2010 Wisconsin Code
Chapter 145. Plumbing and fire protection systems and swimming pool plan review.
145.045 Certification of soil testers.


145.045 Certification of soil testers.


(1) Powers and duties. The department shall by rule establish an examining program for the certification of soil testers, setting such standards as the department finds necessary to accomplish the purposes of this chapter. Such standards shall include formal written examinations for all applicants. The department shall charge applicants for the cost of examination and certification. After July 1, 1974, no person may construct soil bore holes or conduct soil percolation tests or other similar tests specified by the department that relate to private sewage systems unless the person holds a valid certificate issued under this section.


(2) Revocation of certificate. The department may revoke or suspend the certification of any soil tester but only after a formal hearing for the practice of any fraud or deceit in obtaining the certificate or any gross negligence, incompetence or misconduct in the practice of soil testing.


(3) Plumbers and septic tank installers. A plumber or septic tank installer may also be a soil tester and install any system after approval of the site or project by the department or the governmental unit responsible for the regulation of private sewage systems.

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History: 1973 c. 287; 1975 c. 41; 1979 c. 34, 221; 1993 a. 482; 2007 a. 147.

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Cross Reference: See also s. Comm 5.33, Wis. adm. code.

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Soil absorption tests conducted by persons certified under this section must be accepted by county governments. 63 Atty. Gen. 586.

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