Soil and Site Evaluation for Onsite Wastewater Treatment - Segment 2

Oct 1, 2019 through Nov 27, 2019, 12:00am - 11:45pm
Friday, November 22, 2019

Online Segment 2 – 6 hours

Soils in the Landscape


Starts Oct. 1, 2019 (Must be completed by Nov. 26, 2019)

[Must Complete Online Segment 1 before starting 

Online Segment 2]


• Soil maps

• Suitability of Ohio soils to treat wastewater

• Soil topography

• Soil survey

• Electronic soil survey

• Site and soil assessment

• Researching soils on the site

• Conducting a visual assessment

• Estimating the extent of each soil

• Finding and mapping a suitable soil



Text books:

Mussel Color Book (Links to an external site.)

Wetland Soils: Genesis, Hydrology, Landscapes and Classifications. Vepraskas, M. and C. Craft. 2016. (Links to an external site.)

Suitability of Ohio Soils for Treating Wastewater. Mancl, K. and B. Slater. OSU Extension Bull 896. (Links to an external site.)

Site and Soil Evaluation for Onsite Wastewater Treatment. Mancl, K. and B. Slater. OSU Extension Bulletin 905.



The workshop has been approved by the Ohio Department of Health and the Sanitarian Registration Board for 6 hours of continuing education credit per segment.