TWRI hosting on-site sewage facility course May 15 in Lufkin

LUFKIN–The Texas Water Resources Institute, or TWRI, is hosting an advanced treatment course for onsite sewage facility professionals May 15 in Lufkin.

The course will be from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. at the Texas Forestry Association, 1903 Atkinson Drive.

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A Texas Water Resources Institute course for on-site sewage facility professionals will be held May in Lufkin. (Texas Water Resources Institute photo )

The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service onsite sewage facilities team will teach the eight-hour course.

The cost is $100 and includes lunch and handout materials. Attendees should register by April 19 online at http://bit.ly/2uYbtWL. After April 19 contact Emily Monroe, AgriLife Extension program specialist for TWRI, at emily.monroe@ag.tamu.edu or 979-458-3154, to check availability.

Also contact Monroe for more course information.

Monroe said the course is designed for wastewater site evaluators, designers, installers and regulators as well as operation, maintenance and monitoring services providers.

“The class will help participants understand why advanced treatment of on-site sewage facilities is necessary and how it is achieved using different types of on-site wastewater treatment and reuse technologies,” she said.

Specific topics will include:

  • Overviews of advanced wastewater treatment systems.
  • Environmental regulations and wastewater treatment technologies.                                           
  • Basic information on sewage design, operation and maintenance.                                                               
  • Final treatment, disposal and dispersal of wastewater.

Other topics include understanding the relationship between soil types and land application systems, the future of indirect and direct reuse of treated wastewater and a discussion of real-world examples.

The course is approved for eight hours of onsite wastewater continuing education credits by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality.

The course is funded by TWRI’s Attoyac Bayou Watershed Protection Plan Implementation project, a Clean Water Act nonpoint source grant provided by the Texas State Soil and Water Conservation Board and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

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Contact: Emily Monroe, 979-458-3154, emily.monroe@ag.tamu.edu

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