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February 23, 2015

I was invited to attend training and workshop and facility tour at Orenco Systems, Inc location in Sutherlin, Oregon.  This was actually my 2nd trip to this place.  This company really has their stuff together.  They bought up an old airport and turned it into a huge p...

February 5, 2015

I receive a ton of calls from new homeowners or land purchasers looking to find out what they need to know about planning their septic system.  Usually, the questions are: 

-What is the process?


-How much should I budget?  

Both are very valid questions.  So lets...

January 2, 2015

I thought I would add a glossary of some of the more common industry terms, for those of you that like to "dig" a little more and understand some of the lingo.  I want to give credit to OSI for alot of this information.

Here it goes:


Attached Growth Process 

Also sometim...

June 22, 2014

I have to say, I am very impressed.  


I was called out to a site that had an Orenco Secondary Wastewater Treatment System installed.  It was the Advantex AX-20 setup.   This was a medium-sized home that had not-so-good soils and therefore the choice was made to install...

February 3, 2014

I had a gentleman northwest of Red Deer call me with a problem.  His treatment mound had failed.  By doing some of his own research, he decided to open up the mound and look for clues.  He noticed that there was an extremely thick layer of "biomat" on the top of the sa...

November 2, 2013

High Water Table problems...


High water tables can be a problem for an onsite septic system.  Many homeowners or land developers do not realize where the water table might be. 


The picture above shows a great example.  During the site evaluation, we inspected the...

September 15, 2013

My design on this was a little out of the ordinary.  There was a decent slope on the property, and the homeowner wanted the tank to be installed up-slope from his home.  The home has a full 9' walkout basement.  I normally don't like to do this, but, hey, there is alwa...

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