NAWT OWTS Inspector

The Inspector class is a nationally recognized Onsite Wastewater Treatment System (OWTS) class developed to provide training, testing and certification for individuals conducting OWTS inspections for property transfers, system functionality and county or homeowner association requirements. Day one covers the basics of OWTS their purpose and functionality.  Day two covers the NAWT protocol on how to complete an inspection for all systems from the basic gravity fed systems through systems with advanced treatment.  The NAWT level of inspection is the Operations Level.  Identifying all parts and components and assessing their condition and identify deficiencies.  This is the generally accepted course that state and county health departments use for their certification requirements for individuals operating as OWTS Inspectors.

NAWT OWTS Installer

The Installer class is a nationally recognized OWTS class developed to provide training, testing and certification for individuals who install OWTS systems.  The topics covered in this 2-day course are planning and site evaluation; proper installation of tanks and advanced treatment units; using good installation principles for installing below grade, at-grade and above grade soil treatment areas; proper installation of pump and pump stations; proper installation of different media and media filters.  This course has been used as a preparatory course for CIDWT Installers Exam.

NAWT OWTS Operations & Maintenance

The Operations & Maintenance class is a nationally recognized OWTS class developed to provide training, testing and certification for individuals who provide O & M for OWTS systems.  The NAWT O & M training is very intensive and is, therefore, split into two parts. The first part, O & M 1, concentrates on business aspects of O & M and the operation and maintenance required for conventional systems including trenches, beds, mounds and at-grades with some aerobic tank discussion. The second part, O & M 2, concentrates more specifically on Aerobic Tanks, drip irrigation, single pass and re-circulating media filters, etc.  Each course is conducted over a two day period, with a field hands-on session and an exam administered at the conclusion of each course.  O & M 2 would have the prerequisite of attending and passing O & M 1.  We encourage all O & M participants to also become certified on any proprietary units that they may be working on in the field to ensure that the manufacturer warranty remains valid.  Unlike a manufacturer certification the NAWT O & M Course will provide the O & M service provider with the skills necessary to service and maintain any OWTS system and the entire OWTS system and not just manufacturers HLT unit.

NAWT Vac Truck Technician

The Vac Truck Technician class is a nationally recognized OWTS class developed to provide training, testing and certification for individuals who own or operate vacuum trucks that are used to clean septic tanks, aerobic treatment units, holding tanks or grease traps. It is directed specifically at owners and employees who may just be starting in business and need a good solid base of information to work with to perform their daily tasks. At the same time this one day training provides a good refresher and overview for even experienced operators.  This training is done through the use of presentations, videos and hands on exercises with a pump truck. The program has been developed with a grant from the USEPA, funding provided through the NAWT Education program and in partnership with the National Onsite Wastewater Education and Research Foundation, Inc. and the Pennsylvania Septage Management Association (PSMA).

NAWT OWTS Design

The Design class is a nationally recognized OWTS class developed to provide training, testing and certification for individuals who design all levels of OWTS systems.  The Designer class was developed in response to requests from health jurisdictions, designers, engineers and installers all over the United States, asking for a class which provides instruction for designing of OWTS. The class is based upon good design principles and does not cover specific state or county regulations.  In this 2-day course the attendees receive instruction in the various steps that are taken to create a design and the principles that constitute a good design.  Then by applying good design principles to the local codes the practitioner will create an OWTS design that will meet the specific site situations encountered.

Colorado Soils Training

Colorado Soils Training is a CDPHE Approved class to meet the requirements of the Section 43.5.J.2.c of the newly adopted Regulation #43 for a Competent Technician.

We will use class room lecture and field work to learn observation skills for profile holes and using visual and tactile evaluations to identify the soil types and characteristics needed to site and design onsite wastewater treatment systems.  These methods are in accordance with the USDA methodology that has been used across the county. Identify soil types by hand texturing and observation. Identify presence or absence of soil structure. Identify grade of soil structure. Recognize evidence of highest season water surface. Identify layers and interfaces that will interfere with effluent movement. Determine the most promising depth for infiltrative surface of OWTS and for percolation tests. Understand basic principles of OWTS siting and design.

Passing the course examination will demonstrate competency in the visual and tactile evaluation of soil.

Certificates of Competency will be provided to participants that pass this exam.

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