Aquarius Supply/ NDS Contractor Elite Training & Casino Night

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Bethlehem, PA 18015

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Landscape Drainage Fundamentals (11:30 – 12:15)

Introduces basic drainage concepts including: benefits of drainage, rainfall and runoff, surface runoff versus subsurface sources, properties of soils, soil and water relationship, topography and grades, degree of drainage problems from nuisance to damage, identifying drainage problems.

BUFFET LUNCH (12:15 – 1:00)

Common Drainage Problems and Solutions (1:00 – 2:00)

Identifies the most common landscape drainage problems, what to look for and what products are used to address them. Problems include: downspout runoff, area drains in lawn and landscape, sheet flow from impervious surfaces, standing water and high ground water. Products presented include: catch basins, filters and grates, downspout adapters, pipe adapters, trench and channel drain, dry wells, French drains and permeable paver systems.

Drainage System Design (2:00 – 2:30)

Reviews considerations for effective landscape drainage and infiltration system design. Identifies sources of runoff and presents formulas for calculating stormwater runoff peak flow and detention volume for a given rain event. Demonstrates using the calculated values to size capture devices, piping, dry wells and infiltration trenches.

Regional Drainage Examples (2:30 – 3:30)

Presents real-world drainage problem examples. Applies design principles to provide a comprehensive landscape drainage solution. Identifies catchment areas and presents the specific runoff calculations used to size capture devices, piping and infiltration components. Examples include: large residential, multi-unit housing, and zero-lot line drainage issues.

BREAK : (3:30 – 3:40)

Exam (3:40 – 4:00)

Evaluation on material presented in sections 1 - 4.

NDS Drainage Resources (4:00 – 4:30)

Introduces the many resources NDS has available to contractors to understand the nature of drainage issues, provide effective solutions and position themselves to grow their drainage-service business. Resources include:, Home Drainage Center, NDS DesignWorx services, calculators and field tools. Also presents the proactive efforts of NDS to raise public and industry awareness of drainage problems and solutions.

*All contractors that pass the exam will earn an NDS “Factory Trained Professional” Certification & 4 CEU’s approved by the National Association of Landscape Professionals

BUFFET DINNER (6:00 – 8:00)


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