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Presenter: Sara Heger, PH.D

Seminar Date:

Seminar Location: Online

This seminar is closed or full.


Onsite Wastewater Treatment Technologies,
Regulations and Contaminant Removal
Thursday, July 19, 2018, 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM CDT

   Historical background and evolution

   Problems with conventional onsite systems

   Technology and operation of conventional wastewater treatment systems

   Federal regulation of systems

   Recent scientific and technical advances

Evaluating Sites, Setting Treatment Goals and System Design
Thursday, July 19, 2018, 1:00 - 2:30 PM CDT

   Design considerations

   Site and soil evaluation

   System boundaries and loadings

   Basic system design for trenches, at-grades and mounds 
     using gravel and non-gravel distribution media

Alternative and Sustainable Treatment Technologies
Friday, July 20, 2018, 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM CDT

   Aerobic treatment units

   Media filters

   Constructed wetlands

   Drip dispersal

Management Programs for Onsite Wastewater Treatment Systems
Friday, July 20, 2018, 1:00 - 2:30 PM CDT

   Monitoring of systems

   Developing maintenance plans

   Inspection and troubleshooting procedures

   Failure examples and repair options

Webinar Instructions

Each webinar session earns continuing education credit and can be registered for individually. All attendees must log-on through their own email – attendees may not watch together if they wish to earn continuing education credit. HalfMoon Education Inc. must be able to prove attendance if either the attendee or HalfMoon Education Inc. is audited.

Certificates of completion will be provided for each webinar attended and will be sent via email in PDF form about five business days after the date of the conclusion of the series.

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GoToWebinar system requirements:

Operating System:
Windows 7, Windows 8 or Windows 10 Mac OSX 10.9 (Mavericks) - 10.12 (Sierra)

Web Browser:
Chrome v34+, Firefox v34+, Internet Explorer 8+, Microsoft Edge v12+, Safari v6+

Internet connection:                   Hardware:
Minimum of 1Mbps                       2GB RAM or more

Credit Information:

Who Should Attend

  • Architects
  • Engineers

     6.0 HSW CE Hours

     6.0 HSW LUs

     6.0 PDHs

Continuing Education Credit Information

HalfMoon Education is an American Institute of Architects-approved continuing education sponsor (No. J885) and is deemed an approved continuing education sponsor for architects in New York. These webinars are not approved for Florida architects. Other states do not preapprove educators or courses. Check each webinar for the number of continuing education hours available. HalfMoon Education is an approved engineer continuing education provider in Florida, Indiana, Maryland, New Jersey (Approval No. 24GP00000700), New York (NYSED Sponsor No. 35), North Carolina, and North Dakota. Other states do not preapprove educators or courses. These webinars offer engineer continuing education credit in all states. Check each course listing for the number of PDHs available. HalfMoon Education is an International Code Council Preferred Provider (1232). Participation and knowledge retention will be verified for these webinar events, certificates of completion will be provided, and LUs will be reported to the AIA. Please see individual course listings for available credit approval.


Sara Heger, PH.D

University of Minnesota (UMN)
Dr. Sara Heger is an engineer, researcher and instructor in the Onsite Sewage Treatment Program in the Water Resources Center at the University of Minnesota. Since 1999, she has been providing education and technical assistance to homeowners, small communities, onsite professionals and local units of government regarding onsite wastewater treatment. Dr. Heger coordinates the research program at the UMN and serves as the principal investigator on grants to create online owner’s guides and evaluate rest stops served by septic systems. She presents at many local and national training events regarding the design, installation and management of septic systems and related research. Dr. Heger is education chair of the Minnesota Onsite Wastewater Association (MOWA) and the National Onsite Wastewater Recycling Association (NOWRA). She serves on the NSF International Committee on Wastewater Treatment Systems and the Chesapeake Bay Review Panel. Dr. Heger is also the chair of the Minnesota State Advisory Committee on Decentralized Systems. She has a BS degree in Biosystems & Agricultural Engineering and a PhD degree in Water Resource Science.

Tuition Costs:

Standard Tuition: $300.00
Online Tuition (pre-registration): $250.00

Each registration includes one copy of a manual prepared by the seminar speakers.