On January 23, 2012, The Pennsylvania Septage Management Association (PSMA) launched its long awaited “Drip Irrigation Inspection-AM” endorsement training. This one day course was a compilation of efforts of Frank Parker, Ray Erb and Jeff Rachlin. Once a candidate successfully completes this training (along with PSMA’s 101 or 102 inspection status) he or she gains an endorsement to enable them to inspect or write a drip irrigation inspection report applying the PSMA Standards to reach a conclusion about American Manufacturing’s Perc-Rite® Drip Dispersal Septic Systems.
This 8 hour course consists of classroom training with video clips from an actual inspection. The concept of unsaturated flows are taught with a video from the Consortium of Institutes for Decentralized Wastewater Treatment (CIDWT). With another video, trainees see how different types of Drip systems are installed and tested during the installation process (Lake County, Ohio Health Department).
The inspection protocol is designed to test manual and automatic functions in a drip system so that a report can be promulgated to a client during a real estate transaction. When components are found to be “unsatisfactory” a probable cause is stated or a course of “more investigation” is suggested.
The endorsement will be required by end of 2012 in order to inspect this type of system. OnSite Management, Inc. now has three properly endorsed inspectors for inspecting drip irrigation wastewater systems. For more information please do not hesitate to contact us at 610-430-3100 or online at www.OnSiteMGT.com . You may also obtain the brochure “The Advantages of A Drip Irrigation Onlot Sewage Treatment System Maintenance Agreement” by clicking here.