Centre for Environmental Training  
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Whitehead and Associates Environmental Consultants Pty Ltd
Centre for Environmental Training
Onsite I site

On-site Wastewater Management


This three day course covers all aspects of on-site wastewater systems, their design and management. The course illustrates how best practice and a wide range of emerging technologies can be used to optimise on-site wastewater management and protect public health and the environment. The course comprises illustrated lectures, practical demonstrations and exercises and a field based site evaluation and design exercise.

Course content includes:

•    The Regulatory Environment
•    Wastewater Quantification and Characterisation
•    Primary Treatment; Septic Systems
•    Composting Systems and Greywater Diversion
•    Secondary Treatment; Sand Filters and Mounds
•    Secondary Treatment; Wetlands and Reed Beds
•    Aerated Wastewater Treatment Systems
•    Tertiary Treatment; Disinfection and Advanced Processes
•    Soil Absorption Systems; Trenches and Beds
•    Soils; Hydraulic Conductivity and Dispersion
•    Soil Properties, Classification and Testing
•    Passive Dosing; Siphons and Flouts
•    Evapotranspiration Systems
•    LPED Systems and Wick Trenches
•    Water Balance Analysis
•    Nutrient Removal and Land Application Systems
•    Irrigation Systems
•    Land Capability Assessment
•    Soil Landscape Interpretation
•    Site and Soil Assessment
•    Field Based Site and Soil Assessment
•    Site Evaluation and Design Exercise
•    Failing Systems; Auditing and Troubleshooting
•    Tracing Failing Systems