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POWRA presents a NAWT Inspector recertification one day class on November 1, 2018 at the University of NM Continuing Education Conference Center , 1634 University Blvd. NE, Albuquerque NM 87131

When: 11/1/2018
8:00 AM
Where: University of New Mexico Continuing Education Conference Center
1634 University Blvd. NE
ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico  87131
United States
Presenter: NAWT
Contact: Bill McKinstry
505 989-7676

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NAWT Inspector  Certification Class

Presented by

The Professional Onsite Wastewater Reuse Association of New Mexico POWRA-NM ,

Thursday, November 1,  2018 - in Albuquerque, NM.

For inspector re-certification(required every 2 years):  1-day class- Thursday, November 1

Time: from  8 a.m.- 4 p.m.   Instructor, Dave Gustafson.   Lunch provided. 

NAWT Training Programs:  Basic and Inspector Training  The National Association of Wastewater Transporters, Inc. (NAWT) is an education conduit for the industry at the national level. This is the national certification program for individual sewage treatment system inspection. The inspection education program incorporates the five management levels to provide the rationale and basis for inspecting onsite wastewater treatment systems. Currently there are over 1,100 inspectors registered on the NAWT website. The NAWT level of inspection is at the operation level.  It requires the inspector to locate and identify all parts of the onsite treatment system. Then the inspector needs to assess the condition of each part and determine whether it is operating properly or if there are system deficiencies to be corrected.  To do this requires that all parts of the system be accessible and opened for inspection.  This includes septic tanks, pump chambers, pretreatment media filters, aerobic treatment units and soil treatment units.

The NAWT program requires inspectors to complete 8 hours of continuing education every 2 years to maintain their certification.

Some of the topics to be presented and discussed:

- Review of “Primary Treatment Standards” – which NMED Regulations state does not exceed; (200 mg/l BOD), (100 mg/l TSS), (60 mg/l total nitrogen), (60 mg/l FOG)

- What is standard practice or methodology in determining waste strength (high strength waste) for non-residential type of discharges, for example; food service facilities, RV parks, veterinary clinics, schools.

- Gravity fed disposal area -vs- pressure dosing. When to use low pressure dosing. Pro and cons.

- Industry standards and methodology in the utilization of field instruments in determining proper functionality of an Alternative Treatment Unit, (DO, temperature, pH, other parameters). Should or can good monitoring data substitute for effluent sampling.

- Sand Lined Trenches and Bottomless Sand filters – Application examples, basic concept and design.

-Industry standards and methodology in “soil replacement” because of soil limitations such as clay or rock

- Inspection of existing On-Site Waste Water Systems, Installation and Practices.

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