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Decentralized Wastewater Treatment System

 Training on Decentralized Wastewater Treatment System


The usefulness, Operation and Maintenance (U.O.M) Program has been established to provide training on the usefulness, operation and maintenance of onsite wastewater treatment systems. The focus of these materials is for all institutions, settlements and residential customers who use DEWAT. This is because the Govenment of Kenya in collaboration with Non-Governmental organizations and the Private sector entities recognize the importance of decentralized wastewater treatment systems as an essential component of the wastewater infrastructure. Through routine inspections and proper operation and maintenance, onsite wastewater treatment systems can be a permanent and effective part of our wastewater infrastructure. These training materials are intended to provide a knowledge base for customers and our service providers at the grassroot in this growing industry.

The picture below illustrates this kind of training;

What does the training entail?

The objectives of this training is to:

  • Clarify on the components and functioning of the Decentralized waste water treatment
  • Clarify the responsibilities of the O&M service providers and Customers.
  • Familiarize O&M service providers and customers with standardized terminology, techniques,and procedures for various onsite wastewater treatment system technologies.
  • Promote uniform communication between our service providers and their clientele.
  • Establish our benchmark for competency of our service providers and enhance the overall status of the onsite wastewater treatment profession.

The activities of these objectives are;the O&M professional performs a variety of services for the end user (system owner) that include:

  • Assessing the baseline data to determine whether the DEWAT system can be operational in such a scenario.
  • Assessing the onsite wastewater treatment system to determine its operational status.
  • Performing routine activities required to keep the system operational.
  • Responding to emergencies in a timely manner.
  • Collecting and recording information regarding operational status of treatment components and recommending timely maintenance, replacement, or pumping of various components as required.
  • Monitoring system performance through collection and analysis of effluent samples when appropriate.
  • Reporting system operational status and/or system performance to the homeowner, regulatory community, and others.
  • Serving as an informational resource for the homeowner.


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