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  • Client

    Commission FlowSpec

  • Client

    Retain Contractor for excavation of test pits (FlowSpec to be onsite for excavation)

  • FlowSpec

    Review mapping and aerial photography

  • FlowSpec

    Investigate site:
    • Surface features (trees, structures, property lines, swimming pools, etc.)
    • Water-supply wells
    • Ponds, creeks, rivers, etc.
    • Surface drainage
    • Observe test pit excavation for soil and groundwater conditions

  • Client

    Provide FlowSpec Engineering with site information:
    • Location of relevant non-visible features
    • Landscape preferences for design consideration

  • FlowSpec

    Analyze soil in laboratory for percolation time assessment

  • FlowSpec

    Calculate design daily wastewater flow (theoretical peak water use) from residence information provided

  • Client

    Provide FlowSpec Engineering with residence information:
    • Building plans (for new residence or addition)
    • Number of bedrooms, finished floor area, plumbing fixtures (for existing residence)

  • FlowSpec

    Discuss system design alternatives and recommendations with client/property owner

  • Client

    Select and authorize chosen alternative

  • FlowSpec

    Prepare final design brief (including construction-ready drawings)

  • Client

    Submit design brief and application for permit to local conservation authority (if applicable)

  • Client

    Submit design brief and application for Building Permit to local approval agency (i.e. municipality or health unit)

  • Client

    Retain licensed contractor for construction (additional plumbing and electrical as-needed)

  • FlowSpec

    Review construction in-progress for general conformity to design

  • FlowSpec

    Provide General Review Report to client and approval agency

  • Client

    On receipt of Occupancy Permit, system is ready for use!

Residential


While no two projects are exactly alike, the process from conception to successful completion of a new wastewater treatment system has many common elements that require input from both the client/property owner and FlowSpec Engineering. The graphic below outlines the order and responsibilities involved in the major steps of a typical residential project.
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