High Strength Waste in Onsite Systems
This course was developed to address one of the challenges facing the onsite wastewater industry: wastewater treatment systems that malfunction as a result of hydraulic and/or organic overloading. The ability to evaluate wastewater sources to determine if they are delivering loads that exceed system treatment capacity is fundamental to meeting this challenge. The designer and service provider must consider not only the wastewater source, but also the treatment capability of the technologies. Additionally, the long‐term operation and maintenance needs of the system must be addressed to ensure effective onsite wastewater treatment.
The course provides participants with methods for troubleshooting systems by analyzing the source for excessive hydraulic and organic loading. The materials presented include: types of treatment systems; wastewater treatment concepts; basic sampling and monitoring techniques; examples of hydraulic and organic loading. The emphasis is on principles and practices of evaluating residential facilities.