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Onsite wastewater systems.

Educational Program

If you are an Onsite Wastewater Systems Specialist, you may register for just these sessions as their own conference at a lower rate. See for the separate brochure and registration form.


Learning Objectives

After attending these sessions, you will be able to:

* evaluate the latest onsite wastewater treatment technologies

* develop successful maintenance and management programs for communities

* assess the usage of alternative treatment systems in different parts of the country

* analyze the environmental health impacts of onsite wastewater systems

Highlighted Speaker Richard Otis


Richard Otis, Ph.D., P.E., D.E.E., is Vice President of Applied Technologies in the Madison, WI, office of Ayres Associates. He has been the research director and project manager of wastewater facility projects since 1970. Dr. Otis' primary emphasis has been developing low-cost technological and institutional solutions to wastewater problems in areas with no centralized wastewater treatment. He will present attendees with a management and planning approach that integrates centralized and decentralized technologies and practices, and is based on risk management, performance, affordability, and accountability.

Sunday, June 26


History and Current Challenges of Onsite Wastewater Treatment and Disposal in the Florida Keys

William G. Brookman, M.P.H., C.E.H.P., EH Supervisor, Monroe County Health Department, Islamorada, FL and Bobbi Sleighter, EH Administrator, Monroe County Health Department, Key West, FL


How Well Do Aerobic Treatment Units Work? Data from the Florida Keys

Eberhard Roeder, Ph.D., EH Program Consultant, Bureau of Onsite Sewage Programs, Florida Department of Health, Tallahassee, FL and William G. Brookman, M.P.H., C.E.H.P., EH Supervisor, Monroe County Health Department, Islamorada, FL


Making Sense Out of Sizing Septic Systems: The Seattle and King County Water Use Study

David P. Christensen, R.E.H.S., Health & Environmental Investigator II, Public Health-Seattle & King County, Bellevue, WA


Alternative System Treatment and Performance

George Loomis, Ph.D., Research and Extension Soil Scientist, University of Rhode Island Cooperative Extension, Kingston, RI

Monday, June 27


PROTOUR--Alternative Treatment Systems Field Trip

See page 21 for details.


Creative Dispersal of Advanced-Treated Wastewater in Rhode Island

George Loomis, Ph.D., Research and Extension Soil Scientist, University of Rhode Island Cooperative Extension, Kingston, RI


Passive Phosphorus Removal Technologies to Achieve Low Phosphorus

Pio Lombardo, P.E., President, Lombardo Associates, Inc., Newton, MA


Know Your S--t: Educating Sewage Haulers in King County

Olivia L. Chamberlain, R.E.H.S., Health & Environmental Investigator, Public Health-Seattle & King County, Seattle, WA

Tuesday, June 28


Challenges in the Implementation of Comprehensive Onsite and Decentralized Management Programs

Robert Rubin, Ph.D., Senior Environmental Specialist, McKim and Creed; and Professor Emeritus, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC


Breaking the Barriers of Tradition: A Brave New World for Decentralized Wastewater!

Richard J. Otis, Ph.D., P.E., D.E.E., Vice President, Applied Technologies, Ayres Associates, Madison, WI


Better Community Design Through Decentralized Wastewater Treatment

Lorraine Joubert, Water Resource Specialist, University of Rhode Island Cooperative Extension, Kingston, RI


Keeping the Homeowner on the Hook: Enforcement of Operations and Maintenance Contracts at the Local Level--A Study of Massachusetts

Kimberly Monsini, Vice President of Operations, Clearwater Recovery, Rockland, MA


A Local Perspective on the Management of Advanced Onsite Wastewater Treatment Systems

Brent L. Reagor, R.S., EH Specialist, Town of Acton, Acton, MA


Promoting the Onsite Industry Through Credentialing and Certification

Christl Pokorney, OSWS Project Coordinator, Research & Development, NEHA, Denver, CO and Anthony Smithson, M.S., R.S., Coordinator, Onsite Wastewater Program, Lake County Health Department, Waukegan, IL


New USEPA Handbook for Management of Onsite and Decentralized Wastewater Systems

Joyce Hudson, Senior Environmental Engineer and Decentralized Wastewater Program Manager and Stephen Hogye, Decentralized Wastewater Project Officer, Office of Wastewater Management, USEPA, Washington, DC
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