Wastewater Lagoon Training for U.S. EPA Region 9 Tribal Facilities

The Environmental Protection Agency,
Region 9 is holding a free 3 day workshop
A healthy wastewater treatment lagoon. to provide training to operators of
Wastewater wastewater treatment facilities on tribal
lands throughout Region 9.
Lagoon Training for This training is designed to assist
U.S. EPA Region 9 operators with understanding the
National Pollutant Discharge Elimination
Tribal Facilities
System, permit compliance, and
Presented by:
EPA Region 9, the Rural Community
Assistance Corporation, and the
Native American Water Master’s
U.S. EPA Region 9
75 Hawthorne Street
San Francisco, CA 94105
Environmental Protection Agency Region 9
Attn: Adam Howell (ENF‐3‐1)
Enforcement Division NPDES Section
75 Hawthorne Street
San Francisco, CA 94105
wastewater treatment system operations.
April 29 – May 1, 2015
Hosted at the
Twin Arrows Resort Casino
22181 Resort Blvd
Flagstaff, Arizona 86004
DAY 1 
April 29 – May 1, 2015
There is no fee for the course, but space
is limited, so register today.
For training, registration and lodging
information please contact;
Adam Howell at (415) 947‐4248
Please have your operator certification
you would like to receive CEUs.
U.S. EPA Region 9 Staff
Rural Community Assistance
Corporation (RCAC) Staff
Steve Harris of H&S Environmental
This training is intended to improve compliance
with the Clean Water Act and protect human
health and the environment in Indian country.
One goal is to help operators of tribal
wastewater lagoons with compliance and
understanding of NPDES permits.
DAY 3 CWA Overview
Basic Wastewater Treatment
o Why treat waste?
o Different types of treatment
Activated Sludge Process Control
Permits and the Permitting Process
Biosolids Disposal Requirements
National Pollutant Discharge
Elimination System (NPDES) Sampling
and Reporting, emergency bypass,
unanticipated discharges
number available and notify our offices if
Collection Systems
Facility Overview – Twin Arrows Casino
WWTP Case Study
Facility Tour
Native American Water Master’s
Association (NAWMA) Roundtable
Wastewater Lagoon Microbiology
Diagnosing & Troubleshooting BOD
Troubleshooting TSS Problems
Sludge Accumulation & Removal
Troubleshooting Ammonia &
Phosphorous Problems
Pond Hydraulics
Troubleshooting Aeration & Dissolved
Oxygen Problems
Pathogen Control
Cold Weather Operations
*tentative agenda