PASEO is a DEP-approved training sponsor  (ID # 87).  Periodically throughout the year, we offer SEO training courses to both members and non-members. Space is limited at all training course to the first 40 registrants. (Current COVID-19 indoor gathering size restrictions may further limit course sizes.)

** See important note about COVID-19 Safety & PASEO’s training offerings at the bottom of this page. **


During PASEO’s Annual Conference at the Red Lion Hotel, PA on March 7-9, 2021, we will be offering a variety of additional training courses.  You must be registered to attend the annual conference to be eligible to register for any of the training courses.  These training courses are optional — extra fees beyond the conference registration fee apply.

During PASEO’s Western Conference at the Doubletree in Monroeville, PA on March 15, 2021, we will be offering a variety of training courses.  Registration is for the full day only — pick your desired courses and earn up to 6 SEO credits.


SERIES OF OPERATION AND MAINTENANCE TRAINING COURSES (full day)
Total 6 SEO CEUs
Sunday, March 7, 2021; 8:30am-4:30pm
Red Lion Hotel Hotel, 4751 Lindle Road, Harrisburg, PA 17111.
Hotel phone: (717) 939-7841  Hotel website
Register for this training series when you are registering for the Annual Conference

This full-day series of O&M courses consists of four separate 1.5 hour training courses:

System Operation and Maintenance- It’s More Than Just Tank Pumping  (#1003SMGT-0087CLRM) – Providing proper and routine maintenance for all types of onlot sewage disposal systems is the key to long term system functioning.   This short course on routine system operation and maintenance will focus on standard septic tank systems for single family residential use.    The course will discuss why maintenance is important and will review the key elements of sound operation and maintenance such as inspection of all system components, tank pumping, efficient water use, proper waste disposal, and protection of the absorption area.  Homeowner education will be emphasized including topics such as use of garbage disposals, tank additives, water softeners, and more. (1.5 SEO CEUs)

Maintaining a Residential Jet BAT Media Plant (#1012TECH-0087CLRM) – The importance of maintaining all components of an onlot sewage disposal system cannot be overemphasized. This short course will focus on system operation and maintenance for a residential Jet BAT Media plant. The course will briefly summarize the basic components and operation of the media plant and will then focus on detailed maintenance activities that are specific to the Jet BAT media plant. (1.5 SEO CEUs)

Advantex® Treatment Systems in PA- Maintenance Provisions for the SEO (#1010TECH-0087CLRM) – The importance of system maintenance cannot be overstated and is the key to long term system functioning. Acknowledging the fact that all systems and all system components require maintenance, this short course on operation and maintenance will focus on the Orenco Advantex Treatment System. The course will briefly summarize the Adantex treatment system, how it works, and the current maintenance measures required in PA by the system’s alternate listing. The course will then focus on more detailed maintenance activities that are specific to the Advantex system. (1.5 SEO CEUs)

PercRIte® Drip Dispersal- Operation and Maintenance (#1011TECH-0087CLRM) – The importance of system maintenance cannot be overstated and is the key to long term system functioning.   The need for system maintenance, meaning maintenance beyond pumping, is not unique to alternate systems but should be performed on all types of onlot sewage treatment and dispersal systems.  This short course on system operation and maintenance will focus on the PercRite drip systems, both the drip systems and the Micromound systems.  We will first briefly summarize these two (2) systems describing their basic components and how/when they are used in PA.   We will discuss what is currently required in PA by the respective system’s alternate listing.    And then we will go on to discuss the detailed maintenance activities that are specific to the PercRite drip systems. (1.5 SEO CEUs)


PERCRITE® DRIP DISPERSAL – DESIGN REVIEW & INSTALLATION INSPECTION 
DEP Training Course #pending, 3 SEO CEUs
Monday, March 8, 2021; 2:00pm-5:15pm
Red Lion Hotel Hotel, 4751 Lindle Road, Harrisburg, PA 17111.
Hotel phone: (717) 939-7841  Hotel website
Register for this training series when you are registering for the Annual Conference

This course will educate SEOs about the design review and installation inspections for the American PercRite drip dispersal technology.   Part 1 of the course will review the basic siting and design requirements.  Operational design calculations will be demonstrated including a design review worksheet.    Part 2 of the course defines manufacturer and SEO responsibilities and then focusses on critical elements of the SEO inspection of a drip installation.     Satisfactory completion of this course will allow SEOs to independently issue permits for this technology.


PRESSURE DISTRIBUTION – UNDERSTANDING DEMAND DOSING, TIME DOSING, AND FLOW EQUALIZATION
DEP Training Course #1001HYDR-0087CLRM, 3 SEO CEUs
Tuesday, March 9, 2021; 8:00am-11:15am
Red Lion Hotel Hotel, 4751 Lindle Road, Harrisburg, PA 17111.
Hotel phone: (717) 939-7841  Hotel website
Register for this training series when you are registering for the Annual Conference

This course will educate Sewage Enforcement Officers with the overall concept of dosing pressure distribution systems and how dosing can promote long term functioning of the absorption areas. The course describes differences with demand dosing, time dosing, and flow equalization, and presents the advantages and disadvantages of each. The course will review the overall dosing requirements for Chapter 73 pressure dosed systems and the alternate system listing for the use of flow equalization in PA. Typical design scenarios will be reviewed for demand and time dosing as well as for flow equalization situations, so that the SEO can acquire experience in reviewing and determining compliance with PA standards. Attendees will learn how various control panels are designed to facilitate dosing schemes and also to provide useful information for ongoing system operations. The use of standard spreadsheets will also be introduced to help facilitate SEO design reviews.


TECHNICAL DECISION MAKING FOR MALFUNCTION RESOLUTION
DEP Training Course #210.1-0087, 8 SEO CEUs
Monday, March 15, 2021; 8:30am-4:30pm
Doubletree Hotel, 101 Mall Blvd, Monroeville, PA 15146
Hotel phone: (412) 373-7300;  Hotel website
Register for this training series when you are registering for the Western Conference

This course is designed to assist sewage enforcement officers in understanding the decision process and flowchart outlined in DEP’s Technical Decision Making Guidance for Onlot Sewage System Repair Situations document (TDM); the reasons TDM was developed as well as its intended use in resolving malfunctions; and, how to apply the TDM process to situations involving real-life malfunctions.  Following the completion of six (6) hours of classroom instruction, the student must pass (70% or better) a take-home posttest to complete the course and receive the eight (8) continuing education credits — no partial credit can be given. The posttest will consist of forty multiple choice and true/false questions. It will be administered online and the students will have 30 days from the conclusion of classroom instruction to pass the posttest.


PERCRITE® DRIP DISPERSAL – DESIGN REVIEW & INSTALLATION INSPECTION 
DEP Training Course #pending, 3 SEO CEUs
Monday, March 15, 2021; 8:30am-11:45am
Doubletree Hotel, 101 Mall Blvd, Monroeville, PA 15146
Hotel phone: (412) 373-7300;  Hotel website
Register for this training series when you are registering for the Western Conference

This course will educate SEOs about the design review and installation inspections for the American PercRite drip dispersal technology.   Part 1 of the course will review the basic siting and design requirements.  Operational design calculations will be demonstrated including a design review worksheet.    Part 2 of the course defines manufacturer and SEO responsibilities and then focusses on critical elements of the SEO inspection of a drip installation.     Satisfactory completion of this course will allow SEOs to independently issue permits for this technology.


WATERTIGHT TANK INSTALLATION
DEP Training Course #1004HYDR-0087CLRM, 3 SEO CEUs
Monday, March 15, 2021; 1:00pm-4:30pm
Doubletree Hotel, 101 Mall Blvd, Monroeville, PA 15146
Hotel phone: (412) 373-7300;  Hotel website
Register for this training series when you are registering for the Western Conference

Septic tanks are probably the most important single component of an onsite sewage system.  This course will review the functioning of septic tanks in onsite wastewater systems and the importance of providing watertight tanks.   The course will present the advances in tank construction over the years for both concrete and plastic tanks and will discuss the importance of using quality tanks and proper installation techniques.   The course will emphasize sound installation practices including tank buoyancy considerations and water tightness testing of tanks.


IMPORTANT NOTE:   All training classrooms will be set up with social distancing in mind.  Our aim is to have no more than two people per 8-foot table with each table spaced 6-feet away from any other table.  We will be observing whatever COVID-19 related policies and/or health orders are in place by the hosting hotel as well as the local government jurisdiction at the time of training.  At a minimum, you should expect to be properly masked while in the hotel.   When registering for any training course, you will be required to agree to a COVID-19 liability waiver.

If you experience any symptoms of illness such as cough, shortness of breath, fever, muscle pain, headache, sore throat, new loss of taste/smell, or any other symptom normally associated with COVID-19; have been exposed to someone with a suspected/confirmed case of COVID-19; been diagnosed with COVID-19 and not yet been cleared by local health professionals as non-contagious; and/or have traveled within 14 days prior to the training event to a area highly impacted by the COVID-19 virus, PASEO asks you to not attend the training event.  We will refund your registration fee in total up to and including the day of training.


*** All information, exact timing, and prices are tentative and subject to change. ***