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Soils & Site Evaluation – For Septic Disposal Systems & Stormwater BMP’s (CM I TBD)

October 3, 2011 - October 5, 2011

Thousands of septic systems and stormwater basins malfunction for the same reason: failure to understand how water moves (or doesn’t move!) through soil. You cannot hope to design and build these structures without a down-and-dirty understanding of these soils. That’s what this hands-on course is all about.

Every day, you will spend equal time moving between lectures in the classroom to soil pits in the field, evaluating soils using your eyes, hands, and nose. You will observe, record and evaluate the site-specific soil characteristics required to write and support a complete soil log, as well as evaluate the soil and landscape data to determine design input. Most importantly, you will develop the necessary tools to determine whether a site is right – legally and practically — for a septic system or stormwater runoff Best Management Practices (BMPs) facility.

For more information visit:  http://www.cpe.rutgers.edu/courses/current/es0301ca.html


October 3, 2011
October 5, 2011
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Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy
33 Livingston Avenue
New Brunswick, NJ 08901 United States
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