Archer Environmental was established in 2000 to service engineering and environmental needs and since that time has developed wide experience in domestic, winery, brewing, mining, and food processing engineering covering waste water systems, general facility expansion, new equipment installation, building design, construction management, and building renovation.
Our commitment and dedication to you is in understanding the customer’s requirements and then delivering the best, most cost effective solution.
Our goal is to provide the best solution to suit your needs. Our philosophy is to contribute to your business through enhancing the engineering, health, safety and environmental aspects of your business. By engaging us, we look at your process and work out ways to make it more efficient.
We provide our services using the following principles:
- Working with clients to clearly identify their needs, objectives and outcomes.
- Assisting with strategic planning so that capital is not wasted.
- Delivering integrated, streamlined and sustainable solutions.
- Supporting clients with an ethical, reliable, amiable and flexible service.
- Exercising confidentiality, professional care and judgement.
- Adding value to your business.
We would be pleased to discuss any project with you.
Wastewater Engineering Reports
All on site wastewater installations in SA require a design report undertaken by a Chartered Engineer (CP Eng). Councils and/or SA Heath cannot approve an installation without a complete report. All reports of this nature must be undertaken by a Chartered Engineer, or engineer on the National Engineer’s Register. We can confirm we hold both those qualifications.
We have experience is all aspects of on site wastewater management systems ranging from pump out systems, STEDs systems, septic and soakage, worm farms, composting toilets, to aerobics. Disposal systems ranging from sprinklers and surface disposal, to shallow sub-surface driplines and soakage beds. We have experience in all environments from domestic settings, to school camps, industrial sites, restaurants, cellar door sales, glamping tents, commercial sites, and accommodation areas.
There is no “one design fits all” despite what some people may think.
What you get included in your Wastewater Engineer’s Report
- We talk to you to find out your preferences, or any limitations at the site, and even your future plans such as putting in a pool, sheds or extensions. Sadly not many other engineers bother to talk to you, we do.
- We visit the site. Not all Engineers do, but this is critical as we get to see first hand what the site looks like, how it is used, and what the issues are. For a wastewater design compliant to the Australian Standard AS1547, the engineer must visit site. Sadly not many do.
- We do a site analysis and look at where bores, watercourses, dams or other features may inhibit choice of system type.
- We do a soil analysis to look at what the soils are like at the site and their ability to receive wastewater from your house.
- We assess the wastewater loadings from your house.
- Using that information we look at the different options available to you and consult with you as to what we think would be the best, long term solution at the site. We give you all the pros and cons with all the solutions. As a Chartered Engineer with Engineers Australia we have a Code of Ethics to ensure we provide a safe, reliable long term solution for you.
- We provide you with an electronic copy of a report from which you can get quotes from plumbers, and email it to other parties such as builders.
- We provide you with a completed Application Form that you as the owner sign and take into Council with two copies of our report for Council approval. They have their own application fee that must be paid.
- We appreciate a call from you once you get approval and the system is being installed so that we can call in and inspect the system on the day of installation. Your plumber will contact Council for the statutory inspection, but we like to have the opportunity to make sure they are installing it as per the plans and if they have any questions.
- All these reports must be prepared by a Wastewater Engineer, who is a Chartered Engineer, or an engineer on the NER (National Engineer’s Register). We are both. Sadly, some consulting firms will not use an engineer on the NER. Please ask to see an engineer’s qualifications prior to engagement
- Search the National Engineering Register
In preparing your report we take due care in making sure you get what you want and that it complies with the required regulations, sometimes this may not be the same.
Meet Peter Goss
BE (Hons) University of Adelaide 1988
Dip. Bus. (Man) University of SA 1994
Diploma OHS HBA 2012
Institute of Engineers – member
Environmental Health Australia (EHA) – associate member
Winery Engineers Association – member
Peter is a degree qualified engineer with over 30 years experience in the environmental engineering field. He has worked in a project environment, a maintenance environment, production environment as well as a consulting environment for the last 20 years. Problem solving and continuous improvement are key skills as well as a focus on HSE. Peter has experience in managing others in a continuous shift as well as a technical environment and as a small business owner has broader business skills that include business development, strategic planning, sales, marketing, finance and HR management.
Peter’s consultancy specialises in the design of on site wastewater systems for domestic, commercial and industrial sites. He also had a part of his business that undertook routine, regular maintenance of on-site aerobic systems until it was sold in February 2017.
Peter is an associate member of Environmental Health Australia (EHA) and actively participates in the Wastewater special interest group.
The consultancy also prepares stormwater management plans for developments.