An Onsite Wastewater Treatment System Inspection is an objective evaluation of the onsite Wastewater Treatment Systems. This inspection is based on the experience and expertise of a qualified inspector in accordance with prescribed standards. It is an evaluation of each component examined leading to a conclusion about the system's condition. It is a written narrative report of the evaluation of each component examined, leading to a conclusion about the septic system's condition, at the time of inspection. It is not a warranty or guarantee that the system will properly function for any period of time in the future, nor is there any assurance that the soil is currently adequately treating or will adequately treat effluent. For more information visit:
- Pennsylvania Septage Management Association - PSMA standards set forth and clarify the methods and criteria for conducting Onsite Wastewater Treatment System Inspections.
- National Small Flows Clearinghouse - Funded by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the NSFC helps America's small communities and homeowners solve their wastewater problems to protect public health and the environment.
- Principles/Design of Onsite Waste Disposal with Septic Systems - Basics of onsite treatment: septic tanks, drainfields, mounds, and water conservation.
- How Sewer and Septic Systems Work - A look at the inner workings of sewer systems so that you can understand how they handle the billions of gallons of wastewater that the world produces every day!
- Septic Tank Inspection and Trouble-Shooting (PDF) - Some great information from a buyer, a seller and an agent involved with a real estate sale involving a property with a septic system.
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