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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
  • Secondary Treatment; Aerated Wastewater Treatment Systems
  • 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
  • Regional On-site Wastewater Issues
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