This practice covers procedures for estimating the dimensions and marking the boundaries of a soil absorption area for an on-site septic system involving residential-strength wastewater.
Formerly under the jurisdiction of Committee D18 on Soil and Rock, this practice was withdrawn in May 2005 in accordance with section 10.5.3.1 of the Regulations Governing ASTM Technical Committees, which requires that standards shall be updated by the end of the eighth year since the last approval date.
1.1 This practice covers procedures for estimating the dimensions and marking the boundaries of a soil absorption area for an on-site septic system involving residential-strength wastewater. It can also be used to estimate the dimensions of commercial on-site septic systems where wastewater strengths are similar to residential wastewater.
1.2 This practice can also be used for marking the boundaries of the area for a septic system construction filter bed.
1.3 This practice can be used at any site where a potentially suitable or recommended field area has been identified in accordance with Practices D 5879 and D 5921.
1.4 Non-metric units remain the common practice in design and installation of on-site waste disposal systems, and are used in this practice. Use of SI units given in parentheses is encouraged, if acceptable to the appropriate permitting agency.
1.5 This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.
field investigations; preliminary investigations; septic systems; site characterization; site investigations;
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