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Cold Comfort

Cold Comfort!
An Introduction to Subsurface Drip Dispersal (SDD) under Freezing Conditions
Presenter: Rodney Ruskin. CEO Geoflow, Inc.

July 10, 2012, at 2 pm ET. recording available on our YouTube Channel.

Freezing conditions are unforgiving. If the system is designed correctly it will work – if it not designed correctly it will fail. This introduction will discuss the critical factors of design and site selection that, if followed, will ensure success.

Subsurface drip systems solve many of the problems that plague traditional methods of wastewater dispersal. Since the effluent is dispersed underground where it is absorbed in the biologically active soil layer, there is no surface contamination, no ponding, no run-off problems, no bad smells.

Issues such as overspray and aerosol drift are eliminated, dose scheduling is unaffected by land use or weather, and it is a politically and environmentally favorable means of dispersing wastewater. With subsurface drip, primary or secondary reclaimed wastewater can be used, eliminating the ongoing cost of additional effluent treatment for commercial, municipal, industrial, residential and agricultural applications. Several difficult terrain and climate site locations will be shown including the most southerly installed system in the world!

Presenter: Rodney Ruskin. CEO Geoflow, Inc.
Rodney has a B.S. from the University of Cape Town, and M.S. from Harvard, GSAS, Division of Engineering and Applied Physics.

He founded Agriplas, in South Africa in 1969, to develop drip irrigation technology. He emigrated to the U.S. in 1972. In 1975, in partnership with Netafim, he started Agrifim Irrigation International. In 1985 he started Geoflow to develop subsurface drip irrigation dispersal (SDD) technology. SDD is used for landscape, agriculture and wastewater dispersal and re-use incorporating the ROOTGUARD technology. Rodney holds twelve patents covering drip irrigation technology and has published numerous technical papers. He maintains Memberships in: Irrigation Association, American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers, Water Environment Federation, Society of Plastics Engineers, National Onsite Wastewater Recycling Association, California Onsite Wastewater Association and Washington Onsite Sewage Association.

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