Using PSMA protocol to inspect wastewater treatment systems

A video titled 'PSMA Protocol: Inspecting On-lot Wastewater Treatment Systems' is now available from the National Small Flows Clearinghouse (NSFC).

MORGANTOWN, WV, Feb. 9, 2001 — A video titled "PSMA Protocol: Inspecting On-lot Wastewater Treatment Systems" is now available from the National Small Flows Clearinghouse (NSFC).

In this video, a Pennsylvania Septage Management Association (PSMA)-certified inspector explains what an inspection entails and takes the viewer through a Pennsylvania Level 1 inspection of a septic system. System components are discussed, along with equipment used to perform the inspection, the signs of a working system, and direct and indirect signs of deterioration or failure.

The video discusses the sand mound as an alternative to a conventional septic system. Depending upon the results of the inspection, the report may include corrective measures and a cost estimate for repair or replacement. This 24-minute video could serve as a reference for engineers, contractors/developers, state regulatory agencies, local and public health officials, and the general public.

The cost for this video is $12.50 plus shipping charges. To order, call the NSFC at (800) 624-8301 or (304) 293-4191, and request Item #WWVTPE49. You also may send e-mail to nsfc_orders@mail.estd.wvu.edu.

Located at West Virginia University, the NSFC is a nonprofit organization funded by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to provide free and low-cost information about small community wastewater treatment. For more information, visit NSFC's Web site at http://www.nsfc.wvu.edu.

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