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Troubleshooting Septic Tanks (1.5 hrs)

This presentation will discuss aspects and methods for troubleshooting tanks of various materials. It will also discuss troubleshooting the performance of tanks, such as: system backing up into the home, then there could be clogging due to various factors: roots, poor slope on inlet piping, bends, or possibly the pipe has settled, field inspection methods will be discussed to check these possibilities. Other issues to review: Proper pumping intervals, sludge and scum depths, surface drainage, tank siting/location, backfill settlement, tank settlement. Observations of a proper and improper functioning tank: odors, scum buildup, or conversely lack of a proper scum layer, dead tanks, and wastewater color (strength observation). 

The instructors for this class are Dennis Hallahan with Infiltrator and Claude Goguen with the National Precast Concrete Association.
While taking the class, for Technical Support call (888) 705-6002 (8 am - 8 pm EST) or email