Creating Online Septic System Owner's Guides

Event Date: 
Wednesday, March 2, 2016
Time Zone: 
Central Standard Time (CST)
Event Type: 
Non-NEHA Event
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This free online webinar with discuss a new online tool available for anyone to develop customized septic system owner’s guides. With over 25% of the US population being served by septic systems and that percentage on the rise, the need for proper management is a key issue to accelerate adoption of current technologies and improve existing onsite wastewater treatment systems. This project provides an online vehicle for wastewater professionals to transform rural wastewater management by developing a customizable Community System Owner’s Guide (CSOG). is the online tool to create customized homeowner operation and maintenance (O&M) manuals for onsite septic systems from a single family home to a large cluster system. The tool will work for newly design/installed systems or those that have been in the ground a long time. A septic system professional creates an account where all their projects are stored. Using the web interface they enter specific site and system information and the tool creates an electronic or hard copy O&M manual which includes stock image and text along with the customized information entered by the professional.

The project will be discussed with time allowed at the for attendees to create accounts and try out the tool.

Contact Name: 
Sara Heger
University of Minnesota