TUTORIAL: Septic Tanks

PASEO Training Tutorial #2  — Septic Tanks 1.0    Introduction: A septic tank is one of two types of treatment tanks used to treat on-lot sewage in Pennsylvania.  While the other type of treatment tank (aerobic tank or aerobic treatment...
TUTORIAL: Building Sewers

TUTORIAL: Building Sewers

PASEO Training Tutorial #1  — Building Sewers 1.0   Introduction: The building sewer is an integral, yet often overlooked, component of a sewage disposal system.  An improperly constructed building sewer can result in clogging and sewage...
Understanding the Law

Understanding the Law

ACT 537 – AN OVERVIEW OF THE SEWAGE FACILITIES PROGRAM (Source: PA DEP) History of the Act 537 Program Domestic sewage and wastewater are treated and disposed of by various methods, ranging from large municipally-owned sewage treatment plants to community or...
What to Do After a Flood

What to Do After a Flood

Where can I find information on my septic system?Please contact your local health department for additional advice and assistance. For more information on onsite/decentralized wastewater systems, you can visit EPA’s Septic Systems Web site. Do I pump my tank during...
What is a Septic System?

What is a Septic System?

Common in rural areas without centralized sewer systems, septic systems are underground wastewater treatment structures that use a combination of nature and time-tested technology to treat wastewater from household plumbing produced by bathrooms, kitchen drains, and...