Septic systems

first_imgBy Sharon OmahenUniversity of GeorgiaLike hot water and electricity, your home septic system is one ofthose things you may not think about every day. That is, until itstops working. Then it’s all you think about.University of Georgia Cooperative Extension specialist Kent McVaysays an easy way to prevent septic system problems is to haveyour system inspected every few years. Training the state’s installers”Septic system installation used to be as simple as knowing a guywith a backhoe,” McVay said. “Now, installation is much moreprofessional. And the state requires installers to attend whatamounts to one day of training every two years to earn eighthours of continuing education credits.”UGA specialists, engineers, state environmentalists and industryconsultants teach with both classroom and hands-on field trainingin the UGA program.About 4,000 Georgians are employed as installers. Another 400soil scientists and engineers work in the field, McVay said.With 70 percent to 80 percent of new home construction using on-site septic systems, McVay says septic system installation should be regulated because improper installation can severely impact public health.”The soils in Georgia are capable of taking careof this waste,” he said. “But the systems need to be installedcorrectly.”For a list of upcoming trainings, call McVay at (770) 233-5506or email him at [email protected] Pay now or pay laterIf you haven’t had your home septic system inspected in fiveyears, McVay recommends making an appointment with a septic tankpumper.”You may not want to spent the $200 or $300 for the inspectionand pumping now,” he said, “but it’s a lot cheaper than diggingup your lawn and installing new drain fields because youneglected your system.”McVay recently joined the UGA faculty in Griffin, Ga., asdirector of the university’s wastewater management educationprogram. He teaches proper septic system installation proceduresto installers across the state and at on-site training centers inGriffin and Hazlehurst.Each site demonstrates various types of septic system designs.The sites and the training program are funded by the GeorgiaDepartment of Human Resources, with support from the GeorgiaOnsite Wastewater Association.center_img An ounce of prevention”It’s not a pleasant topic, but it’s something that has to bedealt with,” McVay said. “The easy way to remember it’s time tohave your septic system cleaned is to have it done every electionyear.”To help extend the life of your home septic system, McVay offersthese tips:* Minimize water usage. “Your system can handle only so muchwater at a time,” he said. “Keep that in mind when you’re washingclothes, taking showers and running the dishwasher.”* Don’t use a garbage disposer. “If you’re on a home septicsystem, compost your kitchen scraps,” McVay said. “This canreduce the organic load by as much as 50 percent and help yourhome garden, too.”* Reduce harsh chemical usage. “Don’t use chlorine bleach toclean everything in your home,” he said. “Moderate use is okay,but excessive use kills the useful bacteria that are working tobreak down bacteria in your septic system.”last_img read more

6 reasons you should change core systems and 3 reasons you shouldn’t

first_imgAre you a coin tosser?  Horoscope reader? Eenie-meenie-miney-moe’r? Whatever your preferred method of making a decision between equal contenders, there are certain matters that require more in-depth research during the decision making process.  When it comes to a credit union core conversion, most will agree this is one of the most crucial decisions within a CU. And while it is doubtful any would leave this decision to chance, there are many around the country who stick with their existing credit union core processor because they do not recognize the signs that they should leave. So, should you stay or should you go? Here are some reasons to consider before embarking down the path of indecision:Reasons you should change your core:Costs – If the terms keep changing and fees keep increasing unjustifiably, you may want to consider a core system review. Avoid contract entrapment and check your agreements. In recent years, many core providers have not only employed but embraced a staggered contract strategy in a deliberate effort to entrap clients.Unsatisfactory technical support – If you’ve experienced a breach, constant outages or configuration mishaps after an update and rather than solving the issue you spend hours on hold, you should research alternatives.Distrust – Do you find yourself wondering if your account manager is feeding you mistruths to cover up mistakes, or perhaps you aren’t convinced they fully understand your issues? Find your peace of mind and begin the steps to conversion.Development Halt – If your core is stuck in the stone ages and does not have development plans to keep you on pace with the market and competition, consider a change.Non-Compliant – Your core is to blame for compliance on exams and audits?  Seek a core conversion. This is too important to risk losing a charter and paying fees.Inefficient – If your core’s outdated system keeps your staff from being productive, you should change your core. continue reading » 26SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

Golden Jubilee:  Kaizer Chiefs to adopt new approach

first_imgAfter 50 years of existence Premier Soccer League side Kaizer Chiefs have elected to adopt a new approach in their quest for more laurels.  The club which parades Super Eagles goalkeeper Daniel Akpeyi began restructuring Wednesday with the sacking of Chief Coach Enrst Midderdorp followed on Thursday with the sacking of his assistant Shaun Bartlett. The Club went on twitter Thursday to say;“Kaizer Chiefs Chairman Kaizer Motaung, the Board of Directors and the club’s management would like to further announce that they have agreed to an early termination of assistant coach Shaun Bartlett’s contract”The shake up is coming just days after the side narrowly missed the league title. The Soweto giants had apparently hoped to win the title this season to serve as garnishing to 50th anniversary celebration, a dream which went up in smoke at the last minute.Motaung detailed that there were several reasons considered before doing away with the technical crew led by the German tactician.“We deliberated and considered many aspects relating to the team including the way of playing, our performances and the results before arriving at the decision. We truly believed and hoped that our 50th anniversary would be better and indeed looked promising. The decision taken is part of the strategy to have the team win trophies again and to make our supporters happy because they truly deserve the better”Kaizer Chiefs were at the summit of the log from August 2019 to September 2020 but it was Mamelodi Sundowns who eventually walked away with the biggest prize in South Africa, securing the league title on the final day of the season. They also made history as the only South African team to win the PSL title in three successive seasons on two occasions.Read AlsoPSL: Akpeyi out of the season after suffering concussionChiefs had been expected to make clean sweep of their final two games against Chippa United and Baroka respectively but managed to clinch a lone goal against Chippa but pulled unimpressive draw against Baroka to end on 57 points, two points behind Sundowns who finished and clinched the title on 59 points in 30 matches played. Loading… Promoted Content7 Action Movies That’ll Give You An Adrenaline RushBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Them7 Universities In The World With The Highest Market ValueA Guy Turns Gray Walls And Simple Bricks Into Works Of ArtTop 10 Most Romantic Nations In The World11 Most Immersive Game To Play On Your Table TopXi Ding Created Caricature Version Of Marvel CharactersBest Car Manufacturers In The World2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This YearWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?The Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read MoreThe Funniest Prankster Grandma And Her Grandsoncenter_img FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 last_img read more

Injured soccer star Kevin laughs off pain with hilarious tweet!

first_imgBrave soccer star Kevin McHugh has managed to laugh in the face of pain but could still lose his finger after a freak accident.The Finn Harps striker suffered a horrific injury to his wedding ring finger after apparently jumping over a fence on Wednesday evening.The Killea man caught his wedding band on a fence and was left with his finger literally hanging by a thread. Amazingly Kevin drove himself to Letterkenny University Hospital and was then rushed to Galway University Hospital in a bid to save the finger.Kevin McHugh’s badly severed finger.But alas the dad-of-two revealed to family and friends that his injury is simply to bad to repair properly.And he even managed to poke fun at what looked like an excruciating injury.He tweeted “Op over. Unfortunately finger to badly damaged to repair properly. Thanks for all ur messages, cant reply to all. Esp with 1 hand! #Moveon” Kevin, who works with Donegal County Council, is still at Galway University Hospital.But he joked that he could be ready for his side’s game this weekend…..!Kevin McHugh #10 ‏@KevinMcHugh10  2h2 hours [email protected] few ibrufon and good ould warm up should do the trick lad… Injured soccer star Kevin laughs off pain with hilarious tweet! was last modified: October 8th, 2016 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more