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Installer Program

The Regional Office Program is developing a new voluntary installer program for contractors who install onsite wastewater treatment (septic) systems and potable water supply connections.  The concept is to provide installers the information and training associated with the proper siting, design, and construction of wastewater systems and potable water supplies that are regulated by the Wastewater System and Potable Water Supply Rules. 

Training classes will be developed based on best practices and the requirements contained in the Wastewater System and Potable Water Supply Rules.

Geothermal Energy

Geothermal Log

The Geological Survey focused on collecting water well temperature data as an indicator of temperature gradients, radionuclide chemistry as a potential natural augmentation to heat production, thermal conductivity measurements which impact heat flow, and structural data particularly rock anisotropy and fracture data. Thermal conductivity and geochemical data for 40 rock samples plus 17 water well temperature records were uploaded to the National Geothermal Data System for easy access.

What is a septic system?

septic field illustration Septic systems are wastewater treatment systems that collect, treat, and disperse wastewater generated by a home or business. The wastewater is treated and discharged to the soils rather than collected and transported to a wastewater treatment plant. The typical septic system consists of a septic tank and some kind of leachfield to disperse the wastewater into the ground.

Wastewater Systems and Potable Water Supplies Program Permits

Wastewater Permit Search

Our long term goal is to have all of the Division's public documents available to you electronically via this public web-interface.

The Regional Offices have scanned the documents and plans from their current project files into pdf format and entered them into the document database. The older microfilmed documents, though not yet accessible on-line, are expected to be available in the near future. 

Licensed Designers Program Training and Continuing Education

Every two years, an affidavit must be submitted with the Renewal application confirming completion of 12 continuing education credit hours, including 4 hours of soil related courses. The Department will provide sufficient training sessions to allow for fulfillment of the continuing education requirement. The Department may also recognize training provided by others as meeting this requirement. It is recommended that pre-approval be requested to ensure that training provided by others will be considered acceptable, if the course is not listed below.

Licensed Designers Program Exam Schedules

 Examinations are given for a Class A license (both written and field); for a Class B license; and for Class B Designers who wish to design water supply systems beyond individual water supply wells. 

Contact Information:
Graham Bradley  622-4129

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