If you plan on attending the 2017 NOWRA Onsite Mega-Conference in Dover, DE next week, be sure not to miss a presentation by Mark Mazzochette, PE and Mike Haufler, PG of the Hydro-Terra Group. Their presentation: Outside the Box Solutions: Case Studies of Unique On-site Wastewater Systems in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed, will present an overview [more]
The Percolation Test (PT) rate of fall or “Perc Time” is still used in many jurisdictions to determine suitability for onsite sewage disposal or for sizing of soil absorption systems (drainfields) and stormwater infiltration BMPs. It has been understood for some time, however, that PT is less than ideal because it is not just a function of [more]
Engineering Technologies Canada Ltd. (dba Dynamic Monitors) has an immediate opening for a Junior Marketing & Sales Assistant in our head office located in Stratford, PE. The successful candidate must meet the requirements of the NRC Green Youth Program. Eligibility information is as follows: On the date that the employment begins, the Youth must be: Between [more]
Drainage stone is supposed to drain. After all, typical 3/4″ to 1.5″ gravel used in septic trenches has a lot of void space. In my early days working at an engineering firm with a materials testing lab, I tested some typical, but fairly dirty, septic gravel and it had approximately 40% open space. So water [more]
Click here for suggested Hydrotek valve and monitor details for freezing climates. For a suggested detail for moderate climates, refer to alternate drawing D6-003. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to receive AutoCAD versions of these details to use in your own project drawings. D6-001-Winterized-Hydrotek-Valve-&-Monitor-Detail-Updated
Click here for engineering details for using the IVM6000 Valve Monitor with Hydrotek valves in moderate climates. For a suggested detail for freezing climates, refer to alternate drawing D6-001. D6-003-Hydrotek-Valve-&-Monitor-Detail-Updated Please contact email@example.com if you would like to receive AutoCAD versions of these details to use in your own project drawings.
The ETC Pask Permeameter is constant head well permeameter designed and manufactured by Dynamic Monitors. It can be used to determine the field saturated hydraulic conductivity (Kfs) or the T time or percolation time (perc time) of soil or other porous media. Although the instrument has some limitations compared to more expensive alternatives such as the Guelph Permeameter, [more]
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Internet of Things (IoT) related products and services are predicted to become the next big mass market reality since the development of the world wide web. With Septic Sitter™, the IoT and Home Automation go underground…in your backyard. But just what is the value to the environment and consumers in having a smart, internet connected [more]
Further to my article about the septic system drainfield we have been monitoring with our Septic Sitter liquid level sensor, here are the details about the design, materials used, installation, construction of this septic system. Not everyone is interested in all these details (Can you believe it!? What is wrong with them?! ) which is [more]