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This four day workshop is aimed at those who want to hone their skills in sanitary sewer and stormwater drainage systems design, and stormwater management.

Course Outline
After participating in this course you will be able to:

Apply basics of sanitary and stormwater sewer system design
Design new sanitary sewer systems
Analyze existing systems for any possible problems, maintenance and rehabilitation
Use the commercial software package Sewer CAD, Storm CAD and PondPack
Recognize the numerous issues to consider when planning sewer and stormwater drainage systems at a given site
Design sanitary sewer and stormwater drainage systems to meet given planning objectives
Predict stormwater impact and plan mitigation


Eighty percent of a municipality’s problems are caused by twenty percent of its sanitary sewers and stormwater drainage systems. The best way to avoid the majority of future problems is to pay greater attention to them during the design phase.

This four day workshop is aimed at those who want to hone their skills in sanitary sewer and stormwater drainage systems design, and stormwater management. In a workshop setting, under the guidance of your instructor, you will complete a sanitary sewer and stormwater drainage system design as well as use a case study to discuss and develop a plan to mitigate the environmental impact caused by urban development and the management of stormwater. These exercises are presented to bring to you the practical experience of many years in a short time of four days.


• To illustrate the sanitary and stormwater systems design method.
• To develop skills to design new sanitary sewer and stormwater drainage systems as well as develop innovative stormwater management plans to mitigate the environmental impact due to urban development.

Who Should Attend

Consulting engineers, municipal engineers, civil project engineers, construction managers, engineering field managers, works engineers, public works directors, city engineers, superintendents of operations, wastewater system managers, safety inspectors and procurement officers from municipal public works. EITs, technicians and technologists, sewer construction contractors and other individuals who need an understanding of sanitary sewer and stormwater drainage system design, maintenance and rehabilitation and are currently employed in the wastewater management field will benefit from the seminar.

Materials Required
1. Standard engineering calculator with scientific functions
2. Laptop for software training with Microsoft Windows XP or Vista operating system (recommended). The details for the software
    requirements are at the following website: http://www.bentley.com/en-US/Products/SewerCAD/Technical-Requirements.htm

Special Features

You will receive:
• Comprehensive course notes with all design charts, graphs and data that will serve as reference for your future use
• A copy of Computer Applications in Hydraulic Engineering textbook by Bentley Institute Press with Haestad Methods Software
   including SewerCAD and stormCAD
• Training on two leading commercial software for the design of Sanitary and Storm Sewer systems (Storm CAD and Sewer CAD)
• Introduction to an online tool to develop, design and assess innovative stormwater management strategies

Program Outline

Day I

Rajesh Seth, Ph.D., P. Eng.

Registration and Coffee

Welcome, Introduction, Workshop Preview, Learning Outcomes and the Assessment Method

Sanitary Sewer System

Planning For a Sanitary Sewer System

   • Planning objectives
   • Layout objectives
   • Environmental assessment process

Hydrology and Hydraulics – A Review
   • Gravity flow in pipes
   • Hydraulic gradient calculations
   • Non-uniform open channel flow
   • Computer applications in hydraulics
   • Hydrology
   • The hydrologic cycle
   • Rainfall and surface water

Sanitary Sewer System Design
   • Peaking factors
   • Minimum and maximum velocities
   • Self-cleansing velocities
   • Minimum pipe size / slope
   • Cleansing velocity
   • Capacity design
   • Infiltration
   • Sewer pipes
   • Separation of water main and sewers
   • Optimum bedding conditions
   • Cover
   • Manholes
   • Loading calculations for various types of land use

Software Overview

Haestad Methods software introduction / set up

Workshop I – Design of a Sanitary Sewer
Participants will work on a design exercise in small groups under instructor guidance


Day II

Rajesh Seth, Ph.D., P. Eng.

Sanitary Sewer Design Software

   • Sewer CAD introduction
   • Sewer CAD software demo training

Stormwater Drainage System

Estimating Stormwater Runoff
   • Rational method
   • Runoff coefficients
   • Rain fall intensity
   • Time of concentration
   • SCS Method
   • Effects of land developments
   • Layout and design
   • Best management practices

Storm Sewer Design Software
   • StormCAD introduction
   • StormCAD software demo training

Workshop II – Design of Stormwater Drainage System
Participants will work on a design exercise in small groups under instructor guidance



Jim Dumont, P.Eng., P.Ag.

Stormwater Impact Mitigation

Estimating Stormwater Runoff

   • Regulatory requirements for impact mitigation
   • Background and introduction to methodology
   • Numerical calculations and analysis methodology
   • Water Balance Model background and development
   • A case study or working example of a development with mitigation alternatives

Impact Mitigation Software
   • Water Balance Model introduction
   • Water Balance Model software demonstration and training

Workshop III – Design of Mitigation System
Participants will work on a design exercise in groups under instructor guidance


Day IV

Rajesh Seth, Ph.D., P. Eng.

Detention Pond Design
   • Detention pond design basics
   • Detention pond modelling concepts
   • Components of stormwater facilities
   • Routing data: storage and hydraulics relationships
   • Storage Indication Method
   • Inlet design
   • Inlets in sag
   • Inlet design overview
   • PondPack software demonstration

Sanitary Sewer and Pump Stations
   • Need for pump stations
   • Site selection and other considerations
   • General pump station design
   • Wet well design
   • System head analysis and pump selection
   • Force main design

Sewer Maintenance and Rehabilitation
   • Sewer problems
   • Critical sewers
   • Planning investigation
   • Assessing the system condition
   • Developing system usage plan
   • Implementing system usage plan

Questions and Answers - Feedback to Participants on Achievement of Learning Outcomes

Daily Schedule:
Registration and Coffee (Day I only)
8:30 Session begins
4:30 Adjournment

There will be a one-hour lunch break each day in addition to refreshment and networking breaks during the morning and afternoon. Lunches and refreshments are provided.


Rajesh Seth
Dr. Rajesh Seth is a registered professional engineer in Ontario. Before joining the University of Windsor as an Assistant Professor in January, 2002, Dr. Seth spent more than 10 years in research and consulting in environmental engineering, and specializes in wastewater treatment and development and application of mass balance models for the fate and transport of contaminants in the environment. Although Dr. Seth's recent experience has focussed on multimedia fate modelling, he has previously sought solutions for a variety of environmental problems. The projects he has managed in the past include development of a biological process for metal removal from municipal sludges, laboratory and pilot-scale studies on anaerobic fixed-film systems for low and high strength wastewaters, ambient and stack air quality monitoring and air dispersion modelling.

Jim Dumont
Jim Dumont, P.Eng., P.Ag., is a Senior Technical Specialist, Water Infrastructure with AECOM. Jim has over 30 years of experience in the fields of water resources and civil engineering, including all phases of planning, design and construction. He has been responsible for a variety of projects from planning studies that establish design criteria, to detailed flood relief designs of complex hydraulic systems and municipal infrastructure. Jim brings expertise in both engineering and science of the environment to projects. Jim has been extensively developing and utilizing advanced analytical methodologies for evaluating environmental impacts and mitigation techniques.
Prerequisites & Certificates

Certificates offered

2.4 CEU / 24 PDH

Cancellation Policy
To withdraw from a course, you must send a request, in writing, with the official receipt to our office. Fifteen or more business days in advance: full refund less $50.00 administration charge. Five to fifteen business days in advance: non-refundable credit of equal value for any future EPIC seminar within one year. Credits are transferable within your organization. In case of an unexpected event occurring after this time, you may send someone else to take your place without any additional cost.
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The course was very well presented and the course instructor was absolutely amazing.
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Our instructor, Stephen Lamming, was outstanding and a true expert in his field. He was able to complement the technical air monitoring information with practical real life examples which was highly beneficial. He is an excellent communicator and was highly interactive with the course attendees. This course was recommended to me because Stephen Lamming does an outstanding job. I was very impressed with this course and have subsequently recommended it to my colleagues.
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Would have liked more interactive problem solving.
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