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

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 and Regional Rules
  • Subsurface Irrigation Systems
  • Landscape Interpretation
  • Introduction to On-site Systems
  • Soils and Permeability
  • Wastewater Characterisation
  • Soil Properties
  • Wastewater Treatment Systems
  • Soil Textural Classification
  • Septic Systems
  • Hydraulic Conductivity
  • Sand Filters and Mound Systems
  • Nutrient Loading
  • Aerobic Systems
  • Water Balance Analysis
  • Composting Toilets
  • The Use of Tracers
  • Wetlands
  • Site Assessment
  • Greywater Treatment Systems
  • Using a Site Evaluation Checklist
  • Land Application Systems
  • Field Based Workshop
  • Soils and Soil Based Systems
  • Interpretation and Analysis of Field Data
  • Trenches and Beds
  • On-site Design Exercise
  • Evapotranspiration Seepage Systems