Plumbing inspector course offered


AUBURN — The Androscoggin Valley Soil and Water Conservation District will host septic system training for local plumbing inspectors and people seeking certification.

The workshop will be held from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 22 at Auburn City Hall. The course will offer a thorough explanation of the permitting, inspection, and enforcement of the state of Maine’s Subsurface Wastewater Disposal Rules (CMR 241) and the Internal Plumbing Rules (CMR 238). Staff from the Division of Environmental Health, Subsurface Wastewater Unit will lead the session and will focus on the review of HHE-200 and HHE-211 forms for permitting, the system inspection process, the enforcement process, recent rule changes, and the relationship of the LPI to the client site evaluator, system installer, and the Department of Health and Human Services.

This session will primarily be of interest to local plumbing inspectors, but is open to all, including site evaluators and system installers.

Six and one-half training contact hours will be awarded for attending this workshop and will apply toward recertification for licensed plumbing inspectors and code enforcement officers, as well as Maine Department of Human Services and Department of Environmental Protection voluntary certification programs for septic system installers and contractors.

Registration is $80 and is due by March 8. To register, contact Androscoggin Valley Soil and Water Conservation District at 753-9400, ext. 400, or the Joint Environmental Training Coordinating Committee at 253-8020.