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Hydro-Terra Group Case Study – Lakeview Estates Wastewater Upgrades

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]

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Perc Test

New Expression Relating Kfs to Percolation Time

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]

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ETC Pask Permeameter Kit

Comparison of the ETC Pask Permeameter to the Guelph Permeameter

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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The “Internet of Things” goes underground with Septic Sitter!

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]

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Design details for septic drainfield we are monitoring with Septic Sitter, Queens County, PE, Canada

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]

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