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

Sand Filters and Mound Systems for On-site Wastewater Treatment


This three day course covers the selection, design, sizing and construction of sand filters and mound systems for on-site wastewater management. The course covers the requirements for such systems as set out in the Australian/New Zealand standard and the relevant State and Regional Government guidelines and illustrates where sand filters and mound systems can be utilised to effectively treat on-site wastewater and offer a cost effective and environmentally acceptable management solution.

Course content includes:

  • Wastewater Treatment using Sand Filters
  • Sizing of Sand Filters and Mounds
  • Sand Filter Design Principles
  • Design Guidelines and Standards
  • Single Pass Intermittent Sand Filters
  • Sand Filters for Greywater Treatment
  • Recirculating Sand Filters
  • Siphons and Pumps
  • Mound Systems
  • Land Application of Effluent
  • Wisconsin Mounds
  • Construction of Sand Filters and Mounds
  • Amended Soil Systems
  • Maintenance of Sand Filters and Mounds
  • Selection of Media for Sand Filter Construction
  • Sourcing of Media
  • Case Studies of Sand Filters and Mound Systems 
  • Nutrient Removal Processes
  • Monitoring and Performance Data