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Installation, siting and professional associations

< Click on the Page Thumbnail to see a full size low resolution page image. To request mailed copies, please send a USPS flat rate prepaid Priority Mail envelope or box to NWMOWTF. PO Box 792, Traverse City, MI 49685-0792NWMOWTF wishes to extend its appreciation to COLE Publishing of Three Lakes, WI for permission to reprint articles from Onsite Installer.

Onsite Installer, Pumper, Pro, Cleaner and Municipal Water and Sewer magazines provide an invaluable information resource.

The articles referenced are by Dave Gustafson P.E. and Jim Anderson Ph.D. of University of Minnesota. Jim Anderson is Director of the renowned Water Resources Center. Dave Gustafson is Extension Onsite Sewage Treatment Educator.

Both are also active participants in the Consortium of Institutes for Decentralized Wastewater Treatment which has developed a standardized format for operation and maintenance training for onsite wastewater service providers. The Onsite Consortium, is a group of Educational Institutions cooperating on decentralized wastewater training and research efforts. The Consortium also includes people from educational institutions, citizens groups, regulatory agencies and private industry. (http://www.onsiteconsortium.org/training/index.cfm)

Several certification and training curriculum are indevelopment or in application on the national level.
National Association of Waste Transporters has a new Septic Inspection Course for Real Estate Transfer and Certified Maintenance Provider Courses. Michigan contact for NAWT is Michigan Septic Tank Association. P.O. Box 739, Roscommon, MI 48653-0739
Phone 989-275-5011. Fax 989-275-8874 Contact Mark Scott.

National Environmental Health Association has developed a certification program.

NOWRA Institutes of Learning - NOWRA has established the “Institutes of Learning” as the national educational entity for the decentralized industry. The function of this entity is to provide the structure that ensures quality materials for education and training programs that are available for all industry practitioners.

NETCSC Assists small communities by providing training and training-related information and referral services in the areas of wastewater, drinking water, and solid waste. NETCSC offers FREE and low-cost training products for small communities for use in all phases of training, from needs assessment to delivery and evaluation.

Michigan Onsite Wastewater Training and Education Center Workshops all at Novi, Michigan
Register early. Classes fill up quickly! For more info or to ask for a Registration form call Barb DeLong (517) 355-4720

P.O.Box 792, Traverse City, MI 49685-0792
TEL: (231) 233-1806
For more information contact Executive Director

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