Utah On-Site Wastewater Treatment Training Program

Utah On-Site Wastewater Treatment Training Program

UOWA 2016 Conference

Please join your on-site wastewater colleagues at the 2016 Annual Conference of the Utah On-Site Wastewater Association March 10-11, 2016 at the Conservation Garden Park in West Jordan, Utah. We appreciate your support.

The 2016 Schedule of certification classes and registration form is available now.

  • Please note that we have changed the date for the Level 3 Renewal class from June 2, 2016 in Logan to June 3, 2016 in Ogden, Utah.

  • We have also added another class for the Level 1 Renewal and the Level 2 Renewal classes for June 14, and June 15 in Ogden, Utah.

For more information on the certification program click here.

Beginning in 2011, all on-site wastewater certification and renewal of certification workshops are DOPL-approved for continuing education credit for contractors and plumbers. For more information contact Judy Sims at judith.sims@usu.edu.


Thanks for your support and continuing interest in on-site wastewater treatment issues in Utah.

Since 1998, the Utah On-Site Wastewater Treatment Training Program, located at Utah State University’s, Utah Water Research Laboratory, has provided training to health department staff, site evaluators, general contractors, engineers, system designers and others in on-site wastewater treatment. In 2001, the state initiated a certification program for on-site wastewater treatment professionals and the Utah State training program has provided training workshops in support of that certification program.

There is a lack of public education and awareness, as well as installation and operation training that contributes substantially to misuse and failures of on-site wastewater treatment systems. There is a need for those involved in the development of new housing sites, including system designers, installers, regulators and city and county planners to be trained in correct principles of planning, design, material and systems selection, and system installation for on-site wastewater treatment systems currently allowed under Utah code.

Mission of the Utah On-Site Wastewater Treatment Training Program:

"To provide formal classroom and field training as well as technology transfer to Utah and other Rocky Mountain region regulators, consultants, contractors, and other stakeholders in on-site wastewater treatment systems."


Funding generously provided by the Huntsman Environmental Research Center and the Utah Department of Environmental Quality.

"[We are] committed to conserving resources and to acting as guardians for the environment."


USU Professor Judith L. Sims served as an elected board member of the National Wastewater Recycling Association from 2008 until 2010. Go to Article in Utah State Today.

"[We are] committed to conserving resources and to acting as guardians for the environment."