Other Reference Materials
Homeowners may qualify to install a liquid waste system after passing a homeowners installation test administered at your local NMED Field Office. Please contact your local field office for more information.
- Homeowner Installation Manual (English Version)
- Guía para el Dueño de Casa: Cómo Instalar un Tanque Séptico y Campo de Desagüe (Spanish Version)
- National Association of Wastewater Transporters (NAWT) offers Inspector Training and also Vacuum Truck Technician Training for pumpers and septage haulers.
- National Onsite Wastewater Recycling Association (NOWRA) provides leadership and promotes the onsite wastewater treatment and recycling industry through education, training, communication and quality tools to support excellence in performance.
- Professional Onsite Wastewater Reuse Association of New Mexico (POWRANM) brings onsite wastewater reuse professionals in New Mexico into contact with resources, opportunities and information.
- New Mexico Onsite Wastewater Association (NMOWA) actively participates in protecting the groundwater of New Mexico by furthering the onsite industry through collaboration and education of government, manufacturers, installers and consumers.
- New Mexico Rural Water Association provides training and technical assistance to rural water and wastewater utilities throughout New Mexico, and represents the legislative and regulatory interests of its members.
- New Mexico Water and Wastewater Association assists New Mexico’s Water Technology Professionals through training and certification testing.
- Consortium of Institutes for Decentralized Wastewater Treatment (CIDWT) is a group of Educational Institutions cooperating on decentralized wastewater training and research efforts.
Technical Design References:
Technologies other than conventional septic tanks and drainfields are available for use on difficult sites or where conditions require a higher level of wastewater treatment. NMED accepts designs of some alternative systems based on recognized sources:
- Wisconsin Mound Design Manual
- At-Grade Systems (Elevated Beds)
- Sand Lined Trench
- Alternative Technologies to a Conventional Treatment System
- A Homeowner’s Guide to Evaluating Service Contracts – Owners of advanced treatment systems (ATS) are required to enter into a maintenance contract for the life of the system. The Consortium of Institutes for Decentralized Wastewater Treatment (CIDWT) provides this publication to assist evaluating maintenance contracts.
Old References – NMED has compiled a long list of websites and links related to liquid waste. To peruse these resources follow the link.