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Soil Test Pits For Septic System Design

DIGGING TEST PITS IS WHERE IT ALL STARTS As you have probably already figured out, septic systems are a little more complicated than what they were just 10 or 20 years ago.   Regulations for Private Sewage in Alberta go through a code cycle approx every 5 years … and with each code cycle there are… Continue reading Soil Test Pits For Septic System Design

Soils Days Training

Spring 2021 – Mandatory Soils Day Training for new students Another spring, another round of teaching the mandatory soils days for new students.   Did you know that this day in the field is required as part of the Private Sewage Certification in Alberta? Red Deer, Grande Prairie,  Lethbridge and Cochrane are all destinations where I… Continue reading Soils Days Training

Can you spot the items in the tank?

These things should never be found in a septic tank… can you spot them? I was doing a service on an Advanced Treatment Unit (Orenco AX-20) and was surprised by what I found in the 1st chamber of the septic tank.  See if you can spot any of the items:-Coffee grounds / packs-“Disposable” wipes-Foil wrappers-Can… Continue reading Can you spot the items in the tank?

Onsite Installer – Class Is In Session – Cover Article

Onsite Installer is one of the industry’s largest print and online magazine in USA and Canada.  As an active reader, I was more than excited when they reached out to me for a feature story in the February 2021 edition.   Here are some excerpts from the article, which you can read the full article by… Continue reading Onsite Installer – Class Is In Session – Cover Article

Calgary Zoo Foundation -Septic System Design Special Project

Although hippo’s weren’t part of the project, I was thrilled to work with the Calgary Zoo Foundation to provide them with a complex septic system design for their special project east of Calgary…

How to Troubleshoot a Septic Tank Pump (and When to Call on the Pros)

Learn how to troubleshoot a septic tank pump in this guide. Plus, discover the signs you need to call in the professionals for repairs or replacements. There are not too many words that are scarier when thrown together than “septic tank” and “failure”. When something in your septic tank system stops working properly, it can… Continue reading How to Troubleshoot a Septic Tank Pump (and When to Call on the Pros)

Septic Tank Maintenance: 7 Benefits of Regular Cleaning and Servicing

Regular septic tank maintenance ensures optimal functionality and performance of septic tanks. Here’s why you should have cleaning and servicing done often. When you live outside the city limits and aren’t connected to a city sewer line, then you need a septic tank to handle the outflow of waste from your home. Wastewater includes anything… Continue reading Septic Tank Maintenance: 7 Benefits of Regular Cleaning and Servicing

Proud to be featured in the largest industry magazine in North America

Cultivating Goodwill During Uncertain Times The onsite service and pumping community should consider giving cash-strapped customers a financial breather when possible In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s likely that many pumpers and onsite service providers are calling on customers who suddenly aren’t financially equipped to handle either routine tank pumping or emergency system… Continue reading Proud to be featured in the largest industry magazine in North America

Stay off the soil! Soil Compaction is …. P-E-R-M-A-N-E-N-T

Humans, along with all our activities, cause widespread soil compaction. An ideal soil has 50 percent pore space: some air-filled pores and some filled with water. In addition, 45 percent of a typical soil is composed of mineral materials, with 5 percent composed of living and dead organic materials. The term compaction includes include soil… Continue reading Stay off the soil! Soil Compaction is …. P-E-R-M-A-N-E-N-T

Two year old boy dies after falling into a septic tank.

This heartbreaking story is an important reminder to ensure septic and holding tanks are secured with locked lids.