Workshop offered for basic septic system installers

Mar 06, 2018

Waldo County Soil & Water Conservation District is offering a septic system installation workshop designed for contractors, local plumbing inspectors (LPI) and site evaluators. The workshop will take place Friday, March 23, from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., in the Waldo County Extension Conference Room at 992 Waterville Road, Waldo.

This training qualifies for continuing education credits for site evaluators, LPIs, inspectors and contractors (for both septic system installation and soil erosion and sediment control). Upon completion of the course, participants will receive a certificate of attendance.

For contractors, this workshop qualifies as the course required for voluntary certification (certification is contingent upon satisfactory inspection of two septic systems by an LPI after completion of the course).

State Site Evaluator Glenn Angell and State Soil Scientist Dave Rocque will share their many years of experience as licensed site evaluators.

Topics Include:

  • Revisions to the SSWWD Rules adopted in 2015
  • Erosion/sediment control (what, where, when and who)
  • What causes failures and how to avoid them
  • Inspections which can hold up things
  • The interchangeability of disposal field devices
  • Installer liability
  • Reading and understanding the HHE-200 Form
  • How water moves into and through the soil
  • Septic system hydrology issues
  • Fill extension retaining walls
  • Back fill specifications and history
  • Installing septic system force mains through wetlands
  • Force main stream crossings
  • Septic system-related well contamination case studies
  • Natural Resources Protection and Mandatory Shoreland Zoning issues you should know

Preregistration is required. Registration fee is $75/person. Includes material, coffee, snacks and lunch. Please contact Kym Sanderson at or 218-5311 for further info or to register.

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