ATTENTION HOMEOWNERS...if your IOWPA Certified Inspector is NOT using the IOWPA Inspector Report and Inspector Summary... the inspection is not recognized by IOWPA and MAY not be recognized by your county health department.
IOWPA is now accepting applications for 2020 Field Days, Homeowners may contact their local Health Departments to get the required assistance with your application process.
Amanda Lahners, LaPorte County recognized in Pumper Magazine for septic inspections at point-of-sale property transfer:
To prepare for the Inspector Certification Training, we recommend the following:
Print a copy and review both the Inspection Form and Summary. IOWPA does not recognize
any other form submitted and are encouraging county health departments to do the same.
This form is the most comprehensive.
Review the Indiana Code Rule 410 and take the Installer's Practice exam in advance. It's approximately 60 pages. Click on the link:
The Indiana State Department of Health's Environmental Health Division/Onsite Sewage Systems Program page is chock full of information regarding technologies, etc. Click on this link to access this information:
This was written by Sara Heger of the University of Minnesota. It is a great resource for our wastewater workers.
We encourage everyone to read the entire guidance, but are sharing our two biggest takeaways from the attached guidance in case you do not have time to read it in its entirety soon.
1. Aerosolized wastewater is encountered during opening of tank lids and during normal pumping activities. Currently, it is unknown as to the extent that COVID-19 is spread in this manner; however, exposure to many pathogens in this manner is a great risk to wastewater workers and PPE should be used at all times during these events.
2. Toilet paper, when used in normal amounts, should not be of concern for use in on-site sewage systems. However, if toilet paper shortages result in use of “flushable” wipes (which should NEVER be flushed), paper towels, facial tissues, or other items are used in place of toilet paper, these items should be put into a trash receptacle and NOT flushed.Type your paragraph here.