SUNY Delhi Offers "Onsite Wastewater System" Training Programs In Binghamton

     BINGHAMTON, NY - SUNY Delhi is offering a series of training events to help wastewater treatment professionals meet their certification renewal requirements. Valuable information will be provided to assist watershed municipalities and other areas with septic design approvals.

*This training is approved by the State Education Department for Professional Engineers and/or Land Surveyors Continuing Education Units (CEU's).

The program will be offered at the Broome County Health Department, 225 Front Street, Binghamton, NY with the following program topics:

  • Foundations of Onsite Wastewater Treatment Systems: March 21 - 22, 2005
  • Inspection of Existing Residential Wastewater Treatment Systems: February 16, 2005
  • Soil Analysis for Onsite Wastewater Treatment Systems: February 15, 2005

--> Foundations of Onsite Wastewater Treatment Systems provides an introduction to the biology of wastewater treatment, system design, system components, the importance of soil classification, recognizing system failures, and alternative technologies available to avoid pollution.

--> Inspection of Existing Residential Wastewater Treatment Systems participants learn to conduct and document a thorough inspection typical of a realty transfer. Various aspects of the residential inspection process are reviewed using videos, training scenarios and standardized OTN Inspection and Reporting Forms. Trained participants will be assigned an OTN Inspector Registration Number.

--> Soil Analysis for Onsite Wastewater Treatment Systems participants receive guidelines for making soil evaluations and other field investigations for onsite septic systems. Extensive discussions include soil physical characteristics, test-pit analysis, percolation tests, liquid flow in soils, seasonal water tables, soil terminology and data collection.

* These programs are presented by SUNY Delhi in cooperation with the NYSDEC, the NYS Onsite Wastewater Treatment Training Network (OTN), and the Broome County Health Department's Division of Environmental Health Services. They meet certification renewal requirements with NYSDEC for in-service training of Code Enforcement Officials.

For course fees and information, or to find out how to schedule customized training programs, call SUNY Delhi's Office for Continuing Education and Corporate Services at 607.746.4504. Call and register today or visit the college's website at