Michigan has gone through, and is still dealing with, unprecedented times when talking about onsite sanitation systems has been well and truly put on the back burner – and in the priorities of life quite rightly so.
As we all adjust to the realities of working remotely and holding virtual meetings we have redesigned this discussion process to give participants the option of adding their thoughts both in written and in video format.
Anyone who thinks devising a meaningful eventual set of administrative and implementation rules for this vital component of public health can be fast tracked or short circuited is looking for a quick fix rather than anything comprehensive.
That’s not what we are trying to accomplish here.
We are attempting to invite everyone to the table, to roll up your sleeves and do the hard work to end up with a consensus based workable draft that can then be bought to the legislative body for adoption.
Anyone who thinks this can be done in the reverse order should look at how successful that has been in the past or is currently happening in other states?
A review of all the components that will eventually be necessary can be overwhelming so we re proposing to start with a foundation component – training and certification – who can do what, what qualifications they need, who issues those qualifications, who implements and verifies, penalties for operating without a license or certificate. Currently CEUs are only required to pump and haul – with a bare minimum of 10 hours required to get an initial license.
And so we ask that you please head over to the Training Page and leave your thoughts and suggestions and join the conversation.
And a reminder – please read the rules of conduct?