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Three Examples of Worker Housing Septic Systems




Comfortable, safe, transient housing is in demand in the oil patch, mining camps, and farms.

Providing comfortable worker housing with full, well designed, and comfortable sanitary utilities attracts reliable transient or seasonal workers who return next year. It is simply good business.

Mom’s Septic System is designed to accommodate a total of 72 temporary farm workers. The plan sets show how the design of housing units, and their utilities handle the special need of transient workers. Identical manufactured housing units are the standard form of housing in most cases often in clusters around an approved potable water source.

Worker housing is usually designed to be expanded if additional need arises. At some point, the water system servicing developments like this may have to scale-up if units are added in a later construction phase boosting the population over certain thresholds. If expansion is anticipated, it is advised to build the water system to a higher standard, and with built-in setbacks and equipment. Planning for growth may appear to exceed what is initially required, but upgrading septic systems and water systems is not always possible if planning ahead was not in the scope of the original plan.

The Bain System shows draft details of a possible well house and a water system concept that should be able to support a top-level Group A water system if conversion from a Group B is required due to an increase in population. How the capacity and size of worker housing septic systems are determined is shown on the plans including what to show local health for calculations. Local health will advise designers of worker housing units just what standards are to be followed, and what special provisions need to be included for this unique housing style. Our plans should exceed most worker housing standards on the books in local rural health departments at this time.

The Skaler septic and sanitary systema are for a smaller population in a single structure. Worker housing has a range of regulations from place to place. But the standards in most areas are strict and specific to transient populations. Our plans explain how to meet or exceed most sanitary requirements for transient workers, and how to describe and size your facilities for any sized population.

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