.com 314-631-9200 Fax: 314-631-1804
SALCOR, Inc. www.SumpAlarm.com customerservice@webtrol.com
PO Box 1090 Ad on page 51
P Fallbrook, CA 92088
www.webtrol.com
760-731-0745 Fax: 760-731-2405 Wieser Concrete

Polylok, Inc. / Zabel


jscruver@aol.com
Ad on page 19
T W3716 US Hwy. 10
Maiden Rock, WI 54750
3 Fairfield Blvd. 800-325-8456 715-647-2311
Wallingford, CT 06492 www.wieserconcrete.com
800-765-9565 Fax: 203-284-8514 See Water, Inc. Ad on page 47
sales@polylok.com 121 N Dillon St.
www.polylok.com San Jacinto, CA 92583
Ad on page 52 888-733-9283 951-487-8073 Fax: 951-487-0557
sales@seewaterinc.com Z
www.seewaterinc.com
Ad on page 7 T&T Tools, Inc.
PO Box 531
Zoeller Pump Company
Premier Tech Aqua Septic Products, Inc. 3649 Cane Run Rd.
Spring Lake, MI 49456
1, Avenue Premier 1378 Twp. Rd. 743 Louisville, KY 40211
800-521-6893 Fax: 800-521-3260
Riviere-du-Loup, QC G5R 6C1 Ashland, OH 44805 502-778-2731
sales@mightyprobe.com
Canada 419-282-5933 Fax: 419-282-5943 www.zoellerpumps.com
www.mightyprobe.com
800-632-6356 418-867-8883 sales@septicproducts.com Ad on page 43
pta@premiertech.com www.septicproducts.com
www.premiertechaqua.com Ad on page 33 The Shaddix Company, Inc.
Ad on page 31 PO Box 1306
SepticTankParts.com Cullman, AL 35056
PO Box 632 256-737-0051
Presby Environmental Union, MO 63084 dshaddix@shaddix.us
143 Airport Rd. 800-778-1540 636-583-1608 Fax: 636-583-6432 www.shaddix.us
Whitefield, NH 03598 sales@septictankparts.com Ad on page 51
800-473-5298 Fax: 603-837-9864 www.septictankparts.com
info@presbyeco.com Ad on page 41
www.presbyeco.com
Ad on page 5 ServiceCore
405 Urban St., Ste. 120
Lakewood, CO 80228
844-336-0611
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Advanced Treatment Jet Inc.
Cleveland, OH
Fuji Clean USA
Brunswick, ME
Hydro-Action
Plymouth, IN
Units 800-321-6960 440-461-2000 Fax: 440-442-9008
email@jetincorp.com
207-406-2927 Fax: 888-789-1977
info@fujicleanusa.com
800-370-3749 574-936-2542
pete@hydro-action.com
www.jetincorp.com www.fujicleanusa.com www.hydro-action.com
AERO-TECH Ad on page 47 Ad on page 39
Plymouth, IN Norweco, Inc.
574-935-0908 Fax: 574-935-0910 Hoot Systems, LLC
Lake Charles, LA Norwalk, OH
www.aerotech-atu.com 800-667-9326 419-668-4471 Fax: 419-663-5440
888-878-4668 337-474-2804 Fax: 337-477-7904
Bio-Microbics, Inc. questions@hootsystems.com email@norweco.com
Shawnee, KS www.hootsystems.com www.norweco.com
800-753-3278 913-422-0707 Fax: 913-422-0808 Norweco, Inc. Ad on page 21 Ad on page 25
sales@biomicrobics.com Norwalk, OH
800-667-9326 419-668-4471 Fax: 419-663-5440 Premier Tech Aqua
www.biomicrobics.com
email@norweco.com Riviere-du-Loup, QC
Ad on page 20 Canada
www.norweco.com
Clarus Environmental Ad on page 25 Jet Inc. 800-632-6356 418-867-8883
Louisville, KY Cleveland, OH pta@premiertech.com
502-778-2731 800-321-6960 440-461-2000 Fax: 440-442-9008 www.premiertechaqua.com
www.clarusenvironmental.com Premier Tech Aqua Ad on page 31
Riviere-du-Loup, QC email@jetincorp.com
Delta Environmental Canada www.jetincorp.com
Denham Springs, LA 800-632-6356 418-867-8883 Ad on page 47
800-219-9183 225-665-6162 Fax: 225-665-1422 pta@premiertech.com Norweco, Inc.
brenda.martinez@pentair.com www.premiertechaqua.com Norwalk, OH Presby Environmental
www.deltaenvironmental.com Ad on page 31 800-667-9326 419-668-4471 Fax: 419-663-5440 Whitefield, NH
Ad on page 7 email@norweco.com 800-473-5298 Fax: 603-837-9864
www.norweco.com info@presbyeco.com
Ad on page 25 www.presbyeco.com
Ad on page 5
Presby Environmental SepticTankParts.com
Whitefield, NH Union, MO
Eliminite, Inc.
Belgrade, MT
800-473-5298 Fax: 603-837-9864
info@presbyeco.com
800-778-1540 636-583-1608 Fax: 636-583-6432
sales@septictankparts.com Alarm Systems/
888-406-2289 406-581-1613
info@eliminite.com
www.presbyeco.com
Ad on page 5
www.septictankparts.com
Ad on page 41
Components
www.eliminite.com
Wieser Concrete
Maiden Rock, WI
800-325-8456 715-647-2311
www.wieserconcrete.com Aquaworx by Infiltrator
Fuji Clean USA SALCOR, Inc. Ad on page 47 Old Saybrook, CT
Brunswick, ME Fallbrook, CA 800-221-4436 860-577-7000 Fax: 860-577-7001
207-406-2927 Fax: 888-789-1977
info@fujicleanusa.com
760-731-0745 Fax: 760-731-2405
jscruver@aol.com Aerobic Treatment info@infiltratorwater.com
www.infiltratorwater.com
www.fujicleanusa.com Ad on page 19
Ad on page 39 AERO-TECH Delta Environmental
Denham Springs, LA
Aeration Systems Plymouth, IN
574-935-0908 Fax: 574-935-0910
800-219-9183 225-665-6162 Fax: 225-665-1422
brenda.martinez@pentair.com
www.aerotech-atu.com
www.deltaenvironmental.com
Alita Industries, Inc. Bio-Microbics, Inc. Ad on page 7
Baldwin Park, CA
Shawnee, KS
Hoot Systems, LLC
626-962-2116
800-753-3278 913-422-0707 Fax: 913-422-0808 Polylok, Inc. / Zabel
sales@alita.com Wallingford, CT
Lake Charles, LA sales@biomicrobics.com
www.alita.com 800-765-9565 Fax: 203-284-8514
888-878-4668 337-474-2804 Fax: 337-477-7904 www.biomicrobics.com
Ad on page 45 sales@polylok.com
questions@hootsystems.com Ad on page 20
www.polylok.com
www.hootsystems.com Arcan Enterprises
Ad on page 21 Delta Environmental Ad on page 52
Clarksville, TN
Denham Springs, LA
888-352-7226 Fax: 931-368-1904
800-219-9183 225-665-6162 Fax: 225-665-1422
Hydro-Action arcan@charter.net
brenda.martinez@pentair.com
Plymouth, IN www.arcan.com
www.deltaenvironmental.com See Water, Inc.
800-370-3749 574-936-2542 Ad on page 51 San Jacinto, CA
Ad on page 7
pete@hydro-action.com 888-733-9283 951-487-8073 Fax: 951-487-0557
Delta Environmental
www.hydro-action.com Denham Springs, LA sales@seewaterinc.com
800-219-9183 225-665-6162 Fax: 225-665-1422 www.seewaterinc.com
brenda.martinez@pentair.com Ad on page 7
www.deltaenvironmental.com
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Septic Products, Inc.
Ashland, OH Chemicals - Septic Delta Environmental
Denham Springs, LA
419-282-5933 Fax: 419-282-5943 800-219-9183 225-665-6162 Fax: 225-665-1422
sales@septicproducts.com Arcan Enterprises brenda.martinez@pentair.com
www.septicproducts.com Clarksville, TN www.deltaenvironmental.com SALCOR, Inc.
Ad on page 33 888-352-7226 Fax: 931-368-1904 Ad on page 7 Fallbrook, CA
arcan@charter.net 760-731-0745 Fax: 760-731-2405
SepticTankParts.com jscruver@aol.com
www.arcan.com
Union, MO Ad on page 19
800-778-1540 636-583-1608 Fax: 636-583-6432 Ad on page 51
sales@septictankparts.com Bionetix International
Eliminite, Inc.
www.septictankparts.com
Ad on page 41
Ste-Anne-de-Bellevue, QC
Canada Belgrade, MT Consulting/Engineering
514-457-2914 Fax: 514-457-3589 888-406-2289 406-581-1613
info@bionetix.ca info@eliminite.com Eliminite, Inc.
www.bionetix-international.com www.eliminite.com Belgrade, MT
Simple Solutions Distributing Eljen Corporation 888-406-2289 406-581-1613
SJE-Rhombus West Milford, NJ East Hartford, CT info@eliminite.com
Detroit Lakes, MN 866-667-8465 973-846-7817 Fax: 973-858-0219 800-444-1359 860-610-0426 Fax: 860-610-0427 www.eliminite.com
888-342-5753 218-847-1317 Fax: 218-847-4617 sales@industrialodorcontrol.com info@eljen.com
sje@sjerhombus.com
www.sjerhombus.com
www.IndustrialOdorControl.com
Ad on page 51
www.eljen.com
Ad on page 19
Decorative Landscaping/
Ad on page 27 Rock
Sump Alarm, Inc.
St. Louis, MO
Chemicals - Wastewater
Polylok, Inc. / Zabel
314-787-8059
customerservice@SumpAlarm.com
Treatment Wallingford, CT
800-765-9565 Fax: 203-284-8514
www.SumpAlarm.com Hoot Systems, LLC sales@polylok.com
Ad on page 51 Bionetix International Lake Charles, LA www.polylok.com
Ste-Anne-de-Bellevue, QC
888-878-4668 337-474-2804 Fax: 337-477-7904 Ad on page 52
Canada
Association 514-457-2914 Fax: 514-457-3589
questions@hootsystems.com
info@bionetix.ca
www.bionetix-international.com
www.hootsystems.com
Ad on page 21 Disinfection Equipment/
National Precast Concrete Assoc.
Carmel, IN
Infiltrator Water Technologies, LLC Systems
Old Saybrook, CT
800-366-7731 317-571-9500 Fax: 317-571-0041
800-221-4436 860-577-7000 Fax: 860-577-7001
npca@precast.org
info@infiltratorwater.com Bio-Microbics, Inc.
www.precast.org/onsite Jet Inc. www.infiltratorwater.com Shawnee, KS
Ad on page 9 Cleveland, OH 800-753-3278 913-422-0707 Fax: 913-422-0808
Ad on page 3
800-321-6960 440-461-2000 Fax: 440-442-9008 sales@biomicrobics.com
Bacteria - Septic email@jetincorp.com
www.jetincorp.com
www.biomicrobics.com
Ad on page 20
Ad on page 47
Jet Inc. Delta Environmental
Bionetix International KSB, Inc. Denham Springs, LA
Ste-Anne-de-Bellevue, QC Henrico, VA Cleveland, OH
800-219-9183 225-665-6162 Fax: 225-665-1422
Canada 804-222-1818 Fax: 804-226-6961 800-321-6960 440-461-2000 Fax: 440-442-9008
brenda.martinez@pentair.com
514-457-2914 Fax: 514-457-3589 sales@ksbusa.com email@jetincorp.com
www.deltaenvironmental.com
info@bionetix.ca www.ksbusa.com www.jetincorp.com
Ad on page 7
www.bionetix-international.com Ad on page 47
Norweco, Inc. Premier Tech Aqua
Simple Solutions Distributing Norwalk, OH Norweco, Inc.
Riviere-du-Loup, QC
West Milford, NJ 800-667-9326 419-668-4471 Fax: 419-663-5440 Norwalk, OH
Canada
866-667-8465 973-846-7817 Fax: 973-858-0219 email@norweco.com 800-667-9326 419-668-4471 Fax: 419-663-5440
800-632-6356 418-867-8883
sales@industrialodorcontrol.com www.norweco.com email@norweco.com
pta@premiertech.com
www.IndustrialOdorControl.com Ad on page 25 www.norweco.com
www.premiertechaqua.com
Ad on page 51 Ad on page 25
Ad on page 31

Bacteria - Wastewater Commercial Onsite


Treatment Systems Presby Environmental
Bionetix International Whitefield, NH
Ste-Anne-de-Bellevue, QC Bio-Microbics, Inc. SALCOR, Inc.
800-473-5298 Fax: 603-837-9864
Canada Shawnee, KS Fallbrook, CA
info@presbyeco.com
514-457-2914 Fax: 514-457-3589 800-753-3278 913-422-0707 Fax: 913-422-0808 760-731-0745 Fax: 760-731-2405
www.presbyeco.com
info@bionetix.ca sales@biomicrobics.com jscruver@aol.com
Ad on page 5
www.bionetix-international.com www.biomicrobics.com Ad on page 19
Jet Inc. Ad on page 20
Cleveland, OH Clarus Environmental
800-321-6960 440-461-2000 Fax: 440-442-9008 Louisville, KY
email@jetincorp.com 502-778-2731
www.jetincorp.com www.clarusenvironmental.com
Ad on page 47

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Drainfield Components
Presby Environmental
Whitefield, NH
800-473-5298 Fax: 603-837-9864
info@presbyeco.com
Advanced Drainage Systems, Inc. www.presbyeco.com
Hilliard, OH Ad on page 5
800-821-6710 Fax: 614-658-0204
info@ads-pipe.com
www.ads-pipe.com
Arcan Enterprises
Quick4
Clarksville, TN Quick4 by Infiltrator
888-352-7226 Fax: 931-368-1904 Old Saybrook, CT
arcan@charter.net 800-221-4436 860-577-7000 Fax: 860-577-7001
www.arcan.com info@infiltratorwater.com
Ad on page 51 www.infiltratorwater.com
Rissy Plastics, LLC
Torrington, CT
877-221-4426 860-482-1645
tanxrus@gmail.com
ATL by Infiltrator www.flout.net
Old Saybrook, CT Sim/Tech Filter Inc.
800-221-4436 860-577-7000 Fax: 860-577-7001 Boyne City, MI
info@infiltratorwater.com 888-999-3290 231-582-1020 Fax: 231-582-7324
www.infiltratorwater.com sales@gag-simtech.com
Clarus Environmental www.simtechfilter.com
Louisville, KY Ad on page 8
502-778-2731
www.clarusenvironmental.com
TUF-TITE, Inc.
Lake Zurich, IL
800-382-7009 847-550-1011 Fax: 847-550-8004
sales@tuf-tite.com
www.tuf-tite.com
Ad on page 2
Eljen Corporation
East Hartford, CT
800-444-1359 860-610-0426 Fax: 860-610-0427
Drip Systems
info@eljen.com
www.eljen.com Delta Environmental
Ad on page 19 Denham Springs, LA
800-219-9183 225-665-6162 Fax: 225-665-1422

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brenda.martinez@pentair.com
www.deltaenvironmental.com
Ad on page 7
EZflow by Infiltrator
Old Saybrook, CT Jet Inc.
800-221-4436 860-577-7000 Fax: 860-577-7001 Cleveland, OH
info@infiltratorwater.com 800-321-6960 440-461-2000 Fax: 440-442-9008
www.infiltratorwater.com email@jetincorp.com
www.jetincorp.com
Fergus Power Pump, Inc. Ad on page 47
Fergus Falls, MN
218-736-6772 Fax: 218-736-7115 Netafim USA
jim@ferguspowerpump.com Fresno, CA
www.ferguspowerpump.com 888-638-2346 559-453-6800 Fax: 559-453-6803
Ad on page 7 mike.stoll@netafimusa.com
www.netafimusa.com
Polylok, Inc. / Zabel Ad on page 39
Wallingford, CT
800-765-9565 Fax: 203-284-8514 Norweco, Inc.
sales@polylok.com Norwalk, OH
www.polylok.com 800-667-9326 419-668-4471 Fax: 419-663-5440
Ad on page 52 email@norweco.com
www.norweco.com
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Education Grease Interceptors Jetters - Portable
National Precast Concrete Assoc. Advanced Drainage Systems, Inc.
Carmel, IN Polylok, Inc. / Zabel Hilliard, OH
800-366-7731 317-571-9500 Fax: 317-571-0041 Wallingford, CT 800-821-6710 Fax: 614-658-0204
npca@precast.org 800-765-9565 Fax: 203-284-8514 info@ads-pipe.com
www.precast.org/onsite sales@polylok.com www.ads-pipe.com
Ad on page 9 www.polylok.com
Ad on page 52 Bio-Microbics, Inc.
Shawnee, KS Cam Spray
Engineered Wetlands Premier Tech Aqua
Riviere-du-Loup, QC
800-753-3278 913-422-0707 Fax: 913-422-0808
sales@biomicrobics.com
Iowa Falls, IA
800-648-5011 641-648-5011 Fax: 641-648-5013
Canada www.biomicrobics.com sales@camspray.com
Advanced Drainage Systems, Inc. 800-632-6356 418-867-8883 Ad on page 20 www.camspray.com
Hilliard, OH pta@premiertech.com Ad on page 33
800-821-6710 Fax: 614-658-0204 www.premiertechaqua.com Crest Precast, Inc.
info@ads-pipe.com Ad on page 31 LaCrescent, MN
www.ads-pipe.com 800-658-9045 507-895-2342 Fax: 507-895-2377 Water Cannon, Inc. - MWBE
SepticTankParts.com info@crestprecastconcrete.com Lake Mary, FL
Clarus Environmental Union, MO www.crestprecastconcrete.com 800-333-9274 321-800-5763 Fax: 888-928-9274
Louisville, KY 800-778-1540 636-583-1608 Fax: 636-583-6432 Ad on page 35 sales@watercannon.com
502-778-2731 sales@septictankparts.com www.watercannon.com/catalogrequest.aspx
www.clarusenvironmental.com www.septictankparts.com National Precast Concrete Assoc. Ad on page 51
Ad on page 41 Carmel, IN
Filter Media Sim/Tech Filter Inc.
800-366-7731 317-571-9500 Fax: 317-571-0041
npca@precast.org Jetters - Truck & Trailer
Boyne City, MI www.precast.org/onsite
888-999-3290 231-582-1020 Fax: 231-582-7324 Ad on page 9
Advanced Drainage Systems, Inc.
sales@gag-simtech.com
Hilliard, OH Wieser Concrete
www.simtechfilter.com
800-821-6710 Fax: 614-658-0204 Maiden Rock, WI
info@ads-pipe.com Ad on page 8
800-325-8456 715-647-2311
www.ads-pipe.com Simple Solutions Distributing www.wieserconcrete.com
Clarus Environmental West Milford, NJ Ad on page 47
Louisville, KY 866-667-8465 973-846-7817 Fax: 973-858-0219
sales@industrialodorcontrol.com
502-778-2731
www.clarusenvironmental.com www.IndustrialOdorControl.com Hand Tools Cam Spray
Iowa Falls, IA
Ad on page 51
800-648-5011 641-648-5011 Fax: 641-648-5013
Filters - Onsite/ TUF-TITE, Inc.
Lake Zurich, IL
sales@camspray.com
www.camspray.com
Wastewater 800-382-7009 847-550-1011 Fax: 847-550-8004
sales@tuf-tite.com
Ad on page 33

www.tuf-tite.com Water Cannon, Inc. - MWBE


Bio-Microbics, Inc. Ad on page 2 Lake Mary, FL
Shawnee, KS T&T Tools, Inc. 800-333-9274 321-800-5763 Fax: 888-928-9274
800-753-3278 913-422-0707 Fax: 913-422-0808 Wieser Concrete Spring Lake, MI
Maiden Rock, WI sales@watercannon.com
sales@biomicrobics.com 800-521-6893 Fax: 800-521-3260 www.watercannon.com/catalogrequest.aspx
www.biomicrobics.com 800-325-8456 715-647-2311 sales@mightyprobe.com
www.wieserconcrete.com Ad on page 51
Ad on page 20 www.mightyprobe.com
Ad on page 47 Ad on page 43
Clarus Environmental
Louisville, KY Nitrogen Reduction
502-778-2731 Filters - Recirculating Industrial Wireless Systems
www.clarusenvironmental.com
Eliminite, Inc. Clarus Environmental Controls
Louisville, KY Bio-Microbics, Inc.
Belgrade, MT
Shawnee, KS
888-406-2289 406-581-1613 502-778-2731 Sump Alarm, Inc. 800-753-3278 913-422-0707 Fax: 913-422-0808
info@eliminite.com www.clarusenvironmental.com St. Louis, MO sales@biomicrobics.com
www.eliminite.com 314-787-8059 www.biomicrobics.com
Netafim USA Fleet Management customerservice@SumpAlarm.com
www.SumpAlarm.com
Ad on page 20
Fresno, CA
888-638-2346 559-453-6800 Fax: 559-453-6803
Ad on page 51 Delta Environmental
mike.stoll@netafimusa.com ServiceCore Denham Springs, LA
www.netafimusa.com Lakewood, CO 800-219-9183 225-665-6162 Fax: 225-665-1422
844-336-0611 brenda.martinez@pentair.com
Ad on page 39
www.servicecore.com www.deltaenvironmental.com
Norweco, Inc. Ad on page 7
Norwalk, OH
800-667-9326 419-668-4471 Fax: 419-663-5440 Gravity Dosing Systems
email@norweco.com
www.norweco.com Rissy Plastics, LLC
Ad on page 25 Torrington, CT
877-221-4426 860-482-1645
tanxrus@gmail.com
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Clarksville, TN
888-352-7226 Fax: 931-368-1904
arcan@charter.net
Eliminite, Inc. www.arcan.com
Belgrade, MT Ad on page 51
888-406-2289 406-581-1613
info@eliminite.com Bio-Microbics, Inc.
www.eliminite.com Shawnee, KS Hot and Cold Trailer Models
800-753-3278 913-422-0707 Fax: 913-422-0808 Up to 7000 psi
sales@biomicrobics.com Flows up to 40 gpm
www.biomicrobics.com
Ad on page 20
Powered Reels
Diesel Powered Models
Clarus Environmental
Louisville, KY
Hoot Systems, LLC 502-778-2731
Lake Charles, LA
www.clarusenvironmental.com
888-878-4668 337-474-2804 Fax: 337-477-7904
questions@hootsystems.com Crest Precast, Inc.
www.hootsystems.com LaCrescent, MN Skid and truck mount
Ad on page 21 800-658-9045 507-895-2342 Fax: 507-895-2377 models up to 7000 psi
info@crestprecastconcrete.com
Hydro-Action www.crestprecastconcrete.com
Plymouth, IN Ad on page 35
800-370-3749 574-936-2542
Delta Environmental Portable Hot
pete@hydro-action.com
Denham Springs, LA
www.hydro-action.com 800-219-9183 225-665-6162 Fax: 225-665-1422 and Cold Water
brenda.martinez@pentair.com Diesel Powered Models
Jet Inc. www.deltaenvironmental.com
Cleveland, OH Ad on page 7
800-321-6960 440-461-2000 Fax: 440-442-9008
email@jetincorp.com We will custom build to your specifications
www.jetincorp.com
Ad on page 47
www.camspray.com 800-648-5011
Eliminite, Inc.
Belgrade, MT
888-406-2289 406-581-1613
info@eliminite.com The Most Complete Line of
Norweco, Inc. www.eliminite.com SYSTEM ALARMS
Norwalk, OH
800-667-9326 419-668-4471 Fax: 419-663-5440
FLOAT SWITCHES
email@norweco.com ON-SITE ACCESSORIES
www.norweco.com
Ad on page 25
CONTROL PANELS
Eljen Corporation
East Hartford, CT
Premier Tech Aqua 800-444-1359 860-610-0426 Fax: 860-610-0427
Riviere-du-Loup, QC info@eljen.com
Canada www.eljen.com
800-632-6356 418-867-8883 ay
Call Tod 3
Ad on page 19
pta@premiertech.com
93
419-282-5
www.premiertechaqua.com EZflow by Infiltrator
Ad on page 31 Old Saybrook, CT
800-221-4436 860-577-7000 Fax: 860-577-7001
info@infiltratorwater.com
Onsite Septic Systems www.infiltratorwater.com
Fergus Power Pump, Inc.
Fergus Falls, MN
218-736-6772 Fax: 218-736-7115
jim@ferguspowerpump.com
Advanced Drainage Systems, Inc. www.ferguspowerpump.com
Hilliard, OH Ad on page 7
800-821-6710 Fax: 614-658-0204
info@ads-pipe.com
Hoot Systems, LLC
Lake Charles, LA
www.ads-pipe.com
888-878-4668 337-474-2804 Fax: 337-477-7904
questions@hootsystems.com
www.hootsystems.com
Ad on page 21
Aquaworx by Infiltrator
Old Saybrook, CT
800-221-4436 860-577-7000 Fax: 860-577-7001
info@infiltratorwater.com
www.infiltratorwater.com Email sales@SepticProducts.com Website SepticProducts.com

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Pump Control Panels Pump Parts/Components
Snyder Industries Clarus Environmental Ashland Pump
Louisville, KY Ashland, OH
Lincoln, NE
Infiltrator Water Technologies, LLC 502-778-2731 855-281-6830 Fax: 877-326-1994
888-422-8683 402-467-5221 Fax: 402-465-1220
Old Saybrook, CT www.clarusenvironmental.com www.ashlandpump.com
sales@snydernet.com
800-221-4436 860-577-7000 Fax: 860-577-7001 www.waterandseptictanks.com Ad on page 13
Delta Environmental
info@infiltratorwater.com Ad on page 15 Denham Springs, LA Gorman-Rupp Company
www.infiltratorwater.com 800-219-9183 225-665-6162 Fax: 225-665-1422 Mansfield, OH
Ad on page 3 brenda.martinez@pentair.com 419-755-1011 Fax: 419-755-1251
www.deltaenvironmental.com grsales@gormanrupp.com
National Precast Concrete Assoc.
Ad on page 7 www.GRpumps.com
Carmel, IN Wieser Concrete
800-366-7731 317-571-9500 Fax: 317-571-0041 Maiden Rock, WI Gorman-Rupp Company KSB, Inc.
npca@precast.org 800-325-8456 715-647-2311 Mansfield, OH Henrico, VA
www.precast.org/onsite www.wieserconcrete.com 419-755-1011 Fax: 419-755-1251 804-222-1818 Fax: 804-226-6961
Ad on page 9 Ad on page 47 grsales@gormanrupp.com sales@ksbusa.com
www.GRpumps.com www.ksbusa.com
Norweco, Inc.
Norwalk, OH
800-667-9326 419-668-4471 Fax: 419-663-5440
Peat Systems Liberty Pumps
Bergen, NY
Liberty Pumps
Bergen, NY
email@norweco.com 800-543-2550 585-494-1817 Fax: 585-494-1839 800-543-2550 585-494-1817 Fax: 585-494-1839
www.norweco.com Premier Tech Aqua laurie.pfaff@libertypumps.com laurie.pfaff@libertypumps.com
Ad on page 25 Riviere-du-Loup, QC www.libertypumps.com www.libertypumps.com
Canada Ad on page 17 Ad on page 17
Premier Tech Aqua 800-632-6356 418-867-8883
Riviere-du-Loup, QC pta@premiertech.com SepticTankParts.com
Canada www.premiertechaqua.com Union, MO
800-632-6356 418-867-8883 Ad on page 31 800-778-1540 636-583-1608 Fax: 636-583-6432
pta@premiertech.com See Water, Inc. sales@septictankparts.com
San Jacinto, CA
www.premiertechaqua.com
Ad on page 31 Pipe - Concrete 888-733-9283 951-487-8073 Fax: 951-487-0557
www.septictankparts.com
Ad on page 41
sales@seewaterinc.com
www.seewaterinc.com
National Precast Concrete Assoc. Ad on page 7
Carmel, IN
Presby Environmental 800-366-7731 317-571-9500 Fax: 317-571-0041 Septic Products, Inc.
Whitefield, NH npca@precast.org Ashland, OH SJE-Rhombus
800-473-5298 Fax: 603-837-9864 www.precast.org/onsite 419-282-5933 Fax: 419-282-5943 Detroit Lakes, MN
info@presbyeco.com Ad on page 9 sales@septicproducts.com 888-342-5753 218-847-1317 Fax: 218-847-4617
www.presbyeco.com www.septicproducts.com sje@sjerhombus.com
Ad on page 5 Pressure Washers Ad on page 33
SepticTankParts.com
www.sjerhombus.com
Ad on page 27
and Sprayers
Quick4 Union, MO
800-778-1540 636-583-1608 Fax: 636-583-6432
sales@septictankparts.com
Water Cannon, Inc. - MWBE
Lake Mary, FL
800-333-9274 321-800-5763 Fax: 888-928-9274
Quick4 by Infiltrator www.septictankparts.com sales@watercannon.com
Old Saybrook, CT Ad on page 41 www.watercannon.com/catalogrequest.aspx
800-221-4436 860-577-7000 Fax: 860-577-7001 Ad on page 51
info@infiltratorwater.com
www.infiltratorwater.com
Pumps - Aeration
SJE-Rhombus
Cam Spray Detroit Lakes, MN AERO-TECH
Iowa Falls, IA 888-342-5753 218-847-1317 Fax: 218-847-4617 Plymouth, IN
800-648-5011 641-648-5011 Fax: 641-648-5013 sje@sjerhombus.com 574-935-0908 Fax: 574-935-0910
SALCOR, Inc. sales@camspray.com www.sjerhombus.com www.aerotech-atu.com
Fallbrook, CA www.camspray.com
760-731-0745 Fax: 760-731-2405 Ad on page 27 Alita Industries, Inc.
Ad on page 33
jscruver@aol.com Sump Alarm, Inc. Baldwin Park, CA
Ad on page 19 St. Louis, MO 626-962-2116
Water Cannon, Inc. - MWBE
Lake Mary, FL 314-787-8059 sales@alita.com
800-333-9274 321-800-5763 Fax: 888-928-9274 customerservice@SumpAlarm.com www.alita.com
sales@watercannon.com www.SumpAlarm.com Ad on page 45
www.watercannon.com/catalogrequest.aspx Ad on page 51 Jet Inc.
Ad on page 51 Cleveland, OH
SJE-Rhombus 800-321-6960 440-461-2000 Fax: 440-442-9008
Detroit Lakes, MN email@jetincorp.com
888-342-5753 218-847-1317 Fax: 218-847-4617 www.jetincorp.com
sje@sjerhombus.com
Ad on page 47
www.sjerhombus.com
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Polylok, Inc. / Zabel Polylok, Inc. / Zabel
Wallingford, CT Wallingford, CT
800-765-9565 Fax: 203-284-8514 800-765-9565 Fax: 203-284-8514
sales@polylok.com sales@polylok.com
www.polylok.com www.polylok.com
Ad on page 52 Ad on page 52
Weber Industries
St. Louis, MO Gorman-Rupp Company
SepticTankParts.com SepticTankParts.com 314-631-9200 Fax: 314-631-1804 Mansfield, OH
Union, MO Union, MO customerservice@webtrol.com 419-755-1011 Fax: 419-755-1251
800-778-1540 636-583-1608 Fax: 636-583-6432 800-778-1540 636-583-1608 Fax: 636-583-6432 www.webtrol.com grsales@gormanrupp.com
sales@septictankparts.com sales@septictankparts.com www.GRpumps.com
Zoeller Pump Company
www.septictankparts.com www.septictankparts.com KSB, Inc.
Louisville, KY
Ad on page 41 Ad on page 41 502-778-2731 Henrico, VA
Vertiflo Pump Company www.zoellerpumps.com 804-222-1818 Fax: 804-226-6961
Pumps - Effluent/ Cincinnati, OH sales@ksbusa.com
www.ksbusa.com
Sewage/Sump
513-530-0888 Fax: 513-530-0893
sales@vertiflopump.com
Pumps - Solids/Sludge Liberty Pumps
www.vertiflopump.com Bergen, NY
Alita Industries, Inc. 800-543-2550 585-494-1817 Fax: 585-494-1839
Baldwin Park, CA laurie.pfaff@libertypumps.com
626-962-2116 www.libertypumps.com
sales@alita.com Ad on page 17
www.alita.com Vertiflo Pump Company
Weber Industries Ashland Pump
Ad on page 45 Ashland, OH Cincinnati, OH
St. Louis, MO
314-631-9200 Fax: 314-631-1804 855-281-6830 Fax: 877-326-1994 513-530-0888 Fax: 513-530-0893
customerservice@webtrol.com www.ashlandpump.com sales@vertiflopump.com
www.webtrol.com Ad on page 13 www.vertiflopump.com

Zoeller Pump Company Boerger, LLC


Louisville, KY Chanhassen, MN
Ashland Pump 502-778-2731 612-435-7300 Fax: 612-435-7301
Ashland, OH www.zoellerpumps.com america@boerger.com
855-281-6830 Fax: 877-326-1994 www.boerger.com
www.ashlandpump.com
Ad on page 13 Pumps - Grinder
Boerger, LLC
Chanhassen, MN
612-435-7300 Fax: 612-435-7301 Water
ater Tight Structur
Structures
america@boerger.com
www.boerger.com 2 Compartment
Delta Environmental Ashland Pump
Denham Springs, LA
800-219-9183 225-665-6162 Fax: 225-665-1422
Ashland, OH Commercial Sizes - Gallons
855-281-6830 Fax: 877-326-1994
brenda.martinez@pentair.com www.ashlandpump.com
2,000 - 3,000 - 5,000 - 6,000 - 8,000
www.deltaenvironmental.com
Ad on page 13 10,000 - 12,000 - 15,000 - 18,000
Ad on page 7 20,000 - 25,000 - 30,000 - 38,000 - 40,000
Boerger, LLC
Chanhassen, MN Water Tight Construction
612-435-7300 Fax: 612-435-7301 Tanks meet ASTM C1227 and C913
america@boerger.com
www.boerger.com Septic Tanks - Sand Filters - Grease Interceptors
Bio-Fast Tanks - Nibbler Tanks
Gorman-Rupp Company Delta Environmental
Mansfield, OH Denham Springs, LA
419-755-1011 Fax: 419-755-1251 800-219-9183 225-665-6162 Fax: 225-665-1422
grsales@gormanrupp.com brenda.martinez@pentair.com
www.GRpumps.com www.deltaenvironmental.com
Ad on page 7
KSB, Inc.
Henrico, VA
804-222-1818 Fax: 804-226-6961
sales@ksbusa.com
www.ksbusa.com Liberty Pumps
Bergen, NY
Liberty Pumps
Bergen, NY
800-543-2550 585-494-1817 Fax: 585-494-1839 Nationwide Service

Precast, Inc.
laurie.pfaff@libertypumps.com
800-543-2550 585-494-1817 Fax: 585-494-1839 www.libertypumps.com
laurie.pfaff@libertypumps.com Ad on page 17
www.libertypumps.com
Ad on page 17 SepticTankParts.com
Union, MO
PCI & NPCA Certified Plant
800-778-1540 636-583-1608 Fax: 636-583-6432
sales@septictankparts.com
1-800-658-9045
www.septictankparts.com www.crestprecastconcrete.com info@crestprecastconcrete.com
Ad on page 41

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Zoeller Pump Company
Louisville, KY Risers & Lids - Septic TUF-TITE, Inc.
Lake Zurich, IL
502-778-2731 800-382-7009 847-550-1011 Fax: 847-550-8004
www.zoellerpumps.com Brenlin Company, Inc. sales@tuf-tite.com
Herman, MN www.tuf-tite.com
Weber Industries
St. Louis, MO Pumps - Vertical/ 888-606-1998 320-677-2838 Fax: 320-677-3001
brenlin@frontiernet.net
Ad on page 2
314-631-9200 Fax: 314-631-1804 Wieser Concrete
customerservice@webtrol.com Lift Station www.seal-r.com
Ad on page 43
Maiden Rock, WI
www.webtrol.com 800-325-8456 715-647-2311
Clarus Environmental www.wieserconcrete.com
Zoeller Pump Company Boerger, LLC
Louisville, KY Chanhassen, MN Louisville, KY Ad on page 47
502-778-2731 612-435-7300 Fax: 612-435-7301 502-778-2731
www.zoellerpumps.com america@boerger.com www.clarusenvironmental.com
Safety Equipment/
EZset
www.boerger.com
Pumps - Submersible Personal Protection
Products
Alita Industries, Inc. EZset by Infiltrator
Baldwin Park, CA Old Saybrook, CT
800-221-4436 860-577-7000 Fax: 860-577-7001
Sim/Tech Filter Inc.
626-962-2116 Boyne City, MI
sales@alita.com Gorman-Rupp Company info@infiltratorwater.com
Mansfield, OH 888-999-3290 231-582-1020 Fax: 231-582-7324
www.alita.com www.infiltratorwater.com
419-755-1011 Fax: 419-755-1251 sales@gag-simtech.com
Ad on page 45 www.simtechfilter.com
grsales@gormanrupp.com
www.GRpumps.com Ad on page 8
SNAP
KSB, Inc.
Henrico, VA Septic Drainfield
EZsnap Riser by Infiltrator
Ashland Pump
804-222-1818 Fax: 804-226-6961
sales@ksbusa.com Old Saybrook, CT Restoration
Ashland, OH www.ksbusa.com 800-221-4436 860-577-7000 Fax: 860-577-7001
855-281-6830 Fax: 877-326-1994 info@infiltratorwater.com Advanced Drainage Systems, Inc.
Liberty Pumps www.infiltratorwater.com
www.ashlandpump.com Bergen, NY Hilliard, OH
Ad on page 13 800-543-2550 585-494-1817 Fax: 585-494-1839 Fergus Power Pump, Inc. 800-821-6710 Fax: 614-658-0204
laurie.pfaff@libertypumps.com Fergus Falls, MN info@ads-pipe.com
Boerger, LLC www.ads-pipe.com
Chanhassen, MN www.libertypumps.com 218-736-6772 Fax: 218-736-7115
612-435-7300 Fax: 612-435-7301 Ad on page 17 jim@ferguspowerpump.com Aquaworx by Infiltrator
america@boerger.com www.ferguspowerpump.com Old Saybrook, CT
Vertiflo Pump Company Ad on page 7
www.boerger.com Cincinnati, OH 800-221-4436 860-577-7000 Fax: 860-577-7001
513-530-0888 Fax: 513-530-0893 National Precast Concrete Assoc. info@infiltratorwater.com
sales@vertiflopump.com Carmel, IN www.infiltratorwater.com
www.vertiflopump.com 800-366-7731 317-571-9500 Fax: 317-571-0041 Arcan Enterprises
npca@precast.org Clarksville, TN
Zoeller Pump Company www.precast.org/onsite
Louisville, KY 888-352-7226 Fax: 931-368-1904
Ad on page 9 arcan@charter.net
Gorman-Rupp Company 502-778-2731
Mansfield, OH www.zoellerpumps.com Polylok, Inc. / Zabel www.arcan.com
419-755-1011 Fax: 419-755-1251 Wallingford, CT Ad on page 51
grsales@gormanrupp.com
www.GRpumps.com
Pumps - Washdown 800-765-9565 Fax: 203-284-8514
sales@polylok.com
www.polylok.com
KSB, Inc.
Henrico, VA
Gorman-Rupp Company Ad on page 52 Presby Environmental
Mansfield, OH Whitefield, NH
804-222-1818 Fax: 804-226-6961
419-755-1011 Fax: 419-755-1251 Roth Global Plastics
sales@ksbusa.com Syracuse, NY 800-473-5298 Fax: 603-837-9864
grsales@gormanrupp.com info@presbyeco.com
www.ksbusa.com 866-943-7256 315-475-0100 Fax: 315-475-0200
www.GRpumps.com www.presbyeco.com
info@roth-usa.com
Liberty Pumps Ad on page 5
Bergen, NY
Water Cannon, Inc. - MWBE www.RothMultitank.com
Lake Mary, FL Ad on page 39
800-543-2550 585-494-1817 Fax: 585-494-1839
laurie.pfaff@libertypumps.com
800-333-9274 321-800-5763 Fax: 888-928-9274 SepticTankParts.com
sales@watercannon.com Sim/Tech Filter Inc. Union, MO
www.libertypumps.com Boyne City, MI
www.watercannon.com/catalogrequest.aspx 800-778-1540 636-583-1608 Fax: 636-583-6432
Ad on page 17 888-999-3290 231-582-1020 Fax: 231-582-7324
Ad on page 51 sales@septictankparts.com
sales@gag-simtech.com www.septictankparts.com
www.simtechfilter.com
Ad on page 41
Ad on page 8
Sim/Tech Filter Inc.
Boyne City, MI
Weber Industries 888-999-3290 231-582-1020 Fax: 231-582-7324
St. Louis, MO sales@gag-simtech.com
314-631-9200 Fax: 314-631-1804 www.simtechfilter.com
customerservice@webtrol.com Ad on page 8
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Septic System
Components Wieser Concrete
SALCOR, Inc. Maiden Rock, WI Roth Global Plastics
Advanced Drainage Systems, Inc. Fallbrook, CA 800-325-8456 715-647-2311 Syracuse, NY
Hilliard, OH 760-731-0745 Fax: 760-731-2405 www.wieserconcrete.com 866-943-7256 315-475-0100 Fax: 315-475-0200
800-821-6710 Fax: 614-658-0204 jscruver@aol.com Ad on page 47 info@roth-usa.com
info@ads-pipe.com Ad on page 19 www.RothMultitank.com
www.ads-pipe.com
Alita Industries, Inc. Septic Products, Inc.
Septic Tank Forms Ad on page 39

Baldwin Park, CA Ashland, OH


626-962-2116 419-282-5933 Fax: 419-282-5943 The Shaddix Company, Inc.
sales@alita.com sales@septicproducts.com Cullman, AL
www.septicproducts.com 256-737-0051
Snyder Industries
www.alita.com Lincoln, NE
Ad on page 45 Ad on page 33 dshaddix@shaddix.us
888-422-8683 402-467-5221 Fax: 402-465-1220
www.shaddix.us
Arcan Enterprises Sim/Tech Filter Inc. Ad on page 51
sales@snydernet.com
Clarksville, TN Boyne City, MI www.waterandseptictanks.com
888-352-7226 Fax: 931-368-1904 888-999-3290 231-582-1020 Fax: 231-582-7324 Wieser Concrete Ad on page 15
arcan@charter.net sales@gag-simtech.com Maiden Rock, WI
www.arcan.com
Ad on page 51
www.simtechfilter.com
Ad on page 8
800-325-8456 715-647-2311
www.wieserconcrete.com Sludge Sampling
Brenlin Company, Inc.
Ad on page 47
Equipment
Herman, MN
888-606-1998 320-677-2838 Fax: 320-677-3001 Septic Tank Poly Sim/Tech Filter Inc.
brenlin@frontiernet.net Boyne City, MI
www.seal-r.com SJE-Rhombus 888-999-3290 231-582-1020 Fax: 231-582-7324
Detroit Lakes, MN Aquaworx by Infiltrator
Ad on page 43 Old Saybrook, CT sales@gag-simtech.com
888-342-5753 218-847-1317 Fax: 218-847-4617
800-221-4436 860-577-7000 Fax: 860-577-7001 www.simtechfilter.com
sje@sjerhombus.com
www.sjerhombus.com info@infiltratorwater.com Ad on page 8
Ad on page 27 www.infiltratorwater.com
Den Hartog Industries, Inc. Software - Business
Eljen Corporation Hospers, IA
East Hartford, CT 800-342-3408 712-752-8432
sales@denhartogindustries.com
ServiceCore
800-444-1359 860-610-0426 Fax: 860-610-0427 Snyder Industries Lakewood, CO
info@eljen.com www.denhartogindustries.com
Lincoln, NE 844-336-0611
www.eljen.com 888-422-8683 402-467-5221 Fax: 402-465-1220 Ad on page 45
www.servicecore.com
Ad on page 19 sales@snydernet.com
www.waterandseptictanks.com
Ad on page 15 Storage Tanks
TUF-TITE, Inc. Infiltrator Septic Tanks
Lake Zurich, IL Old Saybrook, CT Den Hartog Industries, Inc.
Polylok, Inc. / Zabel Hospers, IA
800-382-7009 847-550-1011 Fax: 847-550-8004 800-221-4436 860-577-7000 Fax: 860-577-7001
Wallingford, CT 800-342-3408 712-752-8432
sales@tuf-tite.com info@infiltratorwater.com
800-765-9565 Fax: 203-284-8514 sales@denhartogindustries.com
www.tuf-tite.com www.infiltratorwater.com
sales@polylok.com www.denhartogindustries.com
www.polylok.com Ad on page 2
Jet Inc. Ad on page 45
Ad on page 52 Cleveland, OH
Septic Tank Concrete 800-321-6960 440-461-2000 Fax: 440-442-9008
email@jetincorp.com
www.jetincorp.com
Crest Precast, Inc. Ad on page 47
Presby Environmental LaCrescent, MN
Whitefield, NH 800-658-9045 507-895-2342 Fax: 507-895-2377 Premier Tech Aqua
800-473-5298 Fax: 603-837-9864 info@crestprecastconcrete.com Riviere-du-Loup, QC
info@presbyeco.com www.crestprecastconcrete.com Canada
www.presbyeco.com Ad on page 35 800-632-6356 418-867-8883
Ad on page 5 pta@premiertech.com
National Precast Concrete Assoc. www.premiertechaqua.com
Carmel, IN Ad on page 31
Rissy Plastics, LLC 800-366-7731 317-571-9500 Fax: 317-571-0041
Torrington, CT npca@precast.org
877-221-4426 860-482-1645 www.precast.org/onsite
tanxrus@gmail.com
Ad on page 9
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UV Disinfection Polylok, Inc. / Zabel
Wallingford, CT Vent Pipe Filters
Equipment 800-765-9565 Fax: 203-284-8514
sales@polylok.com Simple Solutions Distributing
Presby Environmental
www.polylok.com Whitefield, NH
West Milford, NJ 800-473-5298 Fax: 603-837-9864
Ad on page 52 866-667-8465 973-846-7817 Fax: 973-858-0219 info@presbyeco.com
sales@industrialodorcontrol.com
Premier Tech Aqua www.presbyeco.com
www.IndustrialOdorControl.com
Riviere-du-Loup, QC Ad on page 5
Jet Inc. Canada Ad on page 51
Cleveland, OH 800-632-6356 418-867-8883
800-321-6960 440-461-2000 Fax: 440-442-9008 TUF-TITE, Inc.
pta@premiertech.com Lake Zurich, IL
email@jetincorp.com www.premiertechaqua.com
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BASIC TRAINING with the University of Minnesota onsite wastewater treatment
education program. David is extension onsite sewage
treatment educator. Jim is former director of the universitys
Water Resources Center and is now an emeritus professor.
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Whew!
This Pit Toilet Stinks.
As a service provider, you can play a key role in reducing odors for your
campgrounds or fishing resort customers who maintain outdoor toilets
By Jim Anderson and David Gustafson

T
his may seem like an odd topic, but I think all of us have been at a Ventilation Tips
campground or picnic area where outdoor toilets are in use. Just as in a septic system, ventilation is the key to prevent odors in an
Sometimes these facilities are relatively clean and odor-free, while at outdoor toilet. It is easy to determine if ventilation guidelines have been
others not so much. This topic arose from someone who also had followed; your nose will tell you right away. To minimize odors, insect-proof
questions about venting septic odors inside and outside the house. openings should be placed in the walls below the seat. A vent should extend
Both of us have frequent experiences on fishing trips with outdoor from the underside of the seat board through the roof or up to a horizontal
toilets that are of the second type mentioned above. So, what goes into vent open to the sides of the toilet. Make sure the vent is flush with the
keeping an outdoor toilet odor-free? Since some service providers are called bottom of the seat board and does not extend down into the pit. The gasses
upon to regularly clean pit toilets, it may be helpful for you to offer some tips that cause odors are lighter than air and they will collect under the seat
to those that are building and managing
these facilities.
Several methods can be used to mini-
mize odors from the pit: Chemical additives
can be added, the pit and the upper struc-
ture need to be properly vented, seat covers
should be airtight, and polyurethane paint
should be used inside the structure to mini-
mize penetration of odors into the wood.
Numerous products on the market
claim to minimize odors. The owner or
manager should try them to determine the
most effective solution. Some only mask the
odor, while others encourage bacterial
activity to break down the solids. A generic
product that has been proven effective is
hydrated lime.
One cup of hydrated lime sprinkled
periodically over the pit contents will
minimize odors and aid in decomposition.
A couple of cautions are in order. First, the
compound is caustic so when using the
product, proper clothing, gloves and mask
should be used to prevent the compound
from contacting skin and out of eyes or
mouth. Second, if it is used too often it
inhibits bacterial action and slows
decomposition. It controls the odor but the
waste breaks down, meaning the pit will
need to be cleaned more often. These are examples of basic outhouse pit toilets located at a remote fishing spot. (Photo by Jim Anderson)

40 | ONSITE INSTALLER May 2017


board if the vent extends into the tank, releasing into the structure when
the cover is lifted.
The opening in the seat board must have a tight-fitting cover. The type
of seat and cover used with a flush toilet is not satisfactory unless weather
stripping or other sealing material is added to make the cover and seat
airtight. The cover should be kept closed when not in use to prevent odors
from rising into the structure. This is why most campground privies have a
spring-loaded hinge that automatically closes the cover.

One cup of hydrated lime sprinkled


periodically over the pit contents
will minimize odors and aid in
decomposition.

At the top of the structure there should be a screened opening on each


side or preferably all the way around the top to allow air to pass through and
carry away any odors that may be released inside. Any openings should be
screened to prevent insect entry. Similarly, the door should be tight-fitting
and have a self-closing feature to keep insects and other small animals out.
Using a polyurethane paint reduces the opportunity for odors to seep
into pores in the wood. If odors have become trapped in the wood pores, a
solution of disinfectant and trisodium phosphate, or TSP, can be used. The
walls and ceiling should be scrubbed along with any other wood surfaces
inside. After the wood has dried it can be painted with the polyurethane
compound.

Extra Points
A couple of final points. If the pit has an earth bottom so the liquid part
of the waste can seep directly into the soil, the bottom of the pit can be no
closer to a limiting soil layer than the final soil dispersal area in a septic
system. The separation distance must be maintained. If this distance cannot
be achieved, the pit should be watertight just like any sewage tank and the
waste removed periodically using a vacuum truck.
Most outdoor toilets we see these days have watertight pits. Even though
decomposition occurs in the pit, over time the pit will fill up, requiring
waste to be removed or the toilet moved to a new location.
Since the waste will be removed by a service provider, it is important the
owner or manager is clear that the pit is not a receptacle for anything other
than human waste and toilet paper. Every service provider who reads this
can relate stories of unusual things they have sucked out of these pits. So
just like a flush toilet, nothing goes in that hasnt been eaten first! Except
toilet paper. O

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STATES SNAPSHOT

Working Together for


a Cleaner Environment
Wastewater professionals, lawmakers should steer policy
toward stronger water recycling programs
Compiled by Sarah Umhoefer

In States Snapshot, we visit with a member of a state, provincial or national the job. As it turns out, they got the job and it was their primary job for the
trade association in the decentralized wastewater industry. This time we learn whole year. So needless to say, networking was a big benefit for them.
about a leader in the Minnesota Onsite Wastewater Association. Being involved and keeping a pulse on the industry is critical for a busi-
ness to stay on top of the industry. Benefits that come to mind are network-
ing, education, resources and friendships.

Bernie Miller Biggest issue facing our association right now:


advanced inspector/designer, Trying to identify what the association can do to better serve its members.
service provider and maintainer The board members and people that are involved are always striving to be bet-
ter and do more. As a board, we seem to have no shortage of ideas, but with a
Business: Millers Sewage Treatment Solutions, strong economy, no one on the board has the time to follow through with the
Kimball, Minnesota ideas. It is apparent that we either need to be satisfied with what we are cur-
Age: 46 rently doing or hire additional staff to make these ideas a reality.
Years in the industry: 23
Our crew includes:
Bernie Miller, designer, president/owner
Barb Miller, office support, vice president/owner
Association involvement: Jeremy George, site evaluator/inspector
I was nominated to run for a board position in 1996 and have served Chris Schiewe, service and maintenance
as many terms as possible with the limits set forth in our bylaws. I have Josh Miller, helper
been president and vice president at least a couple times and have chaired
the membership and cluster task force committee multiple times. In my Typical day on the job:
20-plus years in the association, I have also served on the legislative and I spend most of my time in the office drafting, preparing design reports
conference committee. and talking with clients on the phone. Prior to having properly trained staff, I
would spend my days in the fields and my evenings and/or nights making
Benefits of belonging to the association: phone calls and completing septic designs. Having well-trained field staff has
I believe there are tangible and many less-tangible benefits to belonging to helped our business become more efficient and has allowed me to spend more
an association. This reminds me of a story I share with potential new mem- time with family.
bers. It was the first conference I attended and hardly knew anyone there. I
had just gone through the lunch line, found a table with an open spot and Helping hands indispensible crew member:
asked if I could join the group. Jeremy George has worked for us for nearly 15 years. His willingness to
After introducing myself, I asked the two friendly brothers next to me work long, hard hours in some extreme conditions makes him an indispens-
what line of work they were in. They told me they were mostly excavators but able crew member. Chris Schiewe is following right in Jeremys footsteps with
did put in a few septics every year and enjoyed the conference, so they came his willingness to work hard and dive into situations where most seasoned
every year for the fun. I then asked them where they mostly worked, and as it septic professionals would be hesitant.
turns out it was in the area of a project I was working on. I explained that I
was a project manager for an engineering firm and was working on a new The job Ill never forget:
church project in their area. I then asked if they might be interested in bidding Upon doing a real estate septic tank inspection, we found the tank was
continued >>
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F
coMpany history
or 30 years, Dart Kendall worked as a firefighter with the Cobb County During slow periods, Kendall, wife Becky, and son Cliff brainstormed
equipment and installation techniques (Ga.) Fire Department 24 hours on, 48 hours off. He filled his spare about how to work more efficiently.In They
April rearranged
2012, Lisa trucks,
and Scott Weld
modifi ed
2013 EXPO SHOWto ISSUE
save time, cut costs, and deliver time remodeling homes (including the lieutenant governors), building
and landscaping high-end houses, and installing septic tanks.
boughtso
equipment, or custom-built machinery
firstwork
drip system in one day. When that
Bucks
crack
forcould
that they
at it was
slowed
the second
to a in
install time.
1995they
crawl, when
Their
a complete
Scotts
turned to
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reliable, long-lasting systems PAGE 8 In 1985, he opened his own business in Acworth. The uncertain con-
struction industry pushed Kendall into specializing in installing and repair-
father heard the 20-year-old business was
(continued)
having problems. The family made an oer
February 25 - 28, 2013, Indiana Convention Center to the founder and operated it for four
ing residential and commercial onsite systems. It also prompted him to
Advanced Septic, Acworth, Ga.

Starting At
years as an add-on to their trash and septic
service business. In 1999, when Welds

OWNERS: Dart father
and Becky Kendall
retired, they sold it to a national
I was raised to always prepare for bad times, then
YEARS IN BUSINESS: 27 solid waste company. Weld went to work
do the best I could to get through them. That training
The White
for that company, then 10 years later tried
EMPLOYEES: 2
enabled me to survive when so many others have not. his hand again at self-employment in the

Glove Test
MARKET AREA: 200-mile
trash radius

35
business. A few challenges cropped
Dart Kendall ANNUAL REVENUE: $850,000up, but they turned out to be fortuitous,

$
says Lisa Weld.
cleanliness means success for SPECIALTY: Installation and repair of residential
North carolinas teS Group name the company Advanced Septic. As drip emitter systems replaced and commercial onsite systems
Page 18 gravel-and-pipe drainfields, he kept a log detailing installation problems, AFFILIATIONS: Georgia Onsite Wastewater Association
then used the patterns he saw to change installation techniques, increase
WEBSITE: www.adseptic.com (continued)
efficiency, improve peace of mind, and make customers happier.

pumping tanks and repairing sys-


tems to stay busy. Lets roLL
An opportunity to install Eight times, Sunday through Wednesday, a caravan of three trailers
20,000 gpd or larger systems in made the hour-long drive up Interstate 5 from the companys yard to the
east Tennessee helped Kendall Its easier to send a driver Jamboree site to deliver units. Two of their 15-year-old company-built
diversify into a wastewater utility trailers held 16 units each and a third trailer carried 20 (also company-built,
called Aqua Green Utility. I was to pick up toilets if theyre using an Explorer receiver from McKee Technologies, Inc.). The company
raised to always prepare for bad used service vehicles to pull the trailers.
all in one spot. I probably
times, then do the best I could to Weld tried a new approach for the removal process. Sunday night
get through them, says Kendall, spent a little bit extra labor, and continuing Monday, the team pumped and moved all units to a single
56. That training enabled me staging area, which he felt simplified the job. Its easier to send a driver to
to survive when so many others but at least you dont pick up toilets if theyre all in one spot, he explains. I probably spent a little
have not. bit extra labor, but at least you dont have to send somebody with a map to
have to send somebody go to this campground, get these six, go to another campground, get these
Roller coaster eight. Then you start leaving sinks behind and the (handicap unit) doesnt
As environmental issues gained with a map to go to this ABOVE: Cliff
fit. Its just Kendall gets
a logistics more PVC
nightmare pipe
trying fromthe
to get one of the
loads compartments
to work on
out. During
their truck they
the week, outfitted to haul
grabbed supplies.
units RIGHT:permitted.
as schedules Worker Barry Little installs a Poly-
traction and onsite systems became lok PL-68 effluent filter in a septic tank.
more complex, Kendall enjoyed the campground, get these six,
challenge of finding proper solu- keepin it cLean
tions. He spent days at trade shows
go to another campground,
Digging with care
Jamboree organizers required someone be on site and available by
talking to vendors and taking get these eight. radio
Toatkeep
all times
trashsofrom
Weld, his sonpressure
entering and another member
supply mainsofduring
the team stayed in
installation, ^^^ Satellite Industries Tufway restrooms are lined up and ready to go before the
classes on new technologies and a motor mounted
Kendall home at one of the campgrounds.
screw-down caps on the ends, removed them to flush the Oregon Jamboree, complete with lighting strung in the front of the units.
products, then upgrading the busi- Scott Weld pipe Venue
when the system
units werewent online,
serviced andnight
each replaced
fromthe11 caps. That
p.m. to eliminated
2 a.m. At 6:30
ness. Kendall earned state installer trash blocking
a.m. they the pressure-relief
started valves, K-Rain
in on the campground units,indexing valves,
finishing and9:30
around pressure
a.m.
licenses for residential, commercial regulators, he says.
During the day, they pumped out 20 RVs and 19 holding tanks 10 at the
and drip emitter systems, and two shower facilities and the balance for the food vendors.
received Pumper I and II licenses.
We did a lot of new construc-
Joining theirvehicles
Five service state onsite association
were used: is one335
A 2010 Peterbilt of the
and best
a 2008
International 4300, both built out by Progress Vactruck with 1,500-gallon
tion during the housing boom things contractors
waste/500-gallon canaluminum
freshwater do to improve
tanks; abusiness
2001 Isuzuand
FTRstay
from
because it was easy, profitable and <<< The Bucks team includes, from
left, Milah Weld, Susie Sieg, Josh
in business.Truck
Workmate/FMI The Sales
day &they think
Service with they know waste/350-gallon
an 850-gallon everything
fast, says Kendall. Id bid a subdi- freshwater steel tank; and two 2000 International 4700s built out by Lely
vision, the developer would fax
Cliff Kendall installs aggregate from ICC Technologies using the Bullseye 5+ machine Wooley,control
Stenlaser
Weld,receiver from
Scott Weld Apache
and is the day they begin falling behind.
Manufacturing Inc. with 750-gallon waste/350-gallon freshwater steel tanks. Joining their state onsite association is one of the best things contractors
Technologies. The RL-H4C laser from Topcon Positioning Systems is on the tripodEric Brownrigg.
in the background.
eight or 10 permits, and we would Dart Kendall
All have Masport pumps. can do to improve business and stay in business, says Kendall. The day they
install the systems a 1,000-gallon think they know everything is the day they begin falling behind.
Waste was transported to the companys yard each night and transferred
tank with 250 feet of drainfield. They initially used nipple couplings to attach drip lines to supply lines, Meanwhile, Kendall coaches Cliff, 31, for the day when he assumes
to a 20,000-gallon tank. From there, another pumping contractor picked up
The very
When day weoffound
the advent out
aerobic wed have
treatment to move
units (ATUs) our shop, somebody
enabled developers country
Fightingmusicbackfestival. Surprisingly, Wynonna Judd said yes and the festival but some always broke off during settling in the rocky soil. Kendall switched
the waste and disposed of it by land application.
responsibility for the company. I stress planning for when things go from bad
came
to buildthrough thewith
on sites doortooand said,
much Do
clay foryou want to buy
conventional Bucks back?
drainfields, KendallIt has As
attracted top talent
the housing bubbleever since. Inin2012,
exploded the 9,000
late 2008, residents
Kendall listed welcomed
upcoming to compression couplings from the drip irrigation industry. If they settle too to worse, he says. Its not how fast you leverage yourself. Sustainable growth
was really a door closing, door opening, all in the geosynthetic
chose same day. They quickly
aggregate 40,000
jobs onvisitors
a board August
in the3-5,
shopmost of whomhis
to apprise camped out. Judd was
eight employees back
of the to help
situation. much, the tubing pulls out, he says. We just cut it, add an extension, and is through steady plodding. O
jumped at the chance. celebrate the Jamborees 20th anniversary, along with Rascal Flatts, Dierks saMe
shove But
it into thedifferent
coupling. Its an easy fix.
from ICC Technologies and They talked up business and kept us going a lot longer, says Kendall. When
Today their business is exclusively portable Bentley, the Charlie Daniels Band, and enough performers for 22 shows on Careful
In one trench
sense, excavation
Weld was an ensures that
old pro atsoil
thissupports
event, sothe tubing
it was as it leaves
pretty much
became arestrooms, serving and
certified installer the the work ran out, I had to let them go. That really hurt. He also sold off excess
100-mile-wide Willamette Valley. Theyve got about 1,500
distributor forSatellite
Delta Industries
Environ-
two stages. Other attractions included beer and wine gardens, merchandise
equipment and made the last payment on a new backhoe, entering the reces- the supplyaslines,
business reducing
usual, the chance
he says. On the that it will
other hand,cometheout.
sizeKendall
and scopealso uses
had MORE INFO:
units gray Tufways and Maxims (and a few whiteProducts
ones for weddings, booths and a kids zone. The event is held in a no-facilities, 20-acre park-like flexible
changedtubing for air lines
significantly over because
the yearsit
bends
theirinstead of breaking
first year, as it settles
they brought in 60
mental (Pentair). and
He sion debt-free. Apache Technologies Pentair
setting near the edge of the picturesque town. around
units forATUonetanks.
venue and four campgrounds. That was the most difficult Milah Weld helps out her fathers crew, keeping
^^^800/874-6253 restrooms and hand-wash
green units for their University of Oregon tailgating;
even boughtquack shacks,
molds andthey call
precast Kendall and son Cliff, who joined the company in 2002, expanded into 888/416-9513
Tofor
thing keep inlet
me, heand outlet
says. So Itees
hadfrom twisting
to get my actortogether.
breaking Heoff during
quicklysettling,
got his stations stocked with soap and paper products
www.trimble.com at the Oregon Jamboree, includ-
www.pentair.com
them after the Oregon Ducks mascot), several tanks ADA-compliant
to ensure structuralFreedomsand installing drip emitter systems for large warehouse complexes. The work
the
armscrew members
around level the
it. Youve gotbottoms of tank your
to just scratch holeshead
with the
andlaser
kick to ensure
it in gear that
and ing these Wave sinks from Satellite Industries.
and wheelchair-accessible Liberties anwatertight
Ameri-Can Engineering
integrity Crowd
for ECOPOD By
lastedthe nuMBers
18 months. They
the teesdidnt
go. We align with
stop the pipes.
moving allThen they excavate
weekend. the trenches, leaving the vir- Brentwood Industries Polylok/Zabel
Pleaser restroom trailer, and two smaller Comfort Station trailers from 610/236-1100
or Whitewater ATUs. returned to residential
The company brought in 265 units (20 Maxims, 10 Freedoms, 20 Environmental
systemRoomBranching into
andathe
pumping
Advanced Containment Systems, Inc. About 50 percent of their work is gin soil supporting the lines. They also excavate smaller tank holes to reduce www.brentwoodprocess.com
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Liberties, andStanding Only urinal unit, balance Tufways), 877/765-9565
special events, including, in 2012, the U.S. Olympic track-and-field trials. backfill settling. MORE INFO www.polylok.com
pany bridge the hard times. Ken- repairs,
three growing
restroom bothand 73
trailers, service
hand-wash enabled
stations us
(halftoSatellite
pay bills Industries I dont mind fixing something, but its a point of pride to do it correctly Haulmark Industries, Inc. (See ad page 40)
dall bought a 1994 GMC vacuum businesses.
Waves from Inthe 2008,
companyswe inventory, the rest PolyPortables, Inc. Tag Alongs Advanced Containment
800/348-7530 Masport, Inc. Progress Vactruck
Making connections truck with a 1,800-gallon steel were installing
rented eight resi-
from a colleague). during the worst slowdowns. the first time, says Kendall. Advanced Septic has won two customer service
Systems, Inc.
www.haulmark.com 800/228-4510 800/467-5600
Topcon Positioning
awards from Angies List. 800/927-2271 www.masportpump.com www.progressvactruck.com
tank and Becker pump from dential
Somesystems per week
115 units, including Dart Kendall
five handicap-accessible, were set up at the www.acsi-us.com Systems, Inc.
The Welds live in Sweet Home so theyve always had the hometown ICC Technologies 925/245-8300
advantage for the Jamboree and Bucks has Keith
doneHuber.
it sinceBranching intoina
its beginning and three
main venue commercial
a few at bus stops, the hospitality center, and parking lots, Stepping stones 877-422-3569 McKee Technologies - Satellite Industries
www.topconpositioning.com
pumping enabled Ameri-Can Engineering Explorer Trailers (See ad page800/328-3332
1996. They feel confident theyll retain the work as long as theyus to paygood
provide bills systems
but a month,
the bulk in large Kendall
banks,says.
alongToday theto
with six company installs only
eight hand-wash 10 residen-
stations, were Early in his career, Kendall joined the Georgia Onsite Wastewater www.iccflowtech.com
574/892-5151 866/457-5425
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www.satelliteindustries.com
service and a reasonable price. during the worst slowdowns, tial andattwo
placed the commercial
four cornerssystems per year,
of the facility. Theand those
crew numbers
placed could
the ACSI have
trailers Association to get as much training as possible and to network with experts. www.ameri-can.com www.mckeetechnologies.com (See ad page 27)
he says. been the
evenstage
lower.forSome of the current
andwork
the is a result of Engineering
competitors going
trailerout K-Rain Vermeer
near the performers Ameri-Can in Eventually, he was asked to give presentations at onsite conferences and to www.krain.com
(See ad page 46)
888/837-6337
of business.
the food court/beer garden, along with the urinal unit. serve on the GOWA board of directors he became president in 2012. With Lely Manufacturing, Inc. Workmate/FMI Truck
www.vermeer.com
the Main event 800/334-2763 PolyPortables, Inc. Sales & Service
In 2009,
Thirty Kendall
units branched
and six into installing
hand-wash stations were 20,000- to 50,000-gpd
arranged in two banks sys- association lobbyist Bruce Widener and Assistant Environment Protection Keith Huber, Inc.
www.lelyus.com 800/241-7951 800/927-8750
Cliff Kendall levels the septic tank tems for schools and exclusive subdivisions in Tennessee Division Director Jim Ussery, Kendall is working to reverse revenue-killing 800/334-8237
In the early 90s, when Sweet Home came up with an idea to help at a smaller, adjacent venue. The rest of the inventory (see
was sidebar).
taken toThe 23 www.polyportables.com
www.keithhuber.com (See ad page 33)
www.fmitrucks.com
using an RL-H4C auto-leveling,
fund civic projects, this little town asked aslope-matching
big star to perform massive scale of the projects
units enabled himto toindividual
hire Barrycampsites.
Little, who had lost restrictions on land application of septage.
laseratfrom
their Top-
first campgrounds. Thirteen were rented
his job at the local wastewater treatment plant. Kendall designs the (continued)
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satised, Dart Kendall modies equipment and installation techniques
to save time, cut costs, and deliver reliable, long-lasting systems
By Scottie Dayton

or 30 years, Dart Kendall worked as a firefighter with the Cobb County


(Ga.) Fire Department 24 hours on, 48 hours off. He filled his spare
time remodeling homes (including the lieutenant governors), building
During slow periods, Kendall, wife Becky, and son Cliff brainstormed
about how to work more efficiently. They rearranged trucks, modified
equipment, or custom-built machinery so that they could install a complete
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In 1985, he opened his own business in Acworth. The uncertain con- (continued)
struction industry pushed Kendall into specializing in installing and repair-
ing residential and commercial onsite systems. It also prompted him to
Advanced Septic, Acworth, Ga.
OWNERS: Dart and Becky Kendall
I was raised to always prepare for bad times, then
YEARS IN BUSINESS: 27
do the best I could to get through them. That training EMPLOYEES: 2
enabled me to survive when so many others have not.

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MARKET AREA: 200-mile radius
Dart Kendall ANNUAL REVENUE: $850,000
SPECIALTY: Installation and repair of residential
name the company Advanced Septic. As drip emitter systems replaced and commercial onsite systems

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gravel-and-pipe drainfields, he kept a log detailing installation problems, AFFILIATIONS: Georgia Onsite Wastewater Association

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then used the patterns he saw to change installation techniques, increase
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pumping tanks and repairing sys-


tems to stay busy.
An opportunity to install
20,000 gpd or larger systems in
east Tennessee helped Kendall
diversify into a wastewater utility
called Aqua Green Utility. I was
raised to always prepare for bad
times, then do the best I could to
get through them, says Kendall,
56. That training enabled me
to survive when so many others
have not.

Roller coaster
As environmental issues gained
traction and onsite systems became
more complex, Kendall enjoyed the

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tions. He spent days at trade shows
talking to vendors and taking
classes on new technologies and
products, then upgrading the busi-
ness. Kendall earned state installer
licenses for residential, commercial ABOVE: Cliff Kendall gets more PVC pipe from one of the compartments on
and drip emitter systems, and their truck outfitted to haul supplies. RIGHT: Worker Barry Little installs a Poly-
lok PL-68 effluent filter in a septic tank.
received Pumper I and II licenses.
We did a lot of new construc-
tion during the housing boom
because it was easy, profitable and Digging with care
fast, says Kendall. Id bid a subdi- To keep trash from entering pressure supply mains during installation,
Cliff Kendall installs aggregate from ICC Technologies
Kendall mountedusing the Bullseye 5+caps
screw-down machine control
on the ends,laser receiver
removed themfromto Apache
flush the
vision, the developer would fax Technologies. The RL-H4C laser from Topcon Positioning Systems is on the tripod in the background.
eight or 10 permits, and we would pipe when the system went online, and replaced the caps. That eliminated

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install the systems a 1,000-gallon trash blocking the pressure-relief valves, K-Rain indexing valves, and pressure
tank with 250 feet of drainfield. regulators, he says.
When the advent of aerobic treatment units (ATUs) enabled developers Fighting back
to build on sites with too much clay for conventional drainfields, Kendall Joining theirbubble
As the housing stateexploded
onsite association is onelisted
in late 2008, Kendall of the best
upcoming
chose geosynthetic aggregate jobs on a board in the shop to apprise his eight employees of the situation.
from ICC Technologies and things
They talked contractors
up business and can
keptdo to improve
us going business
a lot longer, says Kendall. and stay
When
became a certified installer and inwork
the business.
ran out, I hadTheto day they
let them think
go. That they
really know
hurt. He alsoeverything
sold off excess
distributor for Delta Environ- equipment and made the last payment on a new backhoe, entering the reces-
mental Products (Pentair). He
is the day they begin falling behind.
sion debt-free. Joining their state onsite association is one of the best things contractors
even bought molds and precast Dart Kendall
Kendall and son Cliff, who joined the company in 2002, expanded into can do to improve business and stay in business, says Kendall. The day they
tanks to ensure structural and installing drip emitter systems for large warehouse complexes. The work think they know everything is the day they begin falling behind.
watertight integrity for ECOPOD They initially
lasted 18 months. They used nipple couplings to attach drip lines to supply lines, Meanwhile, Kendall coaches Cliff, 31, for the day when he assumes
or Whitewater ATUs. but sometoalways
returned broke off during settling in the rocky soil. Kendall switched
residential responsibility for the company. I stress planning for when things go from bad
Pumping helped the com- to compression
pumping and couplings
system from Branching intoindustry.
the drip irrigation a pumping If they settle too to worse, he says. Its not how fast you leverage yourself. Sustainable growth
much, the tubing pulls
both out,service
he says. We just cut it, add an extension, and is through steady plodding. O
pany bridge the hard times. Ken- repairs, growing
shove it into
enabled us to pay bills
dall bought a 1994 GMC vacuum businesses. Inthe coupling.
2008, we Its an easy fix.

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truck with a 1,800-gallon steel Careful trench
were installing eight excavation
resi- during thesoil
ensures that worst slowdowns.
supports the tubing as it leaves
tank and Becker pump from the supply
dential systems lines,
perreducing
week the chance
Dart that it will come out. Kendall also uses
Kendall MORE INFO:
Keith Huber. Branching into a flexible
and threetubing for air lines because it bends instead of breaking as it settles
commercial

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pumping enabled us to pay bills aroundaATU
systems month,tanks.
Kendall says. Today the company installs only 10 residen- 800/874-6253 888/416-9513
during the worst slowdowns, To keep
tial and inlet and outlet
two commercial tees from
systems twisting
per year, andorthose
breaking off during
numbers couldsettling,
have www.trimble.com www.pentair.com
he says. the even
been crew lower.
members Somelevel
of the
the bottoms of tank
current work is aholes
resultwith the laser to ensure
of competitors going outthat
Brentwood Industries Polylok/Zabel
ofthe tees align with the pipes. Then they excavate the trenches, leaving the vir-
business. 610/236-1100
ginInsoil supporting Environmental
2009, Kendallthe lines. They
branched intoalso excavate
installing smallertotank
20,000- holes to reduce
50,000-gpd sys- www.brentwoodprocess.com

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Cliff Kendall levels the septic tank backfill
tems settling.and exclusive subdivisions in Tennessee (see sidebar). The
for schools www.polylok.com
using an RL-H4C auto-leveling, I dont
slope-matching laser from Top- massive scale mind
of thefixing something,
projects enabled buthimits
to ahire
point of pride
Barry Little,towho
do ithad
correctly
lost Haulmark Industries, Inc. (See ad page 40)
the
his jobfirst time,
at the says
local Kendall. Advanced
wastewater treatment Septic has wondesigns
plant. Kendall two customer service
the systems 800/348-7530
con Positioning Systems. www.haulmark.com
awards from Angies List. Topcon Positioning
(continued) Systems, Inc.
ICC Technologies 925/245-8300
Stepping stones

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877-422-3569 www.topconpositioning.com
Early in his career, Kendall joined the Georgia Onsite Wastewater www.iccflowtech.com (See ad page 21)
Association to get as much training as possible and to network with experts.
K-Rain Vermeer
Eventually, he was asked to give presentations at onsite conferences and to www.krain.com 888/837-6337

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serve on the GOWA board of directors he became president in 2012. With www.vermeer.com
association lobbyist Bruce Widener and Assistant Environment Protection Keith Huber, Inc.
Division Director Jim Ussery, Kendall is working to reverse revenue-killing 800/334-8237
www.keithhuber.com
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The Millers Sewage Treatment Solutions
team includes, from left, Jeremy George,
Chris Schiewe, Josh Miller and Bernie Miller.
(Photo courtesy of Miller Sewage Treatment
Solutions)

full of syringes. As it turns out, the septic


tank had not been pumped since the system
was installed about 20 years ago, and the sin-
gle woman who lived there was diabetic. The
pumper we had lined up refused to pump the
tank unless we came up with a way keep the
syringes out of his pump truck. We ended up
making a 15-inch-diameter screen with 1/4-
inch holes. The screen did work, however it
took lots of water and pressure to separate the
sludge, hair and grease from the syringes. We bought a couple different pool If I could change one
nets to get the syringes out of the tank. industry regulation,
After discussing disposal options for the syringes with the county, it was it would be: The customer asked
concluded that we were to place them in plastic tubs, tape them shut and take Allow and provide incentives me why I would not
them to the landfill. As it turns out, we did get out of there without getting for wastewater recycling and reuse.
poked; however, the pumper has mentioned that he occasionally sees a
go back to school to
syringe in the field where the septage was land-applied. Best piece of small- get a better education
business advice so I would not have
My favorite piece of equipment: Ive heard:
Our surveying total station, a Pentax PCS-315. The combination of the Shortly after starting my own to look at other
total station, data collector and our survey AutoCAD program helps us more business, I was talking with an peoples poop.
accurately and efficiently gather site data used for design purposes. older, very wise engineer about
marketing and growth. He said its After I presented her
Most challenging site Ive worked on: like a dog chasing a car; you better with a bill for $300,
The most challenging and unique site is a church camp located on two have a plan if you catch it. I took
mostly rock islands a stones throw from Minnesotas Boundary Water Canoe that to heart and have been careful
she stopped asking.
Area Wilderness. The camp had been using pit toilets with the exception of not to oversell our services until we Bernie Miller
one 100-foot-long by 30-foot-wide mound system located in the center of the have the staff and resources to han-
main island that served the main lodge/dining hall. The terrain was such that dle the work.
it would be impossible to haul material over land, assuming you could even
get the material across the lake. If I wasnt working in the
I asked the camp director how they got the material across to build the wastewater industry, I would:
mound, and he said, with backpacks and buckets. On multiple occasions, It had taken me 20 years to realize I enjoy and get the most satisfaction in
while trying to locate additional mound sites, we encountered a cow moose life from helping people by solving their problems. I suppose I would gravitate
with her calves feeding on the birch tree saplings. The following winter an ice to another career or industry where I could get the same satisfaction.
road was created across the lake and the materials were transported with a
wheel loader and placed in the areas of the proposed mounds. The system we Crystal ball time this is my outlook
designed for the main lodge included modifying the existing mound system for the wastewater industry:
by adding peat modules on top of the existing rock bed and incorporating aer- I am mostly concerned about the drinking water supply of the world and
obic treatment. think it is taken for granted in most places around the U.S. Forty-seven
years ago we landed on the moon, but still have not developed processes
The craziest question Ive been and regulations to widely and efficiently treat and recycle wastewater on a
asked by a customer: smaller scale. After 23 years in the industry, I realize how hard it is to treat
Prior to inspecting a holding tank, the customer asked me why I would wastewater to drinking water standard and have always been perplexed that
not go back to school to get a better education so I would not have to look at drinking water is used to flush toilets. My hopes are that the industry takes
other peoples poop. I did not answer at that time and went on with my a leading role in developing ways to more effectively treat and dispose waste-
inspection. After completing the inspection in 15 minutes, she continued to water and that lawmakers down to the regulators allow or accept change
question why I would not go back to school. After I presented her with a bill before it is to late. O
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SAFETY FIRST

Trenching Deaths
Double in 2016
Federal officials warn incidents show an alarming and
unacceptable trend that must be halted
By Doug Day

Rules are clear


N
ever again he wrote on his Facebook page after a trench in OSHAs Trenching and Excavation Safety fact sheet summarizes the
which he was working collapsed in May. A month later, he was requirements for trenching operations:
dead killed in another trench cave-in.
He was one of at least 23 workers who died in U.S. trenching mishaps in Protect yourself
2016, compared to just 11 in each of 2014 and 2015. The Occupational Safety Do not enter an unprotected trench! Trenches 5 feet deep or greater
require a protective system unless the excavation is made entirely in sta-
and Health Administration released the troubling statistic last November ble rock. Trenches 20 feet deep or greater require that the protective sys-
with six weeks left in the calendar year. There is no excuse, says Dr. David tem be designed by a registered professional engineer or be based on
Michaels, OSHAs assistant secretary of labor. These fatalities are completely tabulated data prepared and/or approved by a registered professional
engineer.
preventable by complying with OSHA standards that every construction
contractor should know.
According to local media reports, the 33-year-old victim in Ohio posted Protective systems
Never again aint worth it on his Facebook page after the first incident May There are different types of protective systems. Sloping involves cutting
back the trench wall at an angle inclined away from the excavation. Shor-
10, 2016. On June 15, he was killed when a sewer line trench that collapsed ing requires installing aluminum hydraulic or other types of supports to
earlier the same day gave way again. Despite the history of instability, no prevent soil movement and cave-ins. Shielding protects workers by using
cave-in protection was provided. OSHA issued the company two willful and trench boxes or other types of supports to prevent soil cave-ins. Design-
ing a protective system can be complex because you must consider many
two serious safety violations with a proposed penalty of $274,359. factors: soil classification, depth of cut, water content of soil, changes due
The citations state that the 60-foot-long by 12-foot-deep trench had no to weather or climate, surcharge loads (spoil, other materials to be used in
protection against cave-in, the walls were not property sloped, shored, the trench) and other operations in the vicinity.
benched or protected against collapse, and spoils had been placed within 2
feet of the trench. After the trench had collapsed earlier, workers were sent Competent person
back in to dig out the caved-in soil from the trench. It later collapsed again, OSHA standards require that trenches be inspected daily and as condi-
tions change by a competent person prior to worker entry to ensure elimi-
trapping the victim under 8 feet of dirt. His body was not recovered until nation of excavation hazards. A competent person is an individual who is
several hours later. capable of identifying existing and predictable hazards or working condi-
Michaels calls the number of deaths an alarming and unacceptable trend tions that are hazardous, unsanitary or dangerous to employees, and who
is authorized to take prompt corrective measures to eliminate or control
that must be halted. The dramatic increase in deaths comes as OSHA has a these hazards and conditions.
national emphasis program directed at trenching and excavation, which it
lists as one of the most hazardous operations in the construction industry. Access and egress
It is truly sad that so many trench collapse fatalities are still occurring OSHA requires safe access and egress to all excavations, including lad-
ders, steps, ramps or other safe means of exit for employees working in
despite availability of a wide variety of shoring systems and trench boxes, trench excavations 4 feet or deeper. These devices must be located within
says Tony Simunac, sales manager for Pronal-USA, which manufactures and 25 feet of all workers.
sells the SmartShore inflatable trench shoring system. The easier the system
is to use, the more likely the crews will use it. O General trenching and excavation rules
- Keep heavy equipment away from trench edges
- Keep surcharge loads at least 2 feet from trench edges
- Know where underground utilities are located
- Test for low oxygen, hazardous fumes and toxic gases
- Inspect trenches at the start of each shift
- Inspect trenches following a rainstorm
- Do not work under raised loads

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November

Cant get
Becoming credentialed
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Installing media filters


Page 18

System Profile:
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Partnerships
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Onsite consultant Mike Treinen
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Page 10

Mike Treinen,
Onsite Wastewater
Consultant

enough
Clean sand for mounds
Page 18
June

Replacement
restaurant system
Page 22

The roles of
septic tanks
Page 32
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Fixing the
RIGHT PROBLEM
Christmans Septic insists on a
correct diagnosis before making
system repairs PAGE 10

Installer?
Does effluent ponding
mean system failure?
February

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A perfect system
in a tight spot
Page 20

Watertight and
workin right
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MIRACLE
WORKER Georgias Gravelator Systems has
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and events of the wastewater treatment industry.

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PRODUCT NEWS INDUSTRY NEWS

Franklin Electric
PowerSewer System Pettibone names Raffaelli VP and GM
The redesigned FPS PowerSewer System from Scott Raffaelli has been named vice president and general manager of
Franklin Electric is a low-pressure system that pumps Pettibone/Traverse Lift. Raffaelli will oversee all company activities, including
residential and commercial wastewater to a collection engineering, operations, sales and aftermarket.
or treatment area, providing an alternative to gravity
sewer systems and septic tanks. The float tree is Komatsu CEO Rod Schrader named
spring-loaded and easily removable, with a to AEM board of directors
progressive lift handle to simplify pump removal. The Komatsu America announced that CEO Rod Schrader
system also features an isolated pump support to
has been elected to the board of directors of the Associa-
accommodate heavier pumps for expanded applications. 260/824-2900;
www.franklinwater.com. tion of Equipment Manufacturers, the North American-
based international trade group for the off-road equipment
Felling Trailers Rod Schrader manufacturing industry.
I Series
The I Series from Felling Trailers John Deere employees increase volunteer hours
incorporates additional standard In 2016, Deere & Co. employees increased by more than 50 percent the
features, structural strength and number of volunteer hours in service to community organizations worldwide,
ease of operator use. The design of totaling nearly 158,000 hours in the year. Deere launched its Serving Our
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fied to reduce the number of welds
needed in production, adding strength in final construction. The tailboard
Infiltrator Water Technologies
incorporates a four-taillight LED system and a new design that offers a level
transition onto rear deck boards when loading, extending deck life. An addi- celebrates 30th anniversary
tional 2 inches added to the ramp width provides an 18-inch center gap Infiltrator Water Technologies celebrates 30 years in the onsite wastewater
between ramps. 800/245-2809; www.felling.com. O industry this year. A septic system failure in the 1980s at the home of Jim
Nichols, the companys founder, sparked the invention of the gravelless plastic
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ALABAMA GEORGIA Maine Association of Granite State Designers and


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Wastewater Association; Wastewater Association; www.mapss.org www.gsdia.org; 603/228-1231
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334/396-3434 678/646-0379 MARYLAND NEW MEXICO
Maryland Onsite Wastewater Professional Onsite Wastewater
ARIZONA Georgia F.O.G. Alliance; Professionals Association; Reuse Association of
Arizona Onsite Wastewater www.georgiafog.com www.mowpa.org; 443/570-2029 New Mexico;
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Onsite Wastewater Massachusetts Association of
ARKANSAS Association of Idaho; Onsite Wastewater Professionals; NEW YORK
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www.arkowa.com MICHIGAN www.lilwa.org; 631/585-0448
ILLINOIS Michigan Onsite Wastewater
CALIFORNIA Onsite Wastewater Recycling Association; NORTH CAROLINA
California Onsite Professionals of Illinois; www.mowra.org North Carolina Septic
Wastewater Association; www.owpi.org Tank Association;
www.cowa.org; 530/513-6658 Michigan Septic www.ncsta.net; 336/416-3564
INDIANA Tank Association;
COLORADO Indiana Onsite Waste Water www.msta.biz; 989/808-8648 North Carolina Portable
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in Onsite Wastewater; www.iowpa.org; 317/889-2382 MINNESOTA www.ncportabletoiletgroup.org;
www.cpow.net; 720/626-8989 Minnesota Onsite 252/249-1097
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860/267-1057 KANSAS Missouri Smallflows OHIO
Kansas Small Flows Organization; Ohio Onsite
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Delaware On-Site Wastewater www.ksfa.org; 913/594-1472 417/631-4027 www.ohioonsite.org;
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