Municipalities & Infrastructure Water

We have a variety of materials and programs related to the design of community and municipal infrastructure for the purpose of helping conserve and protect water resources and avoiding damage from excessive water.

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Onsite Wastewater Treatment and Reuse

BAEN has three major programs focused towards OSSF education and training: classroom education, field training and demonstration, and online (website) education and information dissemination.    

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Municipalities & Infrastructure Water



This manual is intended for use as an instructional guide accompanying a short course discussing wastewater loading to onsite wastewater treatment systems.


This publication explains how to properly get a home’s onsite wastewater treatment system back into service after a flood or power outage.


This publication discusses the constituents of graywater; their potential effects on human, soil, plant and environmental health and steps to prevent harm to them.


We offer numerous free and affordable programs on agriculture and natural resources, family and community health, economic health and youth development. We also offer many volunteer opportunities. Browse the list below.

Texas AgriLife Extension’s Urban and Municipal Park programs conduct research and provide continuing education for community leaders and boards, park practitioners, volunteers, and friends groups.



An aerobic septic system, or aerobic treatment unit (ATU), uses oxygen to break down both dissolved and solid constituents into gases, cell mass, and non-degradable material contained in wastewater. This online course will teach you how to properly maintain and operate your ATU. You will have 30 days from the day you register to complete this program. If you do not complete the program within this limit, your registration will expire, and you will need to pay the registration fees again to start over.


Learn to design and manage solar powered pumping systems for landscape and small landowner farming operations. This course provides 4 hours of continuing education units for Texas Landscape Architects, Professional Engineers, and others who self-report.

Pros in Parks

This four-course bundle series is for anyone interested in learning about parks, open spaces, sports turf management, stream management, and more!

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