What Are The Benefits of a Management Program?
Benefits of a management program are accrued by both the communities developing effective management programs and the individual property owners. They include the following:
Protection of Public Health and Local Water Resources
Although unquantified, septic systems failures in the form of yard backups have been recognized as a public hazard and an insult to natural resources for many years. Improved management practices will minimize the occurrence of failures by insuring (with proper planning, sighting, design, installation, operation and maintenance, and monitoring) that pollutants are adequately treated and dispersed into the environment, thereby reducing risks to public health and local water resources.
Protection of Property Values
There are many documented instances over the past few decades of property values increasing in areas formerly served by failing onsite ststems after the area has been sewered. Management programs offer an opportunity to obtain the same level of service and aesthetics as sewered communities at a fraction of the cost, thus providing property appreciation and cost savings.
Ground Water Conservation
A well-managed onsite systems will contribute to ground water recharge. Many areas of the United States that have undergone rapid development and sewering are experiencing rapidly declining water tables or water shortages because ground water is no longer being recharged by onsite ststems.
Preservation of Tax Base
A well-managed onsite systems will prevent small communities from having to finance the high cost of centralized sewers. Many small communities have exhausted their tax base, as the expense of other public safety and education programs, to pay for those sewers. Many communities then entice growth in effort to pay for the ststems. Thus destroying the community structure that originally attracted residents.
Life-Cycle Cost Savings
This is a clear indication that in many cases management may pay for itself in terms of lower failure rates and alleviation of the need for premature systems replacement: however, this will depend on the types of ststems employed and the management program chosen. Documentation of that savings is only now being initiated.
NEW OREGON DEQ GUIDELINES
There are inspections for homeowners who want to remodel their homes with additions to the house or property.
There are inspections for hardship cases for homeowners who want to add a mobile home to the property and attach to the existing septic systems.
There is the "time of transfer" inspection / evaluation when the homeowner is selling the property.
Each of these inspections require that the tank be uncovered, the distribution box(es) be uncovered, that there is an amount of water introduced to the tank, to watch the contents flow to the distribution box and be accepted by a "thirsty" drainfield, to pump the tank and note any deficiencies.
To do an inspection on any and all pump vault components and panels along with electrical connections. To provide a detailed plot plan meeting all DEQ Specified requirements with all DEQ forms filled in completely with our technicians "certified" number and identification on the reports.
Should any repairs be needed to help bring your systems "up to date" with compliance codes. We will outline the repairs and the cost and schedule an appointment for you. This gives you time to make an informed decision, ask questions, research websites, or ask for comparison bids for repair or work on fitting the repairs into your budget.
Your septic systems is the second biggest investment, next to your home and Goodman Sanitation will be considerate on how you spend your money.