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Thursday, December 19, 2019

Considerations for a Site/Use Appropriate Onsite System Parts 1 & 2

Start Date: 12/19/2019 8:00 AM CST
End Date: 12/20/2019 4:00 PM CST

Venue Name: University of Nebraska Eastern Nebraska Research and Extension Center

1071 County Road G
Ithica, NE  United States  68033

Organization Name: Nebraska On-Site Waste Water Association

Jason Orton
Email: jason@h2oboy.net
Phone: 4024760162



Thursday, Dec. 19
8:00 am Check-In
8:30 am Becky Schuerman, UNL Extension
• Welcome & Introductions.
8:45 am System Choices
• The four typical approaches to
wastewater treatment.
• Strengths and weaknesses of those
broader views.
• Available technologies for backyard
and community treatment systems.
10:15 am Break
10:30 am Treatment Environments
• The biological side of onsite
treatment processes.
• What makes OWTS so dynamic and
12:00 pm Lunch
12:30 pm Mound Systems: Design Process &
• Using mounds systems as a longterm
treatment solution.
• Mound system site, sizing, design
and installation steps to create a
long-term solution.
2:00 pm Break
2:15 pm Mound Systems: Continued
3:45 pm Final Wrap-Up, Complete & Submit
Trng. Evals and Adjourn.

Friday, Dec. 20
8:00 am Check-In
8:30 am Becky Schuerman, UNL Extension
• Welcome & Introductions.
8:45 am Proper System Care
• Requirements and procedures to
properly care for conventional
• Residential wastewater
characteristics, septic tanks and
typical soil treatment areas.
10:15 am Break
10:30 am Design Problems: Elevations,
System Sizing & Buried Tanks
• Typical errors made or steps skipped in
the design process and how they can
create larger problems.
• How to plan and communicate to
avoid errors.
12:00 pm Lunch
12:30 pm Adding Capacity to Systems
• An overview of a number of scenarios
of systems that need a little more
2:00 pm Break
2:15 pm Pressure Distribution
• The applications around pressure
• The benefits of pressure distribution
and key points to consider.
3:45 pm Final Wrap-up, Complete & Submit
Trng. Evals & Adjourn.

About the Speakers

Dave Gustafson, PE is a registered Engineer
working in the Water Resource Center at 
The University of Minnesota. He has been dealing
with sewage for over 30 years in municipal
scale systems and backyard treatment
technologies. He has been educating and
assisting onsite treatment professionals in
MN, nationally and internationally for over 25
years. His position allows him to be active in
the troubleshooting and evaluation of systems
in MN and nationally. He has learned through
the years that we can learn from each other
and getting your hands dirty helps to keep your
thoughts clear.
Becky Schuerman is the University of
Nebraska Extension Associate for Domestic
Water/Wastewater Management. She worked
in the regulatory field for the State of Nebraska
Public Drinking Water and Water Well
Standards Programs for over 17 years before
starting with Extension in April. She has worked
in conjunction with the Nebraska Well Drillers
Association, Nebraska’s NRDs, Nebraska
Rural Water Association, Nebraska Section
American Water Works Association, NDHHS,
the Groundwater Foundation, NDEQ, UNL and
EPA Region 7 throughout those years. Becky
holds a Bachelor of Science in Ag and Natural

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