Can We Afford Performance?



Speaker:                     Richard J. Otis, PhD, PE, DEE

Vice President, Applied Technologies

Ayres Associates, Madison, WI




Level of Knowledge: Multi-Level



Many states and counties are considering revising their onsite treatment regulatory programs to performance-based programs. Performance-based programs use treatment performance rather than system design and installation as the compliance criterion. This implies that each system will require regular performance monitoring to confirm compliance to the stipulated performance requirements.  Can we afford this? This presentation will explore how we might be able to monitor affordably.


Learning Objectives:

  1. Analyze the implications of performance-based programs on state and county programs
  2. Understand how to evaluate the risks associated with onsite system discharges
  3. Identify other approaches to ensuring compliant performance of onsite systems