Site & Soils Evaluation Field Day

When:
September 30, 2022 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
2022-09-30T09:00:00-06:00
2022-09-30T16:00:00-06:00
Where:
Saskatoon Region, SK
Cost:
$300-$400
Contact:
Adrienne
306-988-2102

The SOWMA is hosting a Site & Soils Evaluation Field Day in the Saskatoon Region on September 30, 2022. This practical training day is a great opportunity to get hands-on experience evaluating a site, as well as, practicing hand texturing and sampling. Installers who have recently completed the Onsite Wastewater Practitioner Training Program will be able to take their new knowledge and apply it on-site.

Experienced designers and installers should also consider this opportunity to continue their education.

The expected outcomes for this training are listed below.

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Site & Soils Evaluation Workshop Outcomes

The instructor will demonstrate all required outcomes prior to participants demonstrating to the instructor the proper processes for site and soil evaluation.

Outcomes:
Use Soil evaluation to identify characteristics that affect sewage systems.
Understand the general method of how to evaluate soil characteristics that affect water movement:
• Excavate the soil pit – depth, location (don’t ruin site)
• Available tools – soil auger, probe

Basic knowledge of how to examine the soil profile and identify:
• Major soil structure features (why it is important is covered in soil/water)
• Colour – mottles and gleyed soils (washed out gray) identified high water table or saturated soils (reason saturated/unsaturated flow in previous module)
• Soil texture, make up of sand/silt/clay
• Effect of gravel component
• Where to take sample
• Basic hand texturing procedures
• Trial hand texturing
• Lab testing availability and basic knowledge of lab testing method
• Recognize changes in soil horizons and understanding effect on sewage system design
• Soils logging using various soils logs

Understanding and application of the soil texture triangle
Ability to determine effluent-loading rate for a soil texture
Know what restricting/limiting layers are and able to recognize major characteristics
Ability to recognize major soil characteristics and determine soil effluent loading rates or limitations

 

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