Managing Decentralized Wastewater Treatment Systems
Jim Newton, P.E., DEE
This six- hour course provides valuable information for those individuals who are interested in ensuring that onsite wastewater treatment systems are properly operated and maintained to ensure environmental and regulatory complaince. Completion of this course will provide the student the necessary information and testing to meet the continuing education requirements in order to renew their onsite designer and installer licenses required by most states. It was designed by an instructor who has developed and implemented numerous similar training courses.
This course requires the
completion of a multiple-choice quiz at its conclusion in order to obtain the
necessary certification for the individuals who are seeking to renew their license
to design and install OWTSs.
At the conclusion of this course, the student will be able to:
The intended audience for this course is any professional who is involved in the design, regulation, installation, operation or maintenance of onsite wastewater treatment systems.
Benefit to Attendees
Attendees of this course will understand how to select, design, install or operate and maintain an onsite wastewater treatment system. This program will greatly reduce the learning curve for any professional interested in an OWTS.
of all households in the US utilize an onsite wastewater treatment system to
treat their domestic waste. This course utilizes the document "Handbook
for Managing Onsite and Clustered (Decentralized) Wastewater Treatment Systems",
EPA Document No. EPA 832-B-05-001, December 2005 published by the US EPA as
the basic text for designing, installing or managing an OWTS. This course will
not qualify the student as a licensed septic tank designer, installer or inspector,
but will provide most of the information required to take the appropriate state
test. The course material presents introductory information required to obtain
proficiency in the required subject matter.
The associated course materials are contained in an Adobe Acrobat copy of the US EPA publication: Handbook for Managing Onsite and Clustered (Decentralized) Wastewater Treatment Systems, EPA Document No. EPA 832-B-05-001, December 2005:Handbook for Managing Onsite and Clustered (Decentralized) Wastewater Treatment Systems, EPA Document No. EPA 832-B-05-001 (PDF file, 66 pages, 2 MB)
Please click on the above underlined hypertext to view, download or print the document for your study. Because of the large file size, we recommend that you first save the file to your computer by right clicking the mouse and choosing "Save Target As ...", and then open the file in Adobe Acrobat Reader.
This course discusses the thirteen elements of an OWTS management program, the various ways to manage the a system of OWTSs, the advantages and disadvantages of each type of management system, and how they differ.
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Once you finish studying the above course content, you need to take a quiz to obtain the PDH credits.