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 back-up into the structure....
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...
Proper Care of Your Septic System

Proper Care of Your Septic System

Inspect and Pump Frequently The average household septic system should be inspected at least every three years by a septic service professional. Household septic tanks are typically pumped every three to five years. Alternative systems with electrical float switches,...