Wastewater Management

We offer a variety of materials and resources related to waste management, including information on on-site wastewater and sewage management. Common topics include sustainable solid waste reuse, reduction, recycling and reprocessing.

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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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Wastewater Management

Publications

Publication

Some onsite wastewater treatment systems include a disinfection component. This publication explains how homeowners can disinfect wastewater with ultraviolet light, what the components of such a system are, what factors affect the performance of a UV light disinfection system, and how to maintain such a system. (4 pages)

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This publication explains the functions, characteristics, choices, configurations, and maintenance needs for constructed wetland media in on-site wastewater treatment systems. (4 pages)

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This publication explains the process, components, legal requirements, factors affecting performance, and maintenance needs of liquid chlorination systems for onsite wastewater treatment. (4 pages)

Courses

Course

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.

Course

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.

Homeowner Maintenance of Aerobic Treatment Units Online Course

This online course will teach you how to properly maintain and operate your aerobic treatment unit.

All Resources on Wastewater Management

  • Publication

    Some onsite wastewater treatment systems include a disinfection component. This publication explains how homeowners can disinfect wastewater with ultraviolet light, what the components of such a system are, what factors affect the performance of a UV light disinfection system, and how to maintain such a system. (4 pages)

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    To prevent health hazards to people and pollution in the environment, septic tank systems must be operated and maintained properly. This publication explains how septic systems work and how to keep them running properly. (4 pages)

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    A mound system is a soil absorption system placed above the natural surface of the ground. The system distributes treated wastewater into the soil. This publication discusses the design and maintenance of mound systems. (4 pages)

  • Publication

    This publication explains the functions, characteristics, choices, configurations, and maintenance needs for constructed wetland media in on-site wastewater treatment systems. (4 pages)

  • Publication

    This publication explains the process, components, legal requirements, factors affecting performance, and maintenance needs of liquid chlorination systems for onsite wastewater treatment. (4 pages)

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