Oswego County News Release
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January 30, 2009

Oswego County Offers Training Courses for
Engineers and Wastewater Professionals

OSWEGO - The Oswego County Health Department will sponsor two professional training classes this spring for engineers, architects, contractors, code enforcement officers and others who work professionally in designing or installing wastewater treatment systems. The classes will be offered through SUNY Delhi and the New York State Onsite Wastewater Treatment Training Network. Students will receive up to 16 continuing education credits after successfully completing each course.

“Fundamentals and Soil Analysis for Onsite Wastewater Treatment Systems” will be offered Tuesday and Wednesday, Feb. 24 and 25, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. “Small Scale Onsite Wastewater System Design I” will be held Tuesday and Wednesday, March 10 and 11, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Both classes will be held in the Oswego County Health Department training room at the County Office Complex, 70 Bunner St., Oswego. The cost of each session is $445 and includes reference materials, coffee and lunch.

The courses will cover a variety of topics essential to wastewater treatment systems, including regulatory requirements, biology of wastewater treatment, system design and components, design elements and calculations, and New York State best industry practices.

“The Oswego County Health Department is committed to protecting its water resources,” said Bill Havener, P.E., public health engineer for the County Health Department. “This is a key component in protecting the health of all of our citizens. Properly constructed individual onsite wastewater treatment systems are essential.We strongly encourage design professionals to attend these classes, and we look forward to working with them in protecting our natural resources.”

For more information or to receive a registration form, contact Havener at 349-3557, or by . The registration form may be downloaded by clicking HERE.

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