This course provides an introduction to wastewater treatment and disposal. Relationships between public health concerns, water resources, and wastewater management are discussed. Emphasis is placed on health hazards and sanitation problems associated with wastewater management, causes of water pollution and the classification and control of water pollutants, municipal wastewater treatment processes, small waterborne onsite treatment and disposal systems, soils, and small waterborne onsite treatment and disposal systems for unsuitable soils and sites.
Academic Faculty/Staff, Federal Government Employees, State Government Employees, Local Government Employees, Non-Government Employees and Students
- Develop an understanding of the health hazards and environmental issues associated with proper wastewater management
- Gain insight into the causes of water pollution, how surface waters are classified, and the classification and control of water pollutants
- Understand the basic steps and various methods by which municipal wastewater is collected, treated, and discharged
- Become familiar with the components of small onsite wastewater treatment and disposal systems (including systems for unsuitable soils and sites), their function, and how onsite systems are designed and maintained
- Develop an understanding of the nature and properties of soils and their importance to onsite treatment and disposal systems
Director, AOWA Training Center
University Of West Alabama
- 4.00 Participation/CETulane Professional and Continuing Education (PaCE) awards 4.00 hour(s) of credit for completing E005: Wastewater
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Internet Connection Speed
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