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077-Septic System Design

By: Randy S. Wilder, PE

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Course Objective

This continuing education course is written specifically for professional engineers with the objective of relating to and enhancing the practice of engineering.

Course Description

077-Septic System Design

This course is intended to provide engineers, designers, and contractors with knowledge of how a septic system works, the components that make up the system, and the considerations involved in designing a septic system. Biologically, every septic system treats effluent waste in the same manner but the design process changes slightly with each state. And because each state has its own code with slight variations in their requirements, this is not intended to be an all-inclusive course in the design or installation of septic systems for each state. However, the design process can be used in every state with minor adaptations for a specific state.

The course will start "at the beginning" and then progress through the sequence of components from the septic tanks to the drainfield and the design involved in each of these components. The course will cover gravity systems, trench and bed drainfields, mounded systems, pumped systems, and Aerobic Treatment Units. It will also cover site placement considerations that must be evaluated when determining the location of a septic drainfield.

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Ronald Rice
12/31/2018
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excellent detailed comprehensive
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Jeff Raley
12/29/2018
Verified Buyer
Excellent! I suggest that the more in-depth design calculations are shown with more detail, with sample site plans included to better illustrate layouts.
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Paul Klein
12/14/2018
Verified Buyer
Course contained useful general information.
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Helen Sobien
12/02/2018
Good
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Simon H Pham
11/20/2018
Verified Buyer
Excellent course and easy to understand. Thanks, Simon Pham
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howard Boyd
11/15/2018
Verified Buyer
Excellent
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Gerald Robinson
11/07/2018
Verified Buyer
I found this course to be extremely valuable and useful. I refer back to this material often.
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Solon Hale
10/18/2018
Verified Buyer
A good practical overview of septic system design. Good simple examples to illustrate each section of the lesson.
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Richard Leach
10/16/2018
Verified Buyer
The course was a good overview with enough technical explanation to allow anyone to research more detailed data for practical application,
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Dean Martin
09/30/2018
Verified Buyer
very well articulated, basic course
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Edward Jaynes
09/27/2018
Verified Buyer
Solid course on Septic Systems. Worth taking if you want to learn the components and design.
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09/26/2018
Verified Buyer
succinct and helpful
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John K.
09/25/2018
Verified Buyer
Good overview of septic systems.
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Mike Muratore
09/07/2018
Verified Buyer
Great course and much good infomation in the design of septic systems for my location.
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Roger Moore
09/06/2018
great for both the advanced user and the newcomer to this topic
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Thomas Trask
08/22/2018
Verified Buyer
A very good intro to the subject with thorough explanations and examples
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Herbert W. Ligocki
08/02/2018
Verified Buyer
The course was interesting and made septic design simple and straightforward.
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Michael Johnson
07/28/2018
Very good introductory course.
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C.J. Carayiannis
07/16/2018
Verified Buyer
A decent introductory course, certainly adequate for continuing education purposes.
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Michael Dvorsky
07/06/2018
Verified Buyer
I thought that the course was very good. It provided some of the general guidelines needed to begin a detailed design
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Ken
07/02/2018
Verified Buyer
Well written with several examples to help understand design requirements and considerations. Reference tables maybe be out of date.
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Douglas
05/30/2018
Verified Buyer
adequate for beginner
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William Otwell
05/11/2018
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Nice overview.
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Satya N Varadhi
05/11/2018
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Easy to follow.
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William Moore
05/07/2018
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Well Organized Course.
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Randy
12/18/2017
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Very Informative and good reference material.
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DJ lawver
11/22/2017
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Very good information and clearly presented!
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robert alban
10/30/2017
Fine text and report. RJA
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Robert J. Alban
10/24/2017
Verified Buyer
Fine review and analysis of the subject. RJA
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10/09/2017
Before taking this course, I was somewhat familiar with septic systems but not the intricacies of what it takes to design them nor that there were different types of systems. This course does a really good job of explaining what it takes to design a septic system as well as reviewing design considerations and constraints to consider throughout the design process. I really enjoyed this course.
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Diane Carlson
08/24/2017
Verified Buyer
Organized presentation of a popular treatment system. Easy to understand examples, calculations, and helpful pictures. A fun course.
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James Caldwell
03/24/2017
Verified Buyer
The course was very good. I only found one mistake on the drainfield size equation on page 34. The number should have been 0.65 rather than 0.60. I also could not figure out how the overall size of 32' x 69.5' on page 35 was determined. I used what I thought was used to figure it out and came up with 32' x 70' so this would be a lot more helpful if it was clarified.
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William B Heyward
02/23/2017
Verified Buyer
excellent overview of septic system design. wish there were references to technical books on the subject.
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James Benoit
02/07/2017
Verified Buyer
Interesting and informative. The text was well organized and clearly presented.
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Guillermo M Castillo
02/05/2017
Verified Buyer
Answer 22 is incorrect. . . .
A portion of the review was omitted because it addressed specific test questions and answers.
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Laney Southerly
02/03/2017
Verified Buyer
Very helpful.
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Carl Irwin
02/02/2017
Verified Buyer
Very good review of OSTDS design. I would recommend for anyone designing these systems. Good overview of design constraints, approach, etc.
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Brian Berry
01/25/2017
Verified Buyer
Good information and easy to follow.
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John Kelly
01/19/2017
Verified Buyer
Good fundamentals. Thorough and informative
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Lee Collum
01/18/2017
Verified Buyer
Difficult to follow the narative
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Luis Olivares
01/16/2017
Verified Buyer
Excellent. Informative and easy to follow
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01/11/2017
Verified Buyer
Very good.
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Richard Wlson
01/08/2017
Verified Buyer
Great class
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Richard Palmer
01/04/2017
Verified Buyer
I really enjoyed this class
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Alexander Makitka, Jr.
12/15/2016
Verified Buyer
Great course! There is great design information provided, and different design options.
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Bryan Goff
12/15/2016
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Excellent course.
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Rod Adams
11/18/2016
Verified Buyer
Great Course
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Steve Laccinole
11/03/2016
Verified Buyer
Good design starter. Had never designed a system before but at least understand what the basics are now.
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Robert Trifunovic
10/26/2016
Verified Buyer
Very practical, use fool tool.
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Designing Septic Systems
Robert Metzler
08/22/2016
Verified Buyer
Very good introduction course. Provides the essentials for start of design.
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Joseph Phillips
08/12/2016
Verified Buyer
Excellent course, easy to understand, complete. Test review was very helpful.
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Good review of septic tanks.
Early McMullen Sorenson
07/28/2016
Verified Buyer
A good review of and introduction to septic tank systems. Easy-to-follow. Also, this course introduced me to chambers and filters.
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Richard Kile
07/25/2016
Verified Buyer
Design procedures were well presented and the test followed the course content. Example problems were clear and added to the understanding. Course doc will be a good reference for the future.
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Designing Septic Systems
Daniel Nord, P.E.
05/30/2016
Verified Buyer
Very informative, easy to follow.
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R Rose
05/30/2016
Verified Buyer
Good introductory course
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Carl Shepherd
05/20/2016
Verified Buyer
Very well presented, the sequence of design steps was easy to follow, A good refresher course.
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Designing Septic Systems
William Dunne
05/19/2016
Verified Buyer
This course is an excellent and detailed overview of the design of a septic system for houses and small business units in areas where central sewage systems are beyond the financial ability of small towns and villages to construct. It should be part of every engineer's reference library.
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Francis Bowen
05/19/2016
Verified Buyer
interesting, informative, useful, good format, easy to follow
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Raul Alonso-Llerena
05/12/2016
Verified Buyer
Well laid
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Warren M. Childress, PE
05/10/2016
Verified Buyer
It is a very good course. It is well laid out, informative and easy to follow.
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Well written course with practical examples
L. W.
05/09/2016
Verified Buyer
The course gives practical drawings and design examples. Information is clearly presented. I liked that he explains how to design pumps as I have only designed gravity fed systems.
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Thomas Thompson
05/09/2016
Verified Buyer
Very good course. Well organized and informative
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Tom Mason
05/09/2016
Verified Buyer
This course demonstrates excellent organization and presentation. The illustrations are strikingly clear. The data tables are slightly fuzzy, indicating that they are reproductions from regulatory Codes, not subject to fat-fingered re-typing.
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Good Course
Mark A.
04/13/2016
Verified Buyer
Clear explanation of septic design and options. Relevant examples.
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Jay Jacobson
04/06/2016
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Great course on septic system design for those who have never designed one. Very clear information.
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Good overview
Anonymous reviewer
04/04/2016
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This course provided a good overview of septic system design. The material was presented in a straight-forward manner.
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Anonymous reviewer
03/22/2016
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Very good introduction to septic system design and factors influencing it.
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Anonymous reviewer
02/14/2016
Excellent overview of septic system design options with appropriate examples of applications
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Byron Jefferson
01/18/2016
Verified Buyer
I disagree with the given correct answer to #16 ...
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Good Course
Joe K.
01/10/2016
Good course. Easy to read and follow. Useful examples and good test questions.
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Tally Gator
01/03/2016
Good course... A great overview of septic design.
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informative
Anonymous reviewer
12/15/2015
Verified Buyer
Excellent introductory course including good theory, science, regulatory info, and real design examples.
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Septic Tank Design
James Yallaly
08/22/2015
Verified Buyer
Good basic course - no changes needed.
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anonymous
08/07/2015
A good overview of the types of on-site sewage disposal systems approved for use in most states. I suggest a separate more detailed course be developed for mounded systems and low pressure systems.
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anonymous
08/04/2015
There was no "second" septic tank or "dosing" tank shon on the diagram on page number 3.
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Ronald Price
07/31/2015
very clear, very specific, learned new info
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anonymous
07/23/2015
Very good course. May want to next time include more detailed geotechnical components within this course; e.g. soil profile analysis & reports, etc.
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anonymous
07/08/2015
Good overview with details of septic system design.
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anonymous
05/12/2015
Informative and practical
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Good overview
anonymous
05/03/2015
This course is quite informative and a very good overview for those not familiar with the subject.
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anonymous
03/26/2015
Very informative. A good refresher and learned some new design information.
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Wally Abdulahad
03/03/2015
Course well written, with many clear examples. Easy to follw.
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Wm Fulcher
02/17/2015
Excellent course-I learned a lot of new information; especially Drain Field sizing and options
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anonymous
02/16/2015
Add the Equalizer 36 specs on page 34 to the Step 6 Sample on page 27 so the person following the example can understand the basis of the trench length and number of trenches.
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anonymous
02/08/2015
This course reminded me of many things I had learned in my sanitary engineering courses as part of the civil engineering curriculum many years ago, plus I learned several new things that I could use for permit drawings and calculations. It is a practical course. I would recommend this to my peers, based mostly on its practical application.
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anonymous
02/08/2015
Very good information.
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Well worth your time
Don
02/04/2015
An opening to start the plannng for a system. Well written with a problem in the very beginning caried through out the presentation. Principles described and let's the engineer make sure he checks with the individual state requirements.
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anonymous
02/03/2015
Great
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Lou Campanile, Jr.
01/25/2015
Nice course.
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anonymous
01/21/2015
Simple stuff, but useful as a start to design your septic system.
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Carlos Hernandez
01/21/2015
Very good course, good content and plenty of sample problems.
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anonymous
01/18/2015
great course
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anonymous
01/14/2015
OK course, but even though I enjoyed not having to spend much time, I think it could use a problem or two requiring some thought.
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EAB
12/29/2014
Excellent. Well written. Lots of information with very good, clear design examples.
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Excellent communication
Rajendera Kapoor
12/28/2014
I had septic tank built in my lake house and went over it with design engineer, but information given here makes this mechanical engineer wanting more and as soon as I finish looking at Texas code and get soil testing lab lined out, I think I can design better system than anyone can and on my next project, I am going to do it.
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anonymous
12/22/2014
Found the course to be informative and beneficial to meeting the requirements of 4 PDH in area of practice for my license.
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anonymous
12/17/2014
The course had a level of detail that was useful while not being overly in depth. It provides a familiarity with the subject matter without trying to make you an expert. Very useful in fullfilling PDH requirements for the PE licence renewal.
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12/07/2014
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anonymous
11/24/2014
Coarse was excellant
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Raymond Sellers
10/26/2014
Get class, gave me more insight of drain field design
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Good Overview for Design
anonymous
10/20/2014
Good overview, but the last sample problem needs to be expanded. It is as if you bring the student along and then just do a quick dump to bring it to closure without adequate detailed explanation.

Note: The Equalizer 36 specs provided on page 34 for step 6, are needed on pages 27-28 for that step 6 (otherwise it was hocus- pocus).
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anonymous
10/15/2014
Enjoyed the basic presentation and information.
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Straightforward
anonymous
10/14/2014
This course was very informative and specific. The examples were very clearly explained. I also liked that the test followed the order of the course material. This helps prevent confusion and is a very orderly way to do things.
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Charles Joyner
10/14/2014
excellent
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John Calvin
10/04/2014
The course was very well done and actually enjoyable to take. I would highly recommend this course for your PDH requirements.
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anonymous
10/01/2014
This course provided a basic yet thorough coverage of the concepts and systems applicable to this technology. Realistic design examples were provided. Coverage of the theory and equations underlying the loading rates would have been beneficial but was not provided. Some jurisdictions base design on direct calculation using specified equations. Overall, I would recommend this course.
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Michael Ellis
09/22/2014
Thorough and comprehensive. Useful refresher.
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Septic Systems 3.5 stars
C. Porcello
09/17/2014
Good overview of septic systems. This is a difficult topic to cover all of what the various states require but for the states listed, it was adequate and well written.
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Excellent for anyone
anonymous
08/26/2014
This course was well written and the test questions were clean and concise. Great for anyone who knows very little about septic systems and wants to gain some knowledge.
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Frank Crisp
07/28/2014
Excellent course. The course material fully explains and details each component and it's function in designing a septic system. Real world outline of site specific projects that explain and show the CORRECT sequence of steps in designing the system. Forget about going out to websites to learn explicit sequences in designing the different septic systems...this course circumvents that continuous and confusing loop. Septic system design is new to me, which required my seeking clarification from the author. Author was extremely helpful and answered my questions in a expedient time. The author's recommendation to use state codes in design can not be overemphasized. Course material makes a great reference manual and is up-to-date. A great value.
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Ernest Hofer PE
07/26/2014
Document material is clear, current and well written
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Bill Dunne PE
06/25/2014
Excellent presentation of the material with respect to understanding the sequence of design which should be followed.

Writer's opinion of alternative options to specific situations were most appreciated.

A very good reference file to have.
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Robert King
06/18/2014
The course was very straight forward and easy to follow.
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anonymous
05/31/2014
Good review and design examples.
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anonymous
05/30/2014
Very informative.
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ken
05/29/2014
The only criticism I have is that the final email that sends me my results has a link to print the certificate that doesn't seem to behave as advertised. It states that you can click the link and view or download your certificate, but when I tried it for the last two courses I took I got a Perl programming language script as a download. Useless to me. I was able to contact the provider and request that they send me a true PDF file which they did but it was extra effort and time on my part that seemed unnecessary when attaching a PDF file to an email is common business practice these days.

SunCam Response: We have a very automated system that generates certificates and test results on the fly using Pearl Script. This automation is why we are able to sell a 4-hour course for $19.95 instead of the $150-$200 charged by our competitors. When Pearl Script is disabled on a customer's computer (about 1 in 1000) we happily download the certificate and email it as an attachment. We do not ask you to change your security settings to do business with us and we will do everything in our power to work with the limitations that you impose but we cannot relieve you of the added effort that it takes to ask for help.
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Ken
05/23/2014
I'm not complaining here, just trying to be helpful. On page 28 there is a sample calculation for the drain field size. One example is for three trenches at 76 ft. long and the other example is 5 trenches at 44 ft. long. You might want to edit the trench length in the second example to 44 ft. so it makes sense.

I did think the course was a good overview and had practical value.

SunCam Comment: You caught a typo that escaped the author, SunCam and several hundred engineers who previously completed this course. Thanks for bringing it to our attention.

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David Peigler
05/20/2014
The last part of the course seemed rushed. It did not explain how 2 foot of head was chosen to calculate the orfface flow or why it was calculated as it was. Also skipped explaining the 13:1 sizing or explaining if the correct number could be on either side of that ratio or had to be under.

Author Response:

The 2 foot of head is used to provide positive pressure on the low-pressure dosing pipe. Too much pressure can potentially damage the drainfield (you don't want an "Old Faithful" geyser in your drainfield) but too low a pressure can allow the pipe to become obstructed over time. The 13:1 sizing came from a study performed on low pressure systems and was determined to be the ideal ratio for maximum performance. I got this info from an engineering conference that I attended years ago but I don't remember who conducted the study. However, I've never seen anything to contradict the ratio. Nor have I had any problems with permitting low pressure systems using this ratio and, better yet, I've never had any of my system designs fail... and I've probably designed over a hundred low pressure systems for commercial and public septic systems... so it's been well tested. :-) And, yes, the 13:1 ratio is the ideal but rarely reached. You should use the design that comes closest to the ratio... either above or below... that provides the best system that fits on your site.

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anonymous
05/09/2014
Test was short and questions were easy to understand. A few more questions or questions that weren't direct quotes from the text might have been nice. Four hours is generous for this course.
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Jose Sanchez
04/25/2014
Very good, It tested the knowledge of the individual on the covered topics
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Septic System Design
Kevin Smith
04/21/2014
Nice topic overview with good example problems. The photos of the components were a valuable addition to the schematics. I would have liked to know more about how the seasonal high water table level is determined and who is the deciding body.
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Joseph A. Goetz
04/03/2014
This was a course that was interesting and presented in a straightforward and logical way. I enjoyed learning about septic systems and am going to try to make sure no roots get into mine. It is probably Mission Impossible here as I have trees on three of four sides, but I will cut down 1 foot with a sharp spade all the way around the system in the spring while the ground is soft, thus severing any shallow roots.
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Raymond R. Cottrell
03/10/2014
The course was excellent and very thorough. I have printed the material and will use as reference.
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Concise
Dr. Brennan
03/03/2014
Very concise and very informative.
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Phillip Goode
02/15/2014
A couple of typo's in the document, but otherwise very informative.
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Art
02/04/2014
Very interesting, especially for those of us who live in rural areas and depend on septic systems.

Is it true though that the top (scum) layer within a tank eventually decomposes?
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Dale A. Johnson, P.E.
02/04/2014
There were many typos and math mistakes in the written lesson. It was not clean.

Author Response: When I requested and received the list of "typos and math mistakes", a detailed response was sent to the customer further explaining each. There was one numeric typo... which was corrected... but there were no math or design mistakes. Comments are always welcomed and appreciated to improve my courses.

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James
02/01/2014
It has been a while since I designed a septic system. Typically the county tells you what you need. However, the county does not always think the way the Engineer does. Very general course. States vary widely in requirements. I live off the coast of NC and requirements are vary different from those in the western part of the state.
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anonymous
01/06/2014
Great course. Easy to understand
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Don Wallace
12/31/2013
Good course, well explained topic and web links to differnt products shared.
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anonymous
12/31/2013
Excellent refresher.
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good value, worth the time
anonymous
12/29/2013
I though the course material covered all the basics of septic system design with enough sample problems to understand the basic process
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Ronald Crutcher
11/21/2013
Concise, good information, good examples
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Anthony R Rossi
10/21/2013
Great Course. Would Recommend
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anonymous
06/13/2013
Great course. Easy to read and understand the basics.
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Designing Septic Systems
William F. Goodfellow
06/04/2013
I found the above described course to be very comprehensive and logical to follow. This is the second SunCam course I have taken which I enjoyed and plan to continue until my required PDH quota is completed.
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anonymous
05/30/2013
A good course. Practical information.
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anonymous
05/18/2013
Good general information, as advertised
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Certificate Details
Robert L. Lindaberry, Jr.
05/09/2013
It would be please the student to have our name on our certificate in a way that is pleasing. mine was incomplete.

I like the answer key to the test.

SunCam Comment: Certificates are issued using your name as entered when you login to take the test. If you make an error, we can easily fix it as we did with this customer
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anonymous
05/06/2013
Good review material for all civil/site engineers. Future participant should be made aware of the fact that each state has a code for septic system design that has to be followed. Sometimes, the local county/municipal health departments (who are more familiar with the local site conditions and limitations) may add additional requirements for the "individual subsurface disposal system design".
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anonymous
05/03/2013
A good course if you don't have any back ground in septic system. Very straight forward
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Marcelino Totorica, PE
05/01/2013
EXCELLENT

If the test document could be easily converted to WORD, so you could underline, find, etc. it will be very helpful
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norm foster
03/23/2013
Very useful engineering design applications for septic systems.
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Excellent, with one comment
FL PE
02/28/2013
Course was great & staff was very helpful. Rating would be 4.7 stars if possible. Only comment was that the detail on the absorption bed seemed a little unclear. What was the 6" dimension between the green lines?

I wish had this material before I worked on my 1st system. I might add a little about the process of getting the soil evaluation done. I was able to do everything with my android device and google chrome.
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Good course
Esteban Diazdelcastillo
02/17/2013
It is a good course for the basic knowledge of a septic system.

It has to many usefull information about absorption bed, trench design. I recommend for PDH as well as practical design and practice
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anonymous
01/15/2013
The course was some what vague. Need more design examples specific to true situations in Florida.
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anonymous
01/11/2013
Course provides a basic understanding of septic system design and will be useful to anyone planning a septic system. It is one of the better online classes that I have taken.
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Brendan Sloan
01/05/2013
Great class and explanation. The only comment I would have is that maybe a little more information could be given on hole sizing and spacing. Thanks for your help.
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Septic System Design
anonymous
01/04/2013
Excellent summary of septic system design and installation
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Glen Sheppard
01/02/2013
Good course for the basic understanding of a septic system. Learned a lot of good information particularly in the trench and absorption bed design and principals. Would highly recommend for PDH as well as practical design and practice.
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anonymous
11/20/2012
The course presented the material in a very straightforward and easily understood format. The design example was very helpful in "putting it all together."
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anonymous
07/10/2012
Good course. Well written. Good photos and graphics.
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Excellent!
Jose Roldan
02/24/2011
Excellent and practical course
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designing septic systems
Mario Pena y Lillo
02/23/2011
It was a pleasure to read the technical information and to follow the Sample Design Projects of this Course. The approach is very clear, precise and practical.
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Septic Tank Course
anonymous
02/08/2011
This was an excellent course. Very through and complete. Keep up the good work..
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anonymous
02/05/2011
Very good and practical course. it covered a lot of material very clearly.
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Tim Bachand
02/04/2011
The subject was presented clearly and was easy to follow and understand.
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anonymous
01/30/2011
good overview of septic system design
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frank m. lupoli p.e.
01/26/2011
very straight forward and clear
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01/25/2011
Well presented and easily understood.
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Gary Pauley
01/17/2011
Very informative and well presented
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Ray Cowen
01/05/2011
Overall, I believe it was too lightweight to be a legitimate continuing ed course.
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anonymous
01/05/2011
The course material was clear and decisive.
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anonymous
01/01/2011
Very nicely structured notes and questions that track well with notes.
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Bob Root
12/19/2010
I enjoyed the course. The low pressure dosing could use more detail (lateral sizing, pump selection, hole sizing, header sizing, testing, timed dosing etc). Also was hoping the course would have covered performance based systems and drainfields.
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anonymous
12/10/2010
I greatly appreciatre the courtous help and assistance in getting signed up for this course. The course material was relevent to some of my interest in this subject. Again, thanks.
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anonymous
11/16/2010
Good basic overview of septic system design. I would recommend this course to anyone looking to learn more about this topic.
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anonymous
11/14/2010
The course was great for being able to utilize my own time and pace. I would have perferred it to be a little more challanging.
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anonymous
11/08/2010
I thought the course was informative.
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anonymous
09/25/2010
Informative, easy to follow
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Designing Septic Systems
Frank Makowski
08/17/2010
Very informative and relevant to civil building development work. I enjoyed the format and thought the information was nicely presented. I would recommend it to any civil engineers to take for continuing education credits.
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anonymous
07/12/2010
Comprehensive, easy to understand steps. Recommend this course to learn the ABCs of designing septic tanks. The references to suppliers of materials was useful.
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anonymous
06/30/2010
Excellent course. The syllabus was well written and illustrated. The web references were a nice addition and the quiz questions clearly stated.
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