NPCA Director of Technical Services Kayla Hanson, P.E. traveled to Manchester, N.H. on March 25-26, to exhibit and conduct education at the Granite State Designers & Installers Spring Septic System Conference.
Hanson offered a presentation on precast concrete wastewater tank durability during the opening general session attended by more than 400 onsite wastewater industry specifiers, regulators, designers, installers and academia. The second presentation covered watertightness of precast tanks.
With funding from the On-site Wastewater Optional Ballot, NPCA represented our members and the precast industry on the tradeshow floor as well.
Sealants were a hot topic of discussion at the NPCA booth, which Hanson attributed to challenges brought forth by a recently-passed NH Department of Environmental Services (DES) regulation that requires tanks within 75 ft. of a well to be sealed.
Hanson and a NHDES representative in attendance had a productive discussion on adjusting the regulation language to include a clear justification for the requirement and recommendations on appropriate sealants. Furthermore, the NHDES representative requested NPCA professional staff to provide guidance on future updates to the regulation.
Hanson added the tradeshow floor had a healthy presence of precast, with a few NPCA producer member exhibits.
NPCA professional staff is dedicated to representing our members and the precast industry wherever visibility is needed. Contact Education Outreach Coordinator Ashley Benson with recommendations or leads for NPCA participation opportunities.
For a complete listing of NPCA’s Technical Services Representation, please visit https://precast.org/plant-resources/technical-services/representation/.