BAEN has three major programs focused towards OSSF education and training: classroom education, field training and demonstration, and online (website) education and information dissemination.
About 20% of dwellings (residential and commercial) in Texas rely on On-Site Sewage Facilities (OSSF) for treatment and disposal of wastewater. The total number of OSSF's in Texas at the end of 2021 is over 2.3 million, approximately 750,000 of which are aerobic treatment and spray systems. More than half of new OSSF permits issued in Texas are for aerobic treatment unit (ATU) and spray systems, which requires routine operation, maintenance, and monitoring.
Education and training for the end-users (home and business owners) and for licensed onsite wastewater professionals (site evaluators, designers, installers, service providers, and regulators) is important to ensure water quality and public health protection from OSSF use. BAEN has three major programs focused towards OSSF education and training: (1) classroom education, (2) field training and demonstration, and (3) online (website) education and information dissemination.
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This course will inform participants about riparian and watershed processes, the benefits that healthy riparian areas provide, and the tools that prevent and/or resolve degradation and improve water quality.
The Texas Watershed Steward (TWS) online program is a statewide educational program designed to improve the quality of Texas’ water resources by educating and informing local stakeholders about their watershed, potential impairments, and steps that can be taken to help improve and protect water quality in their watershed.
This 1-hour course exposes learners to information regarding The Texas Watershed Steward (TWS) Program. Students will learn about the importance of water, the role of watersheds in the water cycle, and much more. Students have the option of obtaining school credit for this course.
This self-paced course provides a complete guide to center pivot irrigation systems and covers important details on their selection, operation, and management. All data and specifications are in both US customary units (or English unites) and metric units (or S.I. units), as is typical of center pivots outside of the United States. Test your knowledge of the material in each section through interactive quizzes.
Reseeding native plants is one of the most technically demanding land management practices in South Texas and this publication will point out 10 practices to avoid when reseeding.