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
  • Greywater Systems
  • Wastewater Characterisation
  • Climatic Factors
  • Wastewater Testing
  • Evapotranspiration Systems
  • Septic Systems and Primary Treatment
  • Water Balance Analysis
  • Soils and Soil Based Systems
  • Nutrient Balances
  • Soil Landscape Interpretation
  • Irrigation Systems
  • Soil Properties
  • Wet Weather Storage
  • Soil Classification
  • Use of Tracers
  • Soil Testing
  • Community and Decentralised Systems
  • Sand Filters and Mound Systems
  • Site Assessment
  • Aerobic Systems
  • Field Based Site and Soil Assessment
  • Disinfection
  • Site Evaluation and Design Exercise
  • Composting Toilets and Wetlands¬†