NAWT Names New Education Coordinator

NAWT Names New Education Coordinator
Kim Seipp

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Since 2007, Jim Anderson has served as education program coordinator for the National Association of Wastewater Technicians. He oversaw the NAWT education committee meetings and activities as well as coordinating workshops nationally. In 2007, the workshops available were the NAWT signature inspection workshop and two operation and maintenance workshops. By 2015, NAWT offerings have expanded to include workshops for installers, vacuum truck drivers, designers and site evaluators (soils).

Citing the need to step out of this role due to family and other commitments, Jim has passed the reins to Kim Seipp. Kim and her husband, Jeff, own High Plains Sanitation Service, Strasburg, Colorado. She has also been instrumental in bringing a wide range of education courses to Colorado through the Colorado Professional Onsite Wastewater Association. With Kim on board, NAWT looks to further expand its outreach and education capabilities. Jim will continue to work on specific projects through the NAWT education committee.

2016 NAWT Hapchuk Scholarship

The deadline for the 2016 NAWT Hapchuk Scholarship must be received or postmarked by Jan. 1, 2016, to be considered. The scholarship application has been posted at NAWT’s website at
The 2016 Hapchuk Scholarship assignment is as follows:

Option one

Build a short story around the two photographs (found at the NAWT website). A homeowner is meeting with the septic professional to discuss why his system is not working properly as indicated by a floating manhole riser. The story should explain why the system may have gotten that way and what will need to be done.

The short story should reference websites or articles where the information can be found. You can change or enhance the photos and be creative about how the story is told. The story can be no more than 1,500 words.

Option two

Using the same two photographs, create a short video that could serve as a public service announcement for homeowners on how to avoid having this problem. A video, cartoon, etc., is acceptable. Be creative!

All applications for the scholarship must be completed by you, the applicant, and returned, if by postal service or email, with the form to the NAWT office.
If you have questions regarding NAWT, please feel free to contact us at 800/236-6298 or email us at


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