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Site and Soil Assessment for On-site Wastewater System Management and Design

This three-day course covers all aspects of on-site wastewater systems, design and management. This course is designed for professionals involved in planning, design, manufacture, installation, maintenance and regulatory supervision of on-site wastewater management systems.


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
  • 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
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