The Waldo County Soil and Water Conservation District will be hosting septic-system training for site evaluators, contractors, code enforcement officers, and licensed plumbing inspectors. The workshop, “Ethical and Technical Issues for the Site Evaluator,” will be held at the Hutchinson Center in Belfast Friday, April 16, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The ethics portion of the course will focus on the point when a site evaluator stops being a consultant and becomes an advocate for a client. Technical topics will include calculation of fill and fill extensions, site evaluation requirements on filled sites, on-site monitoring of seasonal high groundwater, and the determination of whether a system is engineered or can be designed by a site evaluator. This course will primarily be of interest to licensed site evaluators, but is open to all, including local plumbing inspectors and system installers.

Six and one-half training contact hours will be awarded for attending this workshop and will apply toward recertification for L.P.I.’s and C.E.O.’s, as well as Maine Department of Human Services and Department of Environmental Protection voluntary certification programs for septic-system installers and contractors.

The cost for the workshop is $75 (includes training materials, lunch and breaks). For registration information, contact Waldo County Soil and Water Conservation District at 338-1964 ext. 3, or the Joint Environmental Training Coordinating Committee at 253-8020.