Alternative Technologies Workshop Offered for New England Pumpers

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The New England Onsite Wastewater Training Program at the University of Rhode Island is presenting a course designed specifically for septage haulers, "Innovative and Alternative Wastewater Treatment Technologies Workshop," on Thursday, July 14, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The workshop will be held at the University of Rhode Island Coastal Institute Building and the URI New England Onsite Wastewater Training Center at Peckham Farm in Kingston, Rhode Island. 

This course will cover the regulations that cover septage haulers in Rhode Island, teach proper pumpout practices and procedures for innovative and alternative (I&A) technologies, enhance your value to your customers, and learn what to do before and after pumpouts of specific components of I&A technologies. In addition, attendees will develop a sound understanding of their role when working with an I&A system service provider during a pumpout. Workshop attendees will be added to an I&A septage hauler registry maintained by the NEOWTP at URI and made available to the RIDEM, I&A service providers, and installers. (Although the very first part of the day focuses on Rhode Island regulations, some of that discussion and all of the rest of the day’s training is applicable to your work in other New England states.)

Class will begin with an indoor slide presentation and discussion session, followed by a hands-on field session at the URI NEOWT Center at Peckham Farm. Here we’ll demonstrate the practices and procedures to use while pumping several of the most commonly-used I&A technologies. After lunch we’ll travel to a neighboring town, where we will conduct a real (blind) pumpout of an I&A system with an experienced service provider and pumper. 

Instructors include:

  • David Kalen - URI/NEOWTP
  • Dan Cotta - SeptiTech
  • Darlene Gardner - Superior Septic Services
  • Kevin Hoyt - Hoyt Construction Services LLC
  • Bob Johnson - Effluential Technologies, Inc
  • Carmel McGill - Norweco
  • Lauren Usilton - FAST

Click here for the registration form and more information. 

Please call 401/874-590 or email with any questions. 


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