Illicit Discharge Detection and Elimination
This online engineering PDH course presents EPA's BMP for identifying and eliminating non-stormwater discharges to storm sewers to improve runoff stormwater quality.
Non-storm water discharges are typically the result of unauthorized connections of sanitary or process wastewater drains to storm sewers. These connections are common, yet often go undetected. Non-storm water discharges can include discharges of process water, air conditioner condensate, non-contact cooling water, vehicle wash water, or sanitary waste.
EPA recognizes that these discharges are significant sources of pollutants, and unless regulated by an NPDES permit, they are also illegal. Therefore the EPA published the Storm Water Phase II Rule on
This 5 PDH online course is applicable to municipality owners and/or operators, construction contractors/workers, site developers, engineers, managers, and all other personnel involved in the detection and elimination of illicit discharges.
This PE continuing education course is intended to provide you with the following specific knowledge and skills:
- Types and methods of illicit discharges
- Siting and design criteria
- Maintenance and cost considerations
- Failing Septic Systems
- Industrial/Business Connections
- Recreational Sewage
- Sanitary Sewer Overflows
- Identifying Illicit Connections
- Wastewater Connections to the Storm Drain System
- Illegal Dumping
Once you complete your course review, you need to take a multiple-choice quiz consisting of twenty five (25) question ns to earn 5 PDH credits. The quiz will be based on this EPA publication.
Upon successful completion of the quiz, print your Certificate of Completion instantly. (Note: if you are paying by check or money order, you may print your Certificate of Completion after we receive your payment.) For your convenience, we will also email you your Certificate of Completion. Also, you can log in to your account at any time to access and print your Certificate of Completion.