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NEW! - Design: Mound Systems (1 hr)

Mound System Design
Overview - When soil conditions on a wastewater system site are encountered that are not suitable for the installation of a simple tank and leach field system, a raised-bed sand mound system can be used to overcome the site limitations. Sand mounds can be used to overcome shallow groundwater conditions, slowly permeable soils, and soil profiles with shallow limiting layers. A mound system creates conditions where both treatment and treated water dispersal occur in the same component. This presentation will walk you through the design steps to successfully design and build a sand mound system.

Learning Objectives - At the conclusion of this presentation, the participate will be able to:
  1. Recognize sites that are suitable for the use of an elevated sand mound for wastewater treatment and dispersal.
  2. Be able to properly place a mound system on a site for maximum success.
  3. Recognize the benefits and limitations of mound treatment systems.
  4. Discuss the process of designing a wastewater system to utilize the treatment and dispersal of wastewater using a mound system.

Credits - 1.0 hours/continuing education units

Questions - While taking the class, for Technical Support call (888) 705-6002 (8 am - 8 pm EST) or email