Arkansas Onsite Wastewater Rules And Regulations Quiz

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Arkansas Onsite Wastewater Rules And Regulations Quiz

This quiz was created to assist new EHS in studying for the "DR Exam". It will cover questions about the Arkansas Department of Health "Rules and Regulations Pertaining to Onsite Wastewater" and related memos.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    In a pre-1977 subdivision, how many gallons per day should a DR design for a 4 bedroom home?
    • A. 

      600 gpd

    • B. 

      450 gpd

    • C. 

      There were no regulations before 1977.

    • D. 

      370 gpd

  • 2. 
    Subdivisions platted, approved and recorded prior to July 1, 1977 will be required to have both a primary and secondary disposal area.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 3. 
    A standard septic system is being designed on a lot that was platted in 1972.  The lot is 1/8 mi from Beaver Water District's intake structure.  The concrete, water-tight tank is 197 feet from the high water mark of Beaver Lake.  The absorption field is 303 ft from the lake. Will you approve the permit?
    • A. 

      Yes, the 100 ft setback is met.

    • B. 

      No, the 300 ft setback is not met by the tank.

    • C. 

      Yes, the absorption field is greater than 300 ft from the lake.

    • D. 

      No, the system is within 1/4 mile of the Beaver Lake Intake Structure.

  • 4. 
    A 10 acre parcel of land is 3 miles from a public water intake.  The proposed septic system is 158 ft from high water mark of the lake.  Will pre-treatment be required as part of the design? (choose the best answer)
    • A. 

      Yes, it is within 300 ft of a drinking water supply lake.

    • B. 

      Yes, because all lake lots must have pre-treatment.

    • C. 

      No, it is greater than 1/4 mile from an intake AND is greater than 100 ft from the lake.

  • 5. 
    What is the purpose of the minimum 5 ft of squirt height in LPD systems?
    • A. 

      It is an engineering constant used in calculations.

    • B. 

      Sch 40 requires at least 5 ft of head

    • C. 

      The installers like to see the EHS try to measure 5 ft of squiriting wastewater.

    • D. 

      To keep the orifice holes scoured out.

  • 6. 
    Which of these is considered Residential Strength Effluent?
    • A. 

      1000 ppm BOD, 25pmm TSS, 600 ppm FOG

    • B. 

      500 ppm BOD, 40 ppm TSS, 30 ppm FOG

    • C. 

      200 ppm BOD, 77 ppm TSS, 9 ppm FOG

    • D. 

      100 ppm BOD, 400ppm TSS, 20 ppm FOG

  • 7. 
    What are the 3 layers in a septic tank?
    • A. 

      Sludge, Scum, and Clarified Effluent

    • B. 

      Influent, Effluent, and Sludge.

    • C. 

      Inlet, Outlet, Riser.

    • D. 

      Sludge, Scum,and Anoxic Biofilm Zone.

  • 8. 
    Which one of these is considered a subdivision?
    • A. 

      Land that is subdivided in to 5 or more tracts that are 5 acres or more in size.

    • B. 

      Land that is divided into 3 or more tracts and any of them are 3 acres or less.

    • C. 

      Land that is divided into 2 or more tracts.

    • D. 

      Land that is subdivided and any of the the lots are 10 acres or more.

  • 9. 
    Who can design a septic system?
    • A. 

      Designated Representative

    • B. 

      Septic System Installer

    • C. 

      Master Plumber

    • D. 

      Homeowner

  • 10. 
    Who can inspect the construction of a septic system?
    • A. 

      Arkansas Department of Health

    • B. 

      Designated Representative

    • C. 

      Both 1 & 2.

    • D. 

      Homeowner

  • 11. 
    If the stubout of a home is within          ft of a sanitary sewer line, then they must tie to public sewer instead of a installing a septic system.
    • A. 

      100 ft

    • B. 

      1000 ft

    • C. 

      300 ft

    • D. 

      500 ft

  • 12. 
    After a site evaluation is complete and the design is approved, the EHS will issue a              to the applicant?
    • A. 

      Permit for Construction

    • B. 

      Permit for Operation

    • C. 

      Building Permit

    • D. 

      Temporary Permit

  • 13. 
    After the septic system is installed as designed and  inspected, the EHS will issue a        ?
    • A. 

      Permit for Construction

    • B. 

      Temporary Permit

    • C. 

      Building Permit

    • D. 

      Permit for Operation

  • 14. 
    Beaver Shore Subdivision was platted in 1972.  A home constructed in 2016 will require a primary and a secondary area.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 15. 
    If a spring is used as a public water supply, how many feet away must any septic system be?
    • A. 

      100 ft

    • B. 

      500 ft

    • C. 

      300 ft

    • D. 

      1000 ft

  • 16. 
    What is the setback to a stream or river?
    • A. 

      300 ft

    • B. 

      100 ft

    • C. 

      50 ft

    • D. 

      1/4 mile

  • 17. 
    What is the setback to a pond that is on your property?
    • A. 

      50 ft

    • B. 

      75 ft

    • C. 

      100 ft

    • D. 

      300 ft

  • 18. 
    What is the setback to a pond that is on a neighboring property?
    • A. 

      50 ft

    • B. 

      75 ft

    • C. 

      100 ft

    • D. 

      1/4 mile

  • 19. 
    What is the setback to a structure?
    • A. 

      100 ft

    • B. 

      No minimum

    • C. 

      10 ft

    • D. 

      20 ft

  • 20. 
    What is the setback to a closed-loop geothermal well?
    • A. 

      50 ft

    • B. 

      100 ft

    • C. 

      300 ft

    • D. 

      500 ft

  • 21. 
    What is the setback to an open loop geothermal well?
    • A. 

      50 ft

    • B. 

      100 ft

    • C. 

      300 ft

    • D. 

      500 ft

  • 22. 
    What is the required setback between any part of a septic system and a sinkhole?
    • A. 

      There is no required setback.

    • B. 

      100 ft

    • C. 

      50 ft

    • D. 

      300 ft

  • 23. 
    Which one of these describes a Brief Seasonal Water Table?
    • A. 

      10 YR 6/2 less than 50% of ped

    • B. 

      78 % clay with few Fe nodules

    • C. 

      Common 3mm Fe nodules

    • D. 

      7.5YR 10/1 greater than 50% of ped

  • 24. 
    Which one of these is an indicator of a Brief Seasonal Water Table?
    • A. 

      Manganese nodules greater than 2mm diameter

    • B. 

      Clay greater than 35%

    • C. 

      Chroma 2 less than 20%

    • D. 

      Chroma 3 greater than 30%

  • 25. 
    Which of these describes a Moderate Seasonal Water Table?
    • A. 

      Fe concretions less than 20%, Clay percentage 17%, loamy.

    • B. 

      10YR 6/1 35%, Clay 56%, silty clay loam.

    • C. 

      10YR 5/4 70%, Clay 10%, sandy.

    • D. 

      10YR 4/1 37%, Clay 48%, silty clay

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