NoMound® Approval in North Carolina

Raleigh, NC - 2010

The North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources has issued its approval for NoMound® systems to be installed in the state. Permits will be issued as part of the state’s Controlled Demonstration program.
This initial approval is limited to a maximum of 200 systems.
Alan ("Chip") Hassett, President of Wilmington-based NoMound Systems of NC, Inc. says he is "...pleased that DENR recognized this unique, patented technology which lowers the groundwater levels beneath the field without pumping and the benefit it can provide for properties which have previously had septic permit applications denied due to soil wetness conditions."


First NoMound® System installed outside of USA

Invermere, British Columbia - May 2009

Located in the first valley west of the Rocky Mountains, Lake Windermere is really a "wide spot" in the headwaters of the Columbia River. At this point the River is flowing north before turning south towards the USA and eventually reaching the Pacific Ocean. Springtime snowmelt substantially increases the depth and width of the Lake and the Invermere area becomes a summer weekend playground for Calgarians and others to enjoy.
The lot is located within the 200-year floodplain of the Lake. Groundwater levels rise significantly as the Lake level rises. Mounded systems are the norm for the lakeside properties.
In order to accommodate the owner’s vision of a 3000+ s.f. "cabin" on his 50-foot wide lot, a mounded drainfield was ruled-out. Eventually the design evolved to include an aerobic pretreatment system and a NoMound® drainfield which together occupy all possible "footprint" not occupied by the cabin.


Happy (10th) Birthday for NoMound®

Orlando, FL - March 2009

NoMound Systems of Florida, Inc. of Altamonte Springs announced that the oldest NoMound® system in Florida (or anywhere) has completed ten years and is now in its eleventh year of operation. The system located at a single-family residence in Sanford, Seminole County was placed into service on March 5, 1999. More information is available on the Florida-specific website: nomoundfl.com


Unbuildable Lots Become Buildable with NoMound®

Florida - 2007

Permit applications are pending for previously unbuildable waterfront lots along the Suwannee and Santa Fe Rivers. NoMound® system installations, once permits are granted, will make possible construction of waterfront homes along these Florida rivers.


NoMound® Markets Expand in the United States

U.S. - 2007

Market evaluations have proven positive for the states of Illinois, New York, and North Carolina. Licensing, approvals and initial project identification are underway.


Approval Granted for Installation under Driveways & Pavement

Florida - August 2006

The Florida State Department of Health approves NoMound® as the only system allowed for installation beneath driveways and pavement. This permanent approval follows years of NoMound® systems installations based on project-specific approval by the State Variance Board.


NoMound® Transitions to Performance-Based Status

Florida - August 2006

Currently classified as Innovative, the State of Florida agrees that the NoMound® system meets the requirements to transition into Performance-Based classification. The Florida regulations are to be revised to include this change, but design, installation and maintenance requirements in the new regulation will remain identical to the current regulation.


NoMound® Expands Its Presence in North America

British Colombia, Canada - 2005

A license agreement is established between NoMound® Systems and Monarch Systems of British Colombia. Initial Canadian markets for NoMound® systems are British Colombia, Alberta, and Ontario. The next Canadian phase of NoMound® installations will involve properties in British Colombia.


Happy (5th) Birthday for NoMound®

Orlando, FL – March 2004

NoMound Systems of Florida, Inc. of Altamonte Springs announced that the oldest NoMound® system in Florida (or anywhere) has completed five years and is now in its sixth year of operation. The system located at a single-family residence in Sanford, Seminole County was placed into service on March 5, 1999. More information is available on the Florida-specific website: nomoundfl.com.


New Florida Licensee for NoMound®

Orlando, FL – April 2003

NoMound Systems of Florida, Inc. of Altamonte Springs has taken over the exclusive license for the patented NoMound® onsite system in the state of Florida. The license was previously held by a Tampa-based company. The new company plans to greatly expand NoMound distribution in Florida by training and authorizing a number of installation contractors and service-providers for dedicated territories throughout the state. More information is available on the new, Florida-specific website: nomoundfl.com.


Alaska’s First NoMound®

Anchorage, AK - December 2002

Alaska Water & Wastewater installed the first NoMound® system in the State of Alaska during the week before Christmas. The installation will serve a residential property in the Girdwood section of the Municipality of Anchorage. Girdwood is located at the southern edge of this geographically large city. The property had previously been using a wastewater holding tank and MOA regulations prevented the sale of the property until a functioning onsite system was in-place.


NoMound® Status Upgraded

Tallahassee, FL - April 2002

The Florida Department of Health has advised that its current administrative rules revision will promote the NoMound onsite system into the “performance-based” category. NoMound Systems & Services in Tampa is gearing-up to meet the anticipated increase in demand. Previously, the provisions of the “innovative” category had limited the number of possible installations statewide. This patented system is only available through a network of engineers and installers trained by NoMound. Additional engineers and installers are being recruited since the network does not currently encompass the entire state.


National Small Flows Clearinghouse Publishes Another Feature Atricle on NoMound® System

Morgantown, WV - March 2002

The Winter 2002 issue of the Small Flows Quarterly featured the NoMound® onsite system. This is a follow-on article to update its readers since an earlier acticle published in 1999. To access online go to:
http://www.nesc.wvu.edu/nsfc/sfqarchiveframe.html
and find it in the “Winter 2002” issue.


NoMound® Permits Issued

Tallahassee, FL - December 1998

The Florida Department of Health issued its approval for NoMound® systems to be installed in five locations in the state of Florida. The permits were issued as part of the state’s Innovative Systems Program. Permit conditions call for one year of monitoring and recording with reports to be submitted monthly for the first three months, and quarterly thereafter. Ayres Associates of Tampa will handle the reporting. Monitoring instruments will record water levels from groundwater level monitoring wells inside and outside the NoMound® drainfield. These records will demonstrate that the NoMound® system maintains the required separation between the bottom of the drainfield and the ground water level inside the NoMound® enclosure independent of the natural water table fluctuations.


2nd NoMound® Patent Issued

Washington D.C. - October 1998

NoMound® systems has received a second patent from the U.S. Patent Office. The patent no. 5,827,010 issued is specifically for use of these groundwater management methods in onsite wastewater systems. Like the original patent, which was issued for general site remediation and for lowering a water table, as well as cleaning up contaminated soils and groundwater, this second NoMound® patent was allowed by the U.S. Patent Office upon the examiner’s initial review. The second NoMound® patent also includes use as a denitrification process. Nitrogen removal is a significant trend in areas where nutrient levels are a concern - primarily in surface water. The first NoMound® patent no. 5,435,666 was issued on July 25, 1995.


NoMound of Florida Incorporates

Tampa - September 1998

NoMound Florida became a corporation with a corporate goal of providing NoMound® technology to the entire state. Florida is the state with the largest potential market for the NoMound® in the United States. More than 50,000 onsite systems are permitted annually in Florida. At least twenty percent of these sites deal with high ground water. NoMound® can eliminate the high ground water problem without the unsightliness of an elevated sand mound.


National Small Flows Clearinghouse Publishes Feature Article on NoMound® System

Morgantown, WV - January 1999

The Winter 1999 issue of the Small Flows Newsletter featured the NoMound® onsite systems. Reader response to this Small Flows article has been overwhelming. The telephone and website e-mail inquiries keep coming. We have responded personally to all inquiries thus far. Also, there have been many visits to our website at www.nomound.com. For a look at the article, access the National Small Flows Clearinghouse’ Small Flows Newsletter, page 2.