MPCA SSTS Bulletin

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SSTS Bulletin

September 2017


The SSTS "experience" at the Minnesota State Fair

The EcoExperience at the Minnesota State Fair is always a big attraction for fairgoers, such as this couple that stopped at the MPCA SSTS display and chatted with Kristi Kalk, MPCA inspector. 

"It's always fun to meet and talk to people about their septic systems," Kalk says. "One man told me he's had a septic system for many years and it works great. I asked him if he ever had it pumped. He said, no. I encouraged him to hire someone to check out his tank and have it pumped. I'm sure it's probably full."

Certification and Training Unit wants you! (to volunteer)


 By Nick Haig

The MPCA is seeking volunteers for “need-to-know” job analysis efforts this winter:

  • Installer Exam Question Piloting – you must have taken the Installer exam in the past. We are especially interested in balancing practicing Installers with QE inspectors that have installation experience. This will begin in early, 2018.
  • Introduction to Onsite Systems and Soils Task Analysis Development – We would really like to form two solid groups of professionals with a variety of backgrounds.

Each of these groups will meet in St. Paul two or three times this fall and winter. We will plan on beginning in October for Soils and November or December for the Introduction effort.

These opportunities do not require a long-term commitment – feel free to participate in any or all sessions as your schedule allows.

Call 651-757-2536 if you are interested. Feel free to share this information with others who may be interested in helping out.