As a trade association dedicated to advancing the precast concrete industry, we take great pride in our core values. They guide day-to-day operations and ensure NPCA provides maximum impact to members and the industry.
One such value, service, is at the heart of what we do. To us, it means we remain dedicated to serving members by providing them with the resources needed to be successful. Our Technical Services Department plays a major role in accomplishing this by representing the industry at a wide range of key meetings throughout the year.
In March, NPCA professional staff attended the Granite State Designers and Installers Spring Septic System Conference & Expo in Manchester, N.H. Claude Goguen, director of sustainability and technical education, conducted two presentations on precast concrete. While at the event, he also learned that the New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services was accepting comments for updates to the state’s septic tank code.
Recognizing this as an opportunity to implement several improvements, NPCA staff worked with members in New Hampshire and the surrounding region to propose several changes to the code. The new language aims to:
- Establish greater consistency in septic tank regulations
- Raise the quality of the structures supplied
- Offer more specific guidelines for septic tank installation
According to Greg Stratis, manager of Shea Concrete Products in Amesbury, Mass., the overarching goal of the submitted changes is to ensure end users receive a quality product every time.
“By staying up to date with industry regulations, we’re able to keep precast concrete products at the top of mind when it comes to septic tank systems,” he said.
Should the proposed changes be accepted, the new code will provide precast concrete manufacturers servicing New Hampshire an opportunity to increase their business.
If you’d like to learn more about the changes to New Hampshire’s septic tank code, please contact NPCA.