SPS 383.54(2)(d)1.c. c. Metering wastewater flow from all parts of the plumbing system discharging to the POWTS.
SPS 383.54(2)(d)1.d. d. Metering the water distribution system and metering exterior hydrant use, except as provided in subd. 2.
SPS 383.54(2)(d)2. 2. Where meters are installed on water distribution systems existing prior to July 1, 2000, the entire water distribution system may be metered and the exterior hydrant usage estimated and subtracted from the total flow to meet the requirements of this paragraph.
SPS 383.54(2)(e) (e) Monitoring influent and effluent loads.
SPS 383.54(2)(e)1.1. When and where the monitoring of groundwater is required, groundwater monitoring wells constructed in accordance with ch. NR 141 shall be utilized.
SPS 383.54(2)(e)2. 2. When influent or effluent contaminants are to be monitored, samples shall be collected in accordance with the requirements of the approved management plan or, where no procedures are specified, in accordance with published sampling procedures accepted by the department.
SPS 383.54 Note Note: Acceptable sampling procedures include those contained in the following sources:
SPS 383.54 Note “Procedures Manual for Ground Water Monitoring at Solid Waste Disposal Facilities," EPA SW-611, Office of Water and Waste Management, U. S. Environmental Protection Agency, December 1980, Washington, D. C.
SPS 383.54 Note “Techniques of Water Resources Investigations of the United States Geological Survey, Guidelines for Collection and Field Analysis of Ground Water Samples for Selected Unstable Constituents," Book I, Chapter D2, U.S. Geological Survey, Washington, D. C.
SPS 383.54 Note “Procedures for the Collection of Representative Water Quality Data from Monitoring Wells," Cooperative Groundwater Report 7, Illinois State Water Survey, 1981, Champaign, Illinois.
SPS 383.54 Note “Manual of Ground Water Sampling Procedures," NWWA/EPA Series, Robert S. Kerr Environmental Research Laboratory, 1981, Ada, Oklahoma.
SPS 383.54 Note “Groundwater Sampling Desk Reference – Parts 1 and 2," Wisconsin DNR, PUBL-DG-037 96, September 1996.
SPS 383.54 Note “Groundwater Sampling Field Manual," Wisconsin DNR, PUBL-DG-038 96, September 1996.
SPS 383.54(2)(e)3. 3. All groundwater samples collected to evaluate influent or effluent quality, except samples collected for total coliform bacteria analysis and the field analyses for pH, specific conductance and temperature, shall be analyzed by a laboratory certified under s. 299.11, Stats., and rules adopted under that section.
SPS 383.54(2)(e)4. 4. The results of the analysis required under subd. 2. shall be maintained and reported as required in the approved management plan and in accordance with s. SPS 383.55 (1) (a).
SPS 383.54(3) (3)Servicing requirements.
SPS 383.54(3)(a)(a) The management plan specified in sub. (1) shall reflect the servicing schedules of POWTS components as specified in this subsection
SPS 383.54(3)(b) (b) The servicing frequency of an anaerobic treatment tank for a POWTS shall occur at least when the combined sludge and scum volume equals 1/3 of the tank volume.
SPS 383.54(3)(c) (c) The servicing frequency of a holding tank for a POWTS shall occur at least when the wastewater of the tank reaches a level of one foot below the inlet invert of the tank.
SPS 383.54 Note Note: The servicing of POWTS holding and treatment components, including septic tanks and holding tanks, is required to be performed by licensed pumpers under chs. NR 113 and NR 114.
SPS 383.54(3)(d) (d) The servicing of a RV transfer tank shall be performed in a manner to prevent the discharge of wastewater into the surrounding soil or onto the ground surface.
SPS 383.54 Note Note: Section NR 113.03 (57) defines “servicing" as “removing the scum, liquid, sludge, or other wastes from a private sewage system such as septic or holding tanks, dosing chambers, grease interceptors, seepage beds, seepage pits, seepage trenches, privies, or portable restrooms and properly disposing or recycling of the contents as provided in this chapter."
SPS 383.54(4) (4)Existing POWTS.
SPS 383.54(4)(a)(a) The servicing frequency of an anaerobic treatment tank for a POWTS existing prior to July 1, 2000, shall occur at least when the combined sludge and scum volume equals 1/3 of the tank volume.
SPS 383.54(4)(b)1.1. The servicing of a holding tank for a POWTS existing prior to July 1, 2000, shall occur at least when the wastewater of the tank reaches a level of one foot below the inlet invert of the tank.
SPS 383.54(4)(b)2. 2. The servicing of a RV transfer tank shall be performed in a manner to prevent the discharge of wastewater into the surrounding soil or onto the ground surface.
SPS 383.54 Note Note: Section NR 113.03 (57) defines “servicing" as “removing the scum, liquid, sludge or other wastes from a private sewage system such as septic or holding tanks, dosing chambers, grease interceptors, seepage beds, seepage pits, seepage trenches, privies, or portable restrooms and properly disposing or recycling of the contents as provided in this chapter."
SPS 383.54(4)(c) (c) The inspection, evaluation, or maintenance or servicing of POWTS treatment components other than those under pars. (a) and (b) existing prior to July 1, 2000, shall be provided in accordance with the requirements specified by the manufacturer or designer of the component.
SPS 383.54(4)(d)1.1. Except as provided in subd. 3., a POWTS that exists prior to July 1, 2000, and that utilizes a treatment or dispersal component consisting in part of in situ soil shall be visually inspected at least once every 3 years to determine whether wastewater or effluent from the POWTS is ponding on the surface of the ground.
SPS 383.54(4)(d)2. 2. The inspection required by subd. 1. shall be performed by one of the following:
SPS 383.54(4)(d)2.a. a. A licensed master plumber.
SPS 383.54(4)(d)2.b. b. A licensed master plumber-restricted service.
SPS 383.54(4)(d)2.c. c. A licensed journeyman plumber.
SPS 383.54(4)(d)2.d. d. A licensed journeyman plumber-restricted service.
SPS 383.54(4)(d)2.e. e. A certified POWTS inspector.
SPS 383.54(4)(d)2.f. f. A certified septage servicing operator under ch. NR 114.
SPS 383.54(4)(d)2.g. g. A registered POWTS maintainer.
SPS 383.54(4)(d)3. 3. A governmental unit that has completed the inventory required under s. SPS 383.255 (1) (a) may, by ordinance, extend the visual inspection interval required under subd. 1., to a maximum period of 5-years for a POWTS serving an occasionally occupied structure or facility.
SPS 383.54 History History: Cr. Register, April, 2000, No. 532, eff. 7-1-00; CR 02-129: cr. (1) (e) and (4) (d) 2. e., r. and recr. (2) (c), am. (2) (d) 1. (intro.) Register January 2004 No. 577, eff. 2-1-04; CR 07-100: am. (4) (c) and (d) 1., cr. (4) (d) 3. Register September 2008 No. 633, eff. 10-1-08; correction in (1) (b), (d), (2) (e) 4., (4) (d) 3. made under s. 13.92 (4) (b) 7., Stats., Register December 2011 No. 672; CR 11-031: am. (3) (c), cr. (3) (d), renum. (4) (b) to (4) (b) 1. and am., cr. (4) (b) 2., renum. (4) (d) 2. c. to e. to (4) (d) 2. e. to g., cr. (4) (d) 2. c., d. Register June 2013 No. 690, eff. 7-1-13; CR 17-065: am. (2) (a) Register June 2018 No. 750, eff. 7-1-18.
SPS 383.55 SPS 383.55Reporting requirements.
SPS 383.55(1)(a) (a) The owner of a POWTS or the owner's agent shall report to the governmental unit or designated agent at the completion of each inspection, evaluation, maintenance, or servicing event specified in the approved management plan.
SPS 383.55(1)(b) (b) The owner of a POWTS existing prior to July 1, 2000, or the owner's agent shall report to the governmental unit or designated agent at the completion of each inspection, evaluation, maintenance or servicing event required under s. SPS 383.54 (4).
SPS 383.55(1)(c) (c) The owner of a POWTS is responsible for fulfillment of the reporting requirements under this section.
SPS 383.55(2) (2) The inspection, evaluation, maintenance and servicing reports required under sub. (1) shall be submitted to the governmental unit or designated agent in accordance with all of the following:
SPS 383.55(2)(a) (a) In a manner specified by the governmental unit or designated agent.
SPS 383.55(2)(b) (b) Within 30 calendar days from the date of inspection, evaluation, maintenance or servicing.
SPS 383.55(2)(c) (c) By the owner or the owner's agent.
SPS 383.55(3) (3) The inspection, evaluation, maintenance and servicing reports required under sub. (1) shall include the following information:
SPS 383.55(3)(a) (a) A POWTS identifying number.
SPS 383.55(3)(b) (b) The location of the POWTS.
SPS 383.55(3)(c) (c) The date of inspection, evaluation, maintenance or servicing.
SPS 383.55(3)(d) (d) The license, certification or registration number of the individual performing the inspection, evaluation, maintenance or servicing.
SPS 383.55(3)(e) (e) Other information required by the approved management plan.
SPS 383.55(4) (4) The department, governmental unit or designated agent may require verification of any information contained in an inspection, evaluation, maintenance and servicing report.
SPS 383.55 Note Note: This subsection does not require the maintaining of test data which is collected voluntarily and which is not being collected to determine compliance with this chapter.
SPS 383.55(5)(a)(a) The governmental unit or designated agent shall maintain records relating to the inspection, evaluation, maintenance and servicing of POWTS as specified in this section for a period of not less than 6 years.
SPS 383.55(5)(b) (b) Upon request by a governmental unit and the agreement of the department, the governmental unit may delegate to the department the responsibility to maintain records relating to the inspection, evaluation, maintenance and servicing of POWTS as specified in this section.
SPS 383.55 History History: Cr. Register, April, 2000, No. 532, eff. 7-1-00; CR 02-129: am. (1), (2), and (5) Register January 2004 No. 577, eff. 2-1-04; CR 07-100: am. (1), (2) (intro.), (b), (3) (intro.), (c), (d), (4) and (5), cr. (1) (c) Register September 2008 No. 633, eff. 10-1-08; correction in (1) (b) made under s. 13.92 (4) (b) 7., Stats., Register December 2011 No. 672; CR 11-031: am. (1) (a), (b) Register June 2013 No. 690, eff. 7-1-13.
subch. VI of ch. SPS 383 Subchapter VI — Recognized Methods and Technologies
SPS 383.60 SPS 383.60Purpose.
SPS 383.60(1) (1) Specific types of methods and technologies may be recognized by the department under the voluntary product approval process in s. SPS 384.10 (3) as conforming with subchs. IV and V and may be utilized in the design of POWTS for a specific project.
SPS 383.60 Note Note: Subsection SPS 384.10 (3) delineates a process for the voluntary submittal of specific methods and technologies that are proposed to be utilized as POWTS holding, treatment or dispersal components and for the department's evaluation of such submittals. Methods and technologies recognized under this process may be utilized in any POWTS within the specifications and parameters of the method or technology. Methods and technologies recognized under this process do not require the submittal of data at the time of plan review and approval process under s. SPS 383.22 to substantiate the performance of the specific method or technology.
SPS 383.60 Note Note: Information regarding recognized methods and technologies may be downloaded at: dsps.wi.gov.
SPS 383.60(2) (2) This subchapter does not limit the use of other methods and technologies for POWTS or POWTS components the performance of which has been recognized under the plan review and approval process of s. SPS 383.22 or the voluntary product approval process of s. SPS 384.10 (3) or both.
SPS 383.60 Note Note: Section SPS 383.22 delineates the process for the submittal of a plan for a POWTS design to be utilized for a specific project at a specific site. Under this section methods and technologies for POWTS holding, treatment or dispersal components that have not been recognized under s. SPS 384.10 (3), require the submittal to the department of data or information to substantiate performance claims. The approval of a POWTS plan by the department under this section covers only a specific project at a specific site, and does not constitute the recognition of a method or technology for other projects or sites.
SPS 383.60 History History: Cr. Register, April, 2000, No. 532, eff. 7-1-00; CR 07-100: am. (1) Register September 2008 No. 633, eff. 10-1-08; correction in (1), (2) made under s. 13.92 (4) (b) 7., Stats., Register December 2011 No. 672.
SPS 383.61 SPS 383.61Parameters for using acceptable methods and technologies. When a design of a POWTS for a specific project utilizes a method or technology recognized under s. SPS 384.10 (3), a deviation from the specifications and limitations relative to the installation and maintenance of that method or technology shall constitute a violation of this chapter.
SPS 383.61 History History: Cr. Register, April, 2000, No. 532, eff. 7-1-00; CR 07-100: renum. from Comm 83.62 Register September 2008 No. 633, eff. 10-1-08; correction made under s. 13.92 (4) (b) 7., Stats., Register December 2011 No. 672.
subch. VII of ch. SPS 383 Subchapter VII — Department Performance Monitoring
SPS 383.70 SPS 383.70Purpose.
SPS 383.70(1) (1) To address the desire for an ongoing source of information on the performance of POWTS system designs, the department shall maintain an ongoing performance-monitoring program for the various POWTS methods and technologies. The monitoring program shall be in addition to the periodic inspection and monitoring of POWTS under subch. V. The monitoring program shall be coordinated by the department in conjunction with the ongoing POWTS experimental and research program.
SPS 383.70(2) (2) The purpose of the performance monitoring program is to:
SPS 383.70(2)(a) (a) Provide additional information on the long-term performance of the various POWTS methods and technologies, to confirm their reliability, and to provide data for improvements; and
SPS 383.70(2)(b) (b) Monitor the various methods and technologies relative to long-term compliance with the groundwater standards.
SPS 383.70 History History: Cr. Register, April, 2000, No. 532, eff. 7-1-00.
SPS 383.71 SPS 383.71Department procedures.
SPS 383.71(1) (1) Both currently installed POWTS and newly installed POWTS may be included in the performance monitoring program conducted by the department.
SPS 383.71(2) (2) The department may include both the performance of individual POWTS treatment components as well as the output of components at the edge of the design treatment zone as part of the monitoring program.
SPS 383.71(3) (3) The department shall support the performance-monitoring program from Wisconsin Fund allocations and program revenue funds generated from POWTS plan review and sanitary permits. If funds for this purpose become available from other sources, those funds may be used to support the monitoring program.
SPS 383.71(4) (4) The department shall utilize the technical advisory committee assembled under s. SPS 384.10 (3) (c) 2. to advise the department on the performance-monitoring program. The committee shall advise the department in at least the following areas:
SPS 383.71(4)(a) (a) Development of performance monitoring protocols.
SPS 383.71(4)(b) (b) Selection of the POWTS methods and technologies to be monitored.
SPS 383.71(4)(c) (c) Identification of funding sources.
SPS 383.71(4)(d) (d) The interpretation of the results of the monitoring program.
SPS 383.71(5) (5) The decision by the department on the number, types and locations of methods and technologies to be monitored shall take into consideration at least the following factors:
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