AS INSPECTORS WE ARE
CHARGED WITH PROTECTION
OF THE AQUIFER
• No person shall
or wastewater that
from an on-site
except under an
Permit issued by
A PERSON SHALL NOT USE A
CESSPOOL FOR SEWAGE DISPOSAL.
DISTRIBUTION BOX 9D WHAT TO DO?
OPEN FOR INSPECTION, VIDEO, CHECK NOT DETERMINED?
• CHECKING D-BOX AND FIELD
Run water into the leachfield to make
sure there is not a break in the
delivery line, and at the same time
view the inside of the pipe with the
Flowing water can be going into a hole.
Unless you can actually see where it is
moving, flow test can be
You can see how many perforated
holes take the effluent.
Generally, effluent only drops through
the first few feet of perforated pipe.
When effluent flows to the end of the
field, and does not pond in the
pipe, there is not necessarily an issue
with the field. It may be that the holes
are partially plugged with buildup and
effluent moves down the line.
Hydraulic Loading Test presentation to
follow by Kitt Farrell-Poe.
EXFILTRATION AT OUTLET DELIVERY 9B
EFFLUENT NOT REACHING DISPOSAL WORKS.
DISPOSAL WORKS B
EVIDENCE OF MALFUNCTION?
FIELD INSPECTION PORTS 9 E
HOW TO MEASURE ?
INDICATE DEPTH (IN INCHES) FROM TOP OF EACH PORT TO:
BOTTOM OF PORT WASTEWATER (LIQUID) SURFACE
SHALLOW FIELDS, IRRIGATION WATER GOES
DIRECTLY INTO THE FIELD.
PINE TREE ROOTS
Life Expectancy is up!
Some are honeycombed.
Some are filled with rocks, boulders.
Can be 3-5ft. In diameter.
Can be 10-15 ft. deep.
Specific criteria for 2001.
When to Perform
Vet Fixtures (two septic systems),
No permit, or mis-information,
Water over field,
Determine city sewer or septic system,
Determine fixtures on gray water.