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Onsite Wastewater Planning and Design

We make wastewater sexy

Soils Analysis and Percolation Testing

Field work is the first step to determine what type of onsite septic system is required.

Real Estate Inspections

We deliver prompt and thorough attention to every aspect of the transaction as it relates to the septic system.

Construction Documents and Monitoring

We'll assist you by designing and providing construction blueprints necessary to obtain a permit for your project. The next step is the oversight of installation and monitoring.

Featured Work

Septic systems can be integrated into the landscape and the treated water can be reused for plantings. Green thinking is possible.

What Our Clients Have Said About Us

  • We’ve been working with Noadiah Eckman of Eckman Environmental Designs on our home in Western Marin for almost 8 years, finally finishing the total overhaul of our septic system with a brand new, recently approved “experimental” system. In that time, we have found him to be most competent, cooperative and sensitive...

    Scott McBernie, Marin Resident
  • We were very fortunate to have contracted Noadiah Eckman of Eckman Environmental for his expert septic engineering and design services.  Noadiah came highly recommended by one of our contractors when we were considering the purchase of a 90 year old Ranch House with a crumbling cesspool.  His initial consultation...

    Lisa and Rex Bell
  • "I worked with Noadiah Eckman on one of the most challenging projects in the modern-day City of San Francisco's history--the construction of the first on-site waste treatment system. 

    The EcoCenter at Herons Head Park, owned by the Port of San Francisco and the Bay Institute, is a national award winning...

    Laurie Schoeman, Project Manager

About Us

An environmentally-conscious wastewater treatment design firm.  Our experience and personal attention to our clients set us apart.

Who We Are

Eckman Environmental Designs, Inc has almost 20 years of experience traversing the wastewater world. We foster important relationships with agencies in numerous counties, keep abreast of the latest technologies and stay current on new laws and rules in order to navigate regulatory compliance. 

What We Do

Wastewater disposal and development can be a daunting and frustrating process.  We work closely with clients to demystify the process. The development rights (i.e. bedroom count and square footage) of the property are linked with the septic system permit process.  We'll help you navigate.

Featured Work

Residential Drip Irrigation System

Bolinas, CA

Stinson Beach Commercial Building

Stinson Beach, CA

Residential Peat Fiber Treatment

Woodacre, CA

Heron's Head Eco Center

San Francisco, CA