Onsite Sewerage Design

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Self Paced On Demand Online Delivery

  • Twelve sessions.
  • Pre-recorded sessions are used, with the full slate of learning resources and with individualized one-on-one support. Contact us for additional details.
  • Instruction by: Jim Andersen, ROWP, AScT.; Jackson Twa, ROWP; Ian Ralston, P.L.Eng.; Michael Payne, P.Eng. P. Geo.; Brent Dennis, P.Eng.
  • This course includes extensive learning exercises and design case studies.
  • Fees are $1,200.00 plus GST.

Course Purpose

This course provides training for design of on-site sewerage systems in BC. The purpose is to provide the foundational knowledge required by the Applied Science Technologists and Technicians of BC as a condition of certification as a Registered Onsite Wastewater Practitioner – Planner and the design related competencies required by the Engineers and Geoscientists of BC for self declaration of competency for onsite sewerage practice for a P.Eng. or P.Geo.

Course Content

  • Fundamentals of onsite sewerage design.
  • The Sewerage System Regulation provisions specifically related to system design.
  • An in-depth orientation to the BC Ministry of Health's Sewerage System Standard Practice Manual including standards for system selection, system configuration and specification.
  • Site and soil assessment.
  • Documentation for sewerage Filing and Certification submissions to the Health Authority.
  • Participants will complete case studies for design of a simple gravity dispersal system and a conventional pressure distribution system. These may be submitted as work examples to support your application for ROWP Planner Certification by ASTTBC.


Instructor-led lectures.

Extensive learning exercises and case studies are used to reinforce key learning outcomes.

A large digital file is provided with additional learning resources including:

    • 3rd party research and quantified models for custom design.
    • BC Sewerage System Standard Practice Manual
    • ASTTBC Policies and Guidelines
    • EGBC Policies and Guidelines
    • Interpretive bulletins from the Ministry of Health
    • Slide printouts and study notes.
    • Extensive learning exercises, practice quizzes, case studies for design and self-study resources.


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