A system using combined treatment and dispersal piping provides a solution for a house on a small creekside lot. The owner of a four-bedroom home in Rochester, N.Y., noticed some wet spots on his 15- by 10-foot drainfield. As the civil engineer for a township, he understood the implications of leaking leach lines next to a creek. The system was 40 to 50 years old. The only solution he found on the Internet appeared to be an advanced treatment unit, which was beyond his budget. Looking for a more affordable alternative that did not require a maintenance contract, he found Meyers Environmental in Fairport, N.Y., a company noted for dealing with difficult sites and soils.
Five Ways to Manage the Soil for Planting
The soil, as the primary resource for food production and the most important tool for every farmer, is crucial for farming. Successful farming begins with the quality soil, which provides water and essential nutrients to the crops. Rich and healthy soil, combined with the appropriate amount of water and sunlight can significantly contribute to global food production. Proper soil management protects and enhances soil performance. It also reduces input costs, prevents pollution and improves yields and crop...
Which Compact Tractor Should I Buy?
One of the more significant purchases a smallholder is likely to make is a compact tractor. If you’ve put off investing in one until now you may be worried about making the wrong choice and not getting the value you need out of your investment. Here we share some of the things you should consider when comparing different models, so you can make the right choice. Having answered the questions below if you would like to chat through your options, please contact us. We would be delighted to share our expertise...
The Geoweb Soil stabilization system - Case Study
The GEOWEB® system is a proven technology for solving challenging soil stabilization problems common in the railroad industry. Railway engineers worldwide have successfully applied the GEOWEB® cellular confinement technology to 1) provide a high-stiffness roadbed foundation at grade under track, crossings and turnouts, particularly in areas of weak soils, 2) eliminate deterioration from sloughing and spreading of embankment slopes and 3) stabilize drainage channels.THE Cost benefits of the solutionThe...
In-Situ Oxidation of a Chlorinated Pesticide Impacted Soil - Case Study
Site Overview Former Agricultural Area in Southern California Contamination DDE, DDD, DDT, Toxaphene History Residual concentrations of chlorinated pesticides (DDE, DDD, DDT, and Toxaphene) were identified in soils around the former farm and dairy. DDT and Toxaphene are chlorinated pesticides that were commonly used to control insects. DDE and DDD are common impurities and metabolites of DDT. The size of the impacted area was approximately fifteen acres to a depth of two feet. The...
Ordinances To Amend Soils Boost Compost Demand
Municipalities everywhere are realizing that some of the environmental issues they are grappling with locally may be mitigated by healthier soils. In the late 1990s, when Puget Sound Chinook salmon was listed as threatened, Washington State officials scrambled to find ways to improve water quality in the Puget Sound and protect spawning streams. They identified a number of methods to reduce environmental impacts and restore salmon habitat, including addressing a simple but growing problem: the loss of water...