Registered Inspectors & Service Providers
The NE OWT Program offers intensive
the areas of Conventional Onsite Wastewater Ttreatment System
Inspection and Innovative & Alternative
Systems Operation & Maintenance. Individuals who have successfully
completed the course and passed
examination are registered with the NE OWTP. The lists provided
here are not to serve as endorsement of any particular practitioners,
of those who have successfully completed the training curriculum.
Wastewater System Inspectors (Adobe .pdf
folks have successfully completed
I&A Service Providers (Adobe .pdf file)
These folks have successfully complete both INSP 100 and
How to become a Registered
Onsite Wastewater System Inspector
A number of Rhode Island Towns have adopted a Wastewater
Management Ordinance that requires the inspection of onsite wastewater
systems. The number of Towns adopting this kind of ordinances is
growing. The vast majority of these Towns use the onsite wastewater
system inspector registry to include inspectors in their Town approved
list of inspectors.
The Onsite Wastewater System Inspector registry
is managed by the University of Rhode Island’s New England
Onsite Wastewater Training Program (NEOWTP). The registry is also
made available by the Rhode Island Department of Environmental
Management (RIDEM) on their website (http://www.dem.ri.gov/programs/benviron/water/permits/isds/index.htm).
The This registry is updated after the completion of each course.
To be included in the registry, you need to sign
up for the course “INSP100 – Conventional Wastewater
System Inspection”. You can obtain a copy of the registration
form at the NEOWTP website (http://www.uri.edu/ce/wq/OWT/index.htm).
Participants who take the class and pass the examinations will
be listed in the URI conventional onsite wastewater system inspectors’ registration
and posted to the RIDEM website.
INSP100 is a 2-day course with an examination.
Day 1 you will be in the classroom learning about onsite wastewater
system inspection techniques, and general safety issues and precautions.
We will teach you how to use tools and gadgets of the inspection
trade and how to recognize typical substandard systems. Day 2 will
begin with a hands-on review at our Training Center. Then we head
into the field to conduct 2 actual, blind inspections at existing
homes using the standardized RI state inspection procedures and
inspection reports. At the end of the day, you will take written
and field practical examinations.
How to become a Registered
I&A Onsite Wastewater
System Service Provider
Innovative and alternative (I&A) onsite wastewater
systems require scheduled operation and maintenance visits in order
to operate as designed and/or to meet certain treatment goals.
In Rhode Island, the RIDEM required all I&A systems to have
an operation and maintenance contract, that is recorded in the
land evidence books, for the life of the system. Onsite system
service providers are professionals that have the necessary training
to successfully operate such systems.
The NEOWTP manages a registry for onsite wastewater system service providers.
To be included in this registry you need to first, have been included in the
Onsite Wastewater System Inspector registry managed by the NEOWTP. Also, you
need to have taken the course “OWT105 - Innovative and Alternative (I&A)
Technology Overview” and participate and successfully complete the examination
for the course “INSP200 - Innovative & Alternative Systems Operation
This is an intensive course involving two full
days of class work, followed by a separately scheduled examination
as part of a nationally sanctioned service provider program. Topics
will include: inspecting and maintaining primary treatment and
recirculating tanks; all RI-approved advanced treatment systems;
timers, controls, event counters and meters; pumps and discharge
assemblies; dosing intervals; and safety issues. A written examination
will be given on a separate date. Participants who successfully
pass the examination will be listed in the URI Operation & Maintenance
Service Providers for Innovative and Alternative Onsite Wastewater
System Technologies registration and posted to the RIDEM website.