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Onsite professionals honored

The Delaware statewide Operator of the Year Awards included three from the state's onsite industry. Ken Walsh, owner of Multi Koastal Service in Ocean View, was named the 2011 On-Site Professional of the Year. He has more than 20 years experience in the industry and has served on the state Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control advisory board and Delaware Onsite Wastewater Recycling Association board of directors.

Charles White and Robert Bower received Lifetime Achievement Awards. White, owner of C. White and Sons in Seaford, has more than 50 years in the business. The company also won the Customer Service Award from the town of Seaford. Bower, owner of Midway Services in Lincoln, expanded the business in 1988 from septic system designs only to a full-service company.

Members Kim Yanaitus and Henry McKinney staffed the association's booth at the University of Delaware's Ag Day. They provided onsite demon-strations, handed out literature and answered questions from visitors.


The Alabama Onsite Wastewater Association and University of West Alabama will host a continuing education class Dec. 6-7 at the UWA Livingston campus. The first day is for installers and the second day for pumpers and portable restroom operators. Call the training center at 205/652-3803 or visit


The Connecticut Onsite Wastewater Recycling Association is holding its Installer School on Jan. 17, 24 and 31 and Feb. 7, 14 and 21, with a snow date of Feb. 28. Students enrolled in the Installer School are automatically enrolled in the Pumper/Cleaner School on Feb. 21, with a snow date of Feb. 28. The courses, which prepare attendees for the state licensing exam, are at Wesleyan University, Middletown. Call Janice Cavanaugh at 860/267-1057 or visit

North Carolina

North Carolina State University has the following courses:

• Dec. 3-4 – 18-hour Introductory Installer Training, Jacksonville

• Dec. 5 – Pump System Field Course; Advanced Monitoring and
Troubleshooting, Jacksonville

• Dec. 6 – Navigating Decentralized Reuse Rules and
Technologies, Raleigh

• Dec. 7 – Inspector Field Practicum, Raleigh

• Dec. 11 – Basic Troubleshooting of Onsite System Malfunctions,

• Dec. 12-13 – Advanced Troubleshooting of Onsite System
Malfunctions, Winston-Salem

• Jan. 17 – Introductory Drip Design for Wastewater Systems, Raleigh

• Jan. 29 – Onsite System Technologies, Bolivia

• Jan. 30 – Advanced Treatment for Improved Field
Performance, Bolivia

• Jan. 31 – Wastewater in the Environment, Bolivia

Call Joni Tanner at 919/513-1678 or visit, scroll down, click No. 8.

Rhode Island

The New England Onsite Wastewater Training Center at the University of Rhode Island in Kingston has these courses:

• Dec. 6 – Nitrogen in the Environment and Onsite Systems

• Dec. 13 – Designing Nitrogen Removal Technologies

Call 401/874-5950 or visit For soil courses, call Mark Stolt at 401/874-2915 or email


The Washington On-Site Sewage Association and Washington State Department of Health, in cooperation with Washington State University, are offering these certification courses:

• Dec. 5 – CAD Design for Onsite Systems, Centralia

• Dec. 12 – Monitoring and Maintenance, Puyallup

• Dec. 27 – First Aid/CPR, Puyallup

Call WOSSA at 253/770-6594 or visit


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