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Management of Onsite and Clustered Wastewater Treatment Systems

COURSE NO: C07-013
COURSE PROVIDER: Gilbert Gedeon, P.E.
Management of Onsite and Clustered Wastewater Treatment Systems
Course Highlights

This online engineering PDH course provides an overview of key considerations for developing or enhancing management programs for decentralized wastewater treatment systems.


One in every four households in the United States relies on an individual onsite or small cluster system to treat wastewater. In far too many cases, these systems are installed and largely forgotten – until problems arise. On the other hand, EPA concluded in its 1997 Report to Congress that “adequately managed decentralized wastewater systems are a cost-effective and long-term option for meeting public health and water quality goals, particularly in less densely populated areas.”


The key to achieving effective performance of decentralized sewage treatment systems from the simplest “box and rocks” septic tank and drainfield system to the most complex treatment and dispersal units; is an effective management strategy. This strategy must consider several critical elements such as planning, site conditions, risk factors, system design, and operation and maintenance, all of which comprise a management program.


This 7 PDH online course is applicable to civil, environmental and chemical engineers, sanitarians, and others seeking an understanding of Management of Onsite and Clustered Wastewater Treatment Systems.
Learning Objectives

This PE continuing education course is intended to provide you with the following specific knowledge and skills:

  • Introduction to the management of onsite and clustered wastewater treatment systems
  • Relevant of the management guidelines to other water programs
  • Description of management models
  • How to apply the management models
Course Document
In this professional engineering CEU course, you need to review the document “Handbook for Managing Onsite and Clustered (Decentralized) Wastewater Treatment Systems” of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
To view, print and study the course document, please click on the following link(s):
Management of Onsite and Clustered Wastewater Treatment Systems (1.7 MB)
Course Quiz
Once you complete your course review, you need to take a multiple-choice quiz consisting of thirty-five (35) questions to earn 7 PDH credits. The quiz will be based on the entire document.
The minimum passing score is 70%. There is no time limit on the quiz, and you can take it multiple times until you pass at no additional cost.
Certificate of Completion

Upon successful completion of the quiz, print your Certificate of Completion instantly. (Note: if you are paying by check or money order, you will be able to print it after we receive your payment.) For your convenience, we will also email it to you. Please note that you can log in to your account at any time to access and print your Certificate of Completion.

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