Onsite Wastewater Training Center
A primary component of the program is the Onsite Wastewater Training Center (OWTC) located at the University’s Peckham Research Farm. It is a hands-on demonstration and field training facility for both conventional systems and advanced wastewater treatment technologies. The OWTC is one of eight regional centers in the nation and has been in operation since 1993. It was developed in partnership with over 40 private sector contractors, the RI Department of Environmental Management, the RI Independent Contractors and Associates, RI Sea Grant, the USEPA and others. The OWTC has twenty-five full scale systems constructed above ground for hands-on learning.