Demonstration Day

Date(s) - 07/28/2022
8:00 am - 4:00 pm


Thursday, July 28  |  8:00am-4:00pm ET
5516 S. State Road 1, Bluffton, IN 46714

7 CEUs  |  Lunch Provided

Mark your calendar for a jam-packed day of training that will include interactive demonstrations of different ways to properly prepare a site, place sand and build a sand-lined system. You’ll see the setting of D boxes and septic tanks and display proper methods of backfilling.

Attendees will be encouraged to share their methods of installation, engage in discussion and the ‘why and how’ of what is being demonstrated and learn best management practices.

Pre-registration is highly encouraged so we can properly plan for your attendance.



A variety of activities are below, but not limited to. Times are estimated:

8:00-8:15  Welcome and introductions

8:15-9:00  Soils pit and evaluation of soil, Carl Walker

9:00-10:00 Remove excess vegetation  (with discussion)

10:00- 11:45—Tillage demonstrations (with discussion)

11:45-12:30 Lunch and giveaways

12:30-4:00   Demonstrations and education sessions

Sand line demonstration—- Dick Blazer, lead Installer

12:30-1:00 Talk about Sand lined systems Greg Inman and IDOH; Talk about Spec 23 sand, IDOH

1:00-4:00 Layout sand for Presby, ATL, Elgin, Wisconsin Mound; Install product, manifold for mound; How to properly cover systems

1:00-1:45 Control panel discussion (Under tent) Watermark; Wiring a float, float tree – Andrew McAfee

Talk about water tight, quality etc. – Claude Goguen, NPCA

Talk about risers – Watermark (Rexroth), Infiltrator (Inman)

Talk about floatation – Greg Inman or Matt Johnson

Talk about proper backfilling – Greg Inman, Claude Goguen

2:30-3:30 Install and backfilling a Subsurface Drain

Track type trencher with laser

Rubber tired trencher


3:00-3:45 Drip tube plow in line, Rick Becht

3:00-4:00 Setting D. Boxes, concrete and plastic

3:00- 4:00 Digging trench and installing chambers and stone trench

Discussion of different types of bucket teeth