Dominion Septic’s commitment is to excellence in customer service with a professional approach to handling the day to day business of monitoring & maintaining all of the contracted services for the customer.
Danny Hatch and David Stewart, owners of Dominion Septic, have been designing and inspecting septic systems for years. After seeing expensive systems installed over the years and then neglected to only cause expensive repairs, we saw a need to provide home owners and businesses a service to help insure the life of their system. Inspecting the work of other contractors has enabled us to utilize the best techniques and ideas to benefit our clients.
David attended college at Virginia Tech pursuing a Bachelor of Science degree in Crop, Soil & Environmental Science and a minor in Environmental Science, for which he received a diploma for in 1996. While at Virginia Tech he worked several summers with private soil consultants evaluating soils for drain fields. He was also a member of Virginia Tech’s award winning soil judging team. Upon graduation from college, David accepted a position with Fauquier County as a soil technician and in 1997 was promoted to Assistant County Soil Scientist where his primary duties included updating the County’s soil survey, providing detailed soil maps for development potential and agricultural uses and served as an expert consultant to the local health department on problem sites where alternative sewage disposal systems were needed. In mid-2000 he left Fauquier County and joined a private soil consulting firm.
In early 2004, David decided to leave the private sector and return to Fauquier County as the County Soil Scientist. He continued to consult privately on weekends and in early 2005 left Fauquier County and became co-owner of Dominion Soil Science, Inc. Shortly after establishing DSS, Inc., Dave was instrumental in organizing Dominion Septic and is currently the President of that corporation.
Current certifications include:
Virginia Class B Contractor with Sewage Disposal System endorsement – 2705120238
National Sanitation Foundation Onsite Wastewater Inspector- 3N520-04
Professional Soil Scientist License – 3401-000280
Alternative Onsite Soil Evaluator – 1940001122
Alternative Onsite Sewage System Operator – 1942001068
Alternative Onsite Sewage Systems Installer – 1944001221
Danny graduated from Virginia Tech in 1974 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Agronomy specializing in Soil Science. After his graduation in 1974, he was appointed as Party Leader and Author of City of Virginia Beach and Washington County Soil Surveys where he served until mid 1992. Moving further north, he accepted a position with Fauquier County as the County Soil Scientist. During his tenure with Fauquier County, he was charged with updating the 1956 Fauquier County Soil Survey in addition to reviewing projects submitted to the Fauquier County Board of Supervisors for approval.
From 1976 until his departure from Fauquier County in 2004, Danny also practiced Soil Science part time as an independent consultant. Operating as Hatch Soil Consulting, he focused on the evaluation of parcels for drain fields from Virginia Beach to Bland County in Virginia and was also very active in Northeastern Tennessee. Danny has also had the privilege to serve on various legislative committees and participate in Health Department rules and regulation studies. In 1994, he was appointed by Virginia Governor George Allen to the Sewage Appeals Board, which he serviced until 2009. Danny is a member of the Virginia and National Onsite Wastewater Recycling Associations, National Society of Consulting Soil Scientist and has been president of the Virginia Association of Professional Soil Scientist.
Current certifications include:
VCPSS – 3401000261
AOSE – 1940001123
NSF – 3N510-05