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Onsite Wastewater Training Center

Low Pressure Pipe Systems

The Low Pressure Pipe (LPP) system that is on display was designed for a wastewater loading rate that is typical for a three bedroom home. The system is elevated to allow trainees to view all the components of a properly installed system. During training sessions potable water, which simulates wastewater, is pumped through the system.

The LPP pump tank and distribution lines. Each of the laterals were placed at different elevations to demonstrate a system on a sloped terrain.

Close-up of a LPP lateral and ball valve.

Distal end of a LPP lateral during a demonstration.