Innovative and Alternative Onsite Wastewater Treatment Technology Class (OWT 105)
Date & Time:
March 26, 2019 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Suffolk County Dept. of Health Services – First Floor Auditiorium
360 Yaphank Avenue
Yaphank, NY 11980
$200 (registrations received after March 8, 2019 the cost is $225)
Class size is limited to 25 people, so please register early to ensure a seat.
Course Description and Instructors
Innovative and alternative (I/A) technologies are being installed and evaluated in Suffolk County, and we anticipate more active use of these technologies in the future to help protect groundwater and surface waters on Long Island. Learn about the regulatory status of I/A systems in Suffolk County; selecting the proper system for the site; the treatment train process and standards; and wastewater distribution options. We will also teach you about pumps, controls, alarms, and timers; the basic components common to most I/A technologies; media filters; aerobic treatment units; drainfield options; and operation & maintenance. After the classroom discussion, the class will head out into the field to visit several I/A technologies installed under the County’s Septic Demonstration program. Instructors for the class are – George Loomis of the University of Rhode Island New England Onsite Wastewater Training Center and Justin Jobin and John Sohngen from Suffolk County Department of Health Services.
Participants are required to be present during the entire class – please plan to be on time.
Attendance will be taken throughout the class. The class fee does not include lunch or refreshment breaks - please bring your lunch, snacks and drinks, we will also have a list of nearby dining establishments available. The second half of the class is outdoors – please come prepared to be outside. The county will issues certificates to participants who successfully complete the class.