What People Say

At Eckman Environmental, the primary focus is always on the client.  It's our job to make sure you understand what's going on, what your options are, and what the best course of action is, but don't worry... we'll handle all the hard parts!

Our goal is to make your project as smooth a process as possible, and we'll go to great lengths to make sure you're more than satisfied with the final result.  Just take a look below to see what our former clients have to say about working with Eckman.

We were very fortunate to have contracted Noadiah Eckman of Eckman Environmental for her 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.  Her initial consultation outlined the different options, longevity of the systems, ease of maintenance and costs.  We decided to upgrade to a Class A system and Noadiah worked with us to select the best design.  Once design decisions were made, Noadiah navigated a crowded worksite of foundation, electrical and plumbing sub contractor's.  She worked seamlessly with our subcontractors and on a tight timeline installed our state of the art septic system in the spring of 2013.  Our project was complicated by the simultaneous installation of a foundation and she guided us thru multiple decisions and construction issues.  Noadiah works with high quality underground engineers and she help us select the right individual to perform the installation. We had one problem with our system, the toilet malfunctioned and ran for 12 hours while we were away and the alarm went off.  Noadiah answered our call immediately and helped us reset our alarm.  

Noadiah was recommended as the best in the business and she delivered on that recommendation. She finished the project on time and on budget.  She's a pleasure to work with and we highly recommend her.

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 Platinum Leed environmental education facility located in San Francisco's industrial interior-Bayview Hunterspoint.  The facility was constructed to train youth in environmental design and stewardship. It is an off-grid facility-meaning it operates without any power or water input--all water in captured on site and all energy is generated by a 3.5 KW photovoltaic array. Not only was this the first of its kind in San Francisco--a fairly liberal city-it was the first of it's kind throughout any urban center in the Nation. 

Noadiah was the designer and engineer for the Center's on-site waste treatment system--a core feature of the educational Curriculum. The very unique four step system which included primary, secondary, tertiary treatment, an indoor constructed wetlands, and an extensive native planted leach field. Noadiah managed the design, construction, regulatory compliance, and on-site system monitoring. 

The challenges were infinite--the design of the system was a retrofit--the original waste treatment system specified by the design team was not-technically feasible in any way--so the entire design stewarded by Noadiah Eckman was a complete retrofit. On top of that the waste treatment system itself was sited on an actively monitored landfill and on a nature preserve with very strict regulatory environmental controls in place,  the system itself [all pumps and monitoring controls] was operated by an off-grid energy PV system with very specific electrical load requirements, and constructed by a non profit community based organization with very little budget.

Without Noadiah's partnership, insight, know-how, and *infinite patience*, wisdom, and good humour--this precedent setting project would not exist today.  Thousands of students, visitors, and educational trainers have learned about waste treatment and the interconnection between engineering and the environment because of this incredible system. This project is influencing the next generation of engineers and designers to develop a more sustainable world and developing a sustainable and resilient future for all of us."
 

Laurie Schoeman, Project Manager

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 her to be most competent, cooperative and sensitive to all the various stakeholders in our project, especially us. Having known nothing about septic before, she has guided us and our project though the myriad and draconian permitting and approval miasma that are a necessary evil in our county. Her good relations with the staff at the appropriate government agencies, the various septic contractors and professionals, and the multitude of septic vendors coupled with her “can do” attitude was, we believe, the reason we had a successful result.

We would not hesitate in recommending Eckman Environmental Design to anyone who needs the services of a qualified and competent septic specialist.

Scott McBernie, Marin Resident