PSATS SEO Symposium

To Register: Click HERE or call PSATS at (717) 763-0930.

Workshop Title:

2015 Sewage Enforcement Officer Symposium


Would you like the opportunity to network with nearly 4,000 attendees that are affiliated with Townships of the Second Class and attend workshops that relate to technical topics and personal development?

This special symposium is held in conjunction with the Pennsylvania State Association of Township Supervisors’ Annual Educational Conference & Trade Show. You will have access to the largest municipal trade show in Pennsylvania. Visit with close to 300 vendors including engineering firms and other Act. 537 related vendors. Network with other township officials and SEOs and learn from their experiences, and share your own.

Schedule of Eligible Workshops for SEO Credits and Exhibit Hall Hours:

** For a list of session descriptions, please click HERE

Sunday April 19, 2015

8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Registration (Chocolate Lobby)
Noon – 5:00 p.m. Exhibits Open

Monday April 20, 2015

7:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Registration (Business Office/Chocolate Lobby)
7:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Exhibits Open

Monday workshop sessions:

10:45 a.m.  to 12:00 p.m.

  • Media Relations for Municipal Officials
  • Water Obstruction and Encroachment Permit Updates
  • Sanitary Sewer Design Options for Treating Inflow & Infiltration

 1:15 p.m.  to 2:30 p.m.

  • NEW - Funding for House Laterals - An Overview of the PENNVEST Homeowner Septic Program

2:45 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

  • NEW - Funding for House Laterals - An Overview of the PENNVEST Homeowner Septic Program

4:15 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

  • Right to Know Update - 2015 - The Agony and Ecstasy
  • Heading -off Failing Septic Systems with a Sewage Management Plan, Case Study: Westtown
  • Meet your DEP Local Government Representative

4:15 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

  • From Enraged to Engaged - Using Social Media to Stimulate Public Participation
  • Right to Know Update - 2015 - The Agony and Ecstasy

Tuesday April 21, 2015

7:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Registration (Business Office/Chocolate Lobby)
7:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Exhibits Open

Tuesday workshop sessions:

1:15 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

  • Google Earth for Municipalities

2:45 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

  • Sewage Regulations 101: Navigating Chapter 71 and On-Lot Sewage Planning

Full workshop descriptions will be available by February 17, 2015.

Credit Hours:

This symposium has been approved by DEP for SEO continuing education credits.

To receive one continuing education credit, an SEO must attend two of the eligible workshops per day. If an SEO attends four eligible workshops on Monday and two eligible workshops on Tuesday, he or she will receive three (3) credit hours. If an SEO only attends two eligible workshops on one day, he or she will only receive one credit.

To receive the credit hours, at the end of each eligible workshop attended, you must have the room moderator or presenter sign the SEO Continuing Education Credits - Attendance Verification Form. This form will be provided at registration. Please mail or scan and email the form to PSATS. The contact information is on the form.

 Location and Dates:

Dauphin COUNTY

April 19, 20, and 21, 2015

Hershey Lodge
325 University Drive
Hershey, PA 17033

Registration Fee:

The registration fee includes handout materials provided at any of the eligible workshops and entry to the exhibit hall. Attendance is limited to identified eligible workshops and workshops are first-come, first-serve for seating.

You MUST be a certified SEO in Pennsylvania to participate in the SEO Symposium.

  • PSATS Member* – $100
  • PSATS Non-Member – $125
  • Already registered for the PSATS Conference and want SEO Continuing Education Credits – $40

* To qualify as a PSATS member, the registrant must have paid current annual membership dues to PSATS or its affiliates (solicitors, engineers, planners, and emergency management associations) or be an associate member.

Pre-registration is strongly recommended, however walk-ins are accepted. 


Cancellations must be received in writing by faxing to 717-763-9732 or sending an email to Refunds will be determined by the date of the fax or email.

A cancellation received less than 10 business days before the session you are registered for is subject to a $20 processing fee for refunds.

Those who cancel within two business days of the session date or do not attend forfeit the full registration fee which, if unpaid, will be invoiced.

Accessibility & Other Needs

The Hershey Lodge is an ADA-accessible location. Please use the “accessibility needs” line to indicate alternate format, sign language requirements, or any other needs you might have.

Note: Registrant is responsible for his or her room accommodations. Satellite parking and free shuttles to the lodge are available at the Hershey Giant center.

Shuttles available: 

Sunday from noon to 10 p.m.

Monday from 7:30 a.m. to midnight.

Tuesday from 7:30 a.m. to midnight.


To Register: Click HERE or call PSATS at (717) 763-0930.