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Land Capability Assessment for On-site Wastewater Management

This three day course covers all aspects of land capability assessment, management and design. The course comprises illustrated lectures, practical demonstrations and exercises and a field based land capability assessment and design workshop.


Course content includes:

  • The Regulatory Environment
  • General Environmental Duty
  • Wastewater Characterisation and Testing
  • Primary Treatment; Septic Systems
  • Composting Systems and Greywater Diversion
  • Sand Filters, Media Filters and Mound Systems
  • Treatment Wetlands and Reed Beds
  • Secondary Treatment; Aerated Wastewater Treatment Systems
  • Soil Based Systems
  • Trenches and Beds
  • LPED Systems and Wick Trenches
  • Evapotranspiration Systems
  • Water Balance Analysis
  • Soil Landscape Interpretation for Land Capability Assessment
  • Soil Permeability and Dispersion Demonstrations
  • Soil Properties and Classification
  • Soil Testing
  • Nutrient Removal and Land Application Systems
  • Irrigation Systems
  • Land Capability Assessment
  • Site and Soil Assessment
  • Field Based Land Capability Assessment
  • Soil Permeability Testing by Constant Head Permeameter
  • Site Evaluation and Design Exercise
  • Failing Systems; Auditing and Troubleshooting
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