Water Resources Center

The Water Resources Center is affiliated with the College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences and University of Minnesota Extension.

Workshops and Events

2015 - 2016 Workshops 

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(credit card purchase only):  

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Questions or Comments?

When to contact the MPCA:
MPCA SSTS staff can answer questions about your business license, professional certification, certification examinations, state rule interpretation, local ordinance assistance, and business complaints.  Phone: 800.657.3864 -or- 651.757.2201 or email.

When to contact the OSTP:
OSTP staff can answer questions about workshops, publications, soils, design forms, research, small community issues, and technical assistance.  Phone: 800.322.8642 or email.

Call or e-mail the appropriate contact from the
OSTP and MPCA Contact List (.pdf) 

Late fees, Substitutions, and Cancellation Policies

If you enroll after the course deadline, a mandatory $45 late fee will be automatically added to your workshop price.  A $20 substitution or transfer fee will be charged for each change to the enrollment.

Substitutions, transfers, or cancellations must be received in writing by OSTP staff one business day prior to the workshop.  Partial refunds are only issued for cancellations received in writing before the workshop begins.  All refunds will be made in the manner as payment minus a $30 cancellation fee.

In the rare event that a course is cancelled, OSTP will issue a full refund.  Courses are not cancelled due to inclement weather.

Attendance is required at all sessions of each workshop to receive a Certificate of Attendance.  OSTP will forward your attendance certificate to the MPCA.

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OSTP Events Archive

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2014  SSTS Professional Training Information

2015 OSTP Enrollment Form (.pdf)

2016 OSTP Enrollment Form

2015 OSTP Course Descriptions and Offerings (.pdf)

2016 OSTP Course Descriptions and Offerings (.pdf)

Commonly asked questions about SSTS licensing and certification  (.pdf) Information provided by the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency

Severe Weather Procedures 

All OSTP Workshops will proceed as scheduled.

If you cannot attend due to weather, notify our program in writing as soon as possible: septic@umn.edu

If you cancel, OSTP cannot guarantee that additional training will be provided or available prior to your expiration date.

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