WHEN IT COMES TO SEWAGE TREATMENT SYSTEMS DAVE MILLER'S ADVICE IS TO DO IT ONCE, DO IT RIGHT.
The first thing Dave Miller thinks about when looking at the plans for a rural new home is not what sort of carpets or curtains will be needed.
In fact, it’s the type of septic tank or sewage system required, a plan for where the effluent will go and how much land area is needed to manage it. It’s not just because of his profession as an environmental engineer, but because he knows that, if the system is not designed correctly, people may end up having a barbeque at their brand new, million-dollar home with the thick smell of sewage hanging in the air.
Dave Miller saves people from flushing thousands of dollars down the drain. A lifetime of specialist expertise in the area of wastewater and sewage management systems means Dave Miller brings practical, cost effective and innovative solutions to challenging projects and finds remedies to problems in existing systems. His designs have saved his customers thousands of dollars, and possibly, years of sewage problems.
When Dave produces reports for his clients it helps to support good decision-making—they know all their options. Advising and designing the most suitable sewage treatment systems for clients is the focus of Dave Miller’s work. ‘Most suitable’ means most effective, efficient and getting the best value over the lifetime of the system. His in-depth knowledge of council compliance and regulations enables hassle-free, speedy council consent for clients.
Plumbers and Drain layers who install septic tanks and sewage treatment systems tend to do a better job of installing than they do of making a full assessment of a property’s needs. They may only be familiar with a limited product range and have a relationship with a supplier which can cause a bias towards using their products—even when they might not be suitable for the job. This can lead to poor outcomes for the client and ongoing costly and unpleasant wastewater problems.
As an independent adviser, Dave Miller has no connections to product sales or installation jobs, he simply suggests the best system for the job he is assessing.
Many aspects are considered when Dave assesses a project’s requirements. He considers the number of people living at the property, the space available, and how his clients want to use the property both now and in the future. Placing sewage systems near high-use or desirable areas such as the barbeque area or under the lawn where children my play should be avoided where possible.
The soil type is also a crucial component in making the best choice of wastewater system to use as this affects how treated effluent is dispersed and can be highly problematic if the wrong system is selected.
Based in Palmerston North Dave Miller travels to the many rural areas that surround him, travelling as far as Taranaki, Hawkes Bay and Wellington and everywhere in between. His project list is extensive having advised on treatment systems for Marae, Schools, Cafés, rural factories, and tourist facilities as well as new and existing homes.
Dave Miller’s expertise in environmental engineering, soil mechanics, septic tanks and wastewater treatment is vast. He has worked in all aspects of the sector including civil engineering works, drain-laying, design, and project management.
Now, he is a national authority on wastewater treatment systems and is regularly invited to contribute papers and presentations for government, scientific and engineering conventions.
Word of mouth is that Dave Miller really knows his stuff. His website testimonial page is flush with satisfied customer feedback. A call about his services will cost you nothing but might save you money and heartache.
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