Originally Posted By: jremas
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Ok here is an example. On several occasions I have come across pipes that lead down to the drainage ditch along the road/highway and with some dye (I rarely use dye) I was able to connect point A (toilet) with B (pipe into drainage ditch).
2nd example, dye showing up in recreational lake.
3rd example, dye coming out of pipe right into a stream.
Actual examples, I find them. One of the pipes was about 200 yards away from the tank down a hill by the road. You must walk the property before and during a septic evaluation and look for these things. Just probing the absorbtion area does not cut it. PROOF........
To answer Joe F, of course we will never report bedrooms, tank needing pumped or alarm not working but the above examples directly affect the general public. I do not report to any AHJs because none of them have put it in writing and I let the repair contractor take the responsibility of notifying the SEO when applicable for repairs.
I was trained, however, to check with the local AHJ that I am performing septic evaluations to see if they require us to disclose our findings. The HI law only covers the HI report so this is in another category by itself, so don't hide behind that...............
This thread should get pretty big on this sensitive subject. Another factor is the loss of business if you are known as an inspector who always runs to the AHJ and reports any breakout or serious waste issues.
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Northeastern PA & the Poconos