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Build A Water Purification System – 2 Day Course – 2024

Registration Ends September 20, 2024
Start Date: Sep 21
End Date: Sep 22
Start Time: 9:00 am
End Time: 5:00 pm

The Water Purification course is a 2 day hands-on hybrid course held at our Taos, New Mexico campus. Students will have access to a pre-recorded module (8 hours) as a primer. The module can be accessed remotely 4 weeks before the start date of the on-site workshop.

Learn all the fundamental steps of building a water purification system using a slow-sand filtration method. Students will work with an existing system to learn the ins and outs of equipment, how to maintain a system over time and how to purify harvested water into safe drinking water.

This course covers several methods of purifying water, and the focus of the hands-on workshop is what goes into building a full-scale slow-sand filtration system as one of the simplest, most sustainable, and most complete methods of filtering water from biological (and other) contaminants. Students will utilize resources that are possible to acquire in any environment, making this a highly practical skillset.

Clean, safe water is fundamental to good health and our very survival. In this course we will cover the common sources and types of contaminants that may find their way into your water supply.

This hybrid course will cover:

  • Threat of waterborne disease
  • Making water safe
  • Common contaminants
  • Building a slow-sand filtration system
  • Maintaining existing filtration systems
  • Various filtration systems

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Dates: September 21st – 22nd, 2024, 9am – 5pm

Location: Taos, NM Campus; detailed directions will be emailed to all students enrolled in the course.

Lodging: Camping is available to registered students only during this course. Students are welcome to camp Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, but no camping will be available on Sunday night. Students can check-in from 3-8pm local time on Thursday, and check-out by 5pm on Sunday. There are lodging options in the 87571 area to include camping, RV parks, Airbnb’s, hotels, and resorts.

Online Module: Access to the module will be opened on August 12th, 2024. Students will be emailed with login information.


Regular Tuition: $155 (Online processing fees apply)

Venmo/E-invoice/Check/Money Order Discount: $155 (No processing fees)


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