|Septic System Designs
Our office has successfully designed and overseen the construction of numerous residential and commercial wastewater treatment systems throughout the Hudson Valley and Catskill regions. Projects range from new construction to evaluating and repairing existing systems. Our staff has successfully worked with the New York State Health Department (NYSDOH), several County Health Departments, New York City Department of Environmental Protection (NYCDEP), New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC), and the Catskill Watershed Corporation (CWC).
Our office has worked and cooperated with homeowners located in the New York City Watershed West of the Hudson River region as a part of the CWC Septic Rehabilitation and Replacement Program. This program provides funding assistance to eligible homeowners for repairing or replacing existing systems which are failing or are likely to fail. CWC also has a Septic Maintenance Program and Business Septic Repair Program to help residences and small businesses pay for system maintenance and repairs.
The design of residential on-site wastewater treatment systems, or septic systems as they are commonly referred to, requires the completion of field and office work. The field work includes performing soil percolation tests and witnessing deep soil tests to determine the suitability of the soil and the type of treatment system to be designed. Our office has designed systems ranging from conventional in-ground types to enhanced treatment units (ETUs) such as peat fiber biofilters.
Our office has designed and obtained permits for commercial wastewater treatment systems varying from sub-surface or groundwater discharges to surface water discharges. Any surface water or groundwater discharge greater than 1000 gallons per day must be covered by a State Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (SPDES) permit issued by the NYSDEC under Article 17 of the Environmental Conservation Law.