Onsite Sewerage Maintenance and Inspection

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Self Paced On Demand Online Delivery

  • Ten sessions.
  • Instructor led lectures.
  • 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, Jeff Hay, ROWP, Lee Selzer, ROWP.
  • Fees are $1,000 plus GST.

Course Purpose

This course provides training for maintenance and inspection 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 – Maintenance Provider and for ROWP - Private Inspector.

Participants will also become familiar with the work experience requirements and administrative procedures for approval of ROWP applicants by ASTTBC.

Course Content

  • The regulatory framework, including the aspects of the Sewerage System Regulation applicable to maintenance and inspection, the Municipal Wastewater Regulation, a cursory introduction to other regulations relevant to maintenance and inspection such as the Riparian Area Regulation, local maintenance bylaws, etc.
  • Policies and Practice Guidelines of ASTTBC and EGBC related to maintenance and inspection.
  • The Sewerage System Standard Practice Manual standards and guidelines for maintenance.
  • Maintenance procedures, trouble shooting and repair of treatment and dispersal systems.
  • Inspection procedures for performance inspections (real estate deals) and compliance inspections (building permits).
  • We currently offer a maintenance and inspection practicum opportunity. Jim provides one-on-one support for your assessment of a sewerage system at Nanoose Bay, BC. A pipe camera is provided. This is intended for one or two participants per session. You can anticipate spending at least four hours on site, followed by your creation of formal reports and drawings with desktop review by Jim. You pick the date, subject to Jim's availability. Contact Jim to discuss details.


Instructor-led lecture with learning exercises, group discussion, review 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.

Learning resources are provided including digital files for:

  • BC Sewerage System Regulation
  • 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 and self-study resources.


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Phone: 250-468-9772

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