Colorado Soil and Site Evaluation Course
This course is designed 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.
The instructors for this course will be:
Warren Brown, P.E.
Public Health Engineer
Tri County Health Department
Roy Laws, P.E.
Jefferson County Public Health
Environmental Health Services Division
Class will be held Tuesday, August 14 and from 8am-5pm, and Wednesday August 15 from 8am-5pm
Bagels, doughnuts, coffee & tea in the morning, lunch and afternoon snacks will be provided.
REGISTRATION FOR THIS CLASS IS NOW CLOSED. Please check out our October Soils Course if you are interested in attending the class.