PHRC Webinars

On-Lot Alternative Technologies Sewer Systems

11/15/2022 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM ET

Instructor: Paul A. Golrick (Soil Scientist & Professional Geologist, Penn's Trail Environmental, LLC)


Link to Webinar:


The purpose of this webinar is to introduce on-lot alternative technologies sewer systems for residential applications. It will provide an overview of evaluation process of soil conditions and other factors to determine which type of sewer system would be appropriate. Also, learn how to evaluate an existing system and determine if it is functioning as designed.

Learning Objectives

  1. Understand the basics of on-lot wastewater septic systems and how they are regulated.
  2. Evaluate the different Alternative on-lot water treatment systems based on soil types and lot conditions that are available for residential use. 
  3. Types of filtration or advanced treatments units used when soil types require a secondary biological treatment. 
  4. Understanding how to evaluate a failing or malfunctioning on-lot septic system.


Free to attend; $20 for continuing education credit in live webinar

Credit Hours

Live Webinar: 1.0 PA L&I Contact Hour, 1.0 PA PDH, 1.0 AIA LU|HSW, 1.0 ICC Contact Hour (0.1 CEU), 1.0 NARI hour/CEU

Tags: Land Development



The Pennsylvania Housing Research Center serves the home building industry and the residents of Pennsylvania by improving the quality and affordability of housing.

We conduct applied research, foster the development and commercialization of innovative technologies, and transfer appropriate technologies to the housing community.

Pennsylvania Housing Research Center

219 Sackett Building

The Pennsylvania State University

University Park, PA 16802

Phone: 814-865-2341

Fax: 814-863-7304