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Presenter: Mr. Chuck Cousino and 1 more

Seminar Date:

Seminar Location: Denver, CO

Renaissance Denver Stapleton Hotel
3801 Quebec Street
Denver, CO 80207
Phone: 303-399-7500

This seminar is closed or full.


Registration:                        8:00 - 8:30 am

Morning Session:                8:30 - 11:45 am

Lunch (On your own):         11:45 am - 12:45 pm

Afternoon Session:             12:45 - 4:00 pm

Development of Onsite Wastewater Treatment Technologies

   Overview of decentralized wastewater treatment 
   Technology and operation of conventional wastewater treatment systems 
   Recent scientific and technical advances 
   Key contaminant removal

Evaluating Sites and Setting Treatment Goals for
Conventional System

   Design considerations 
   Factors for selecting and sizing systems 
   Site and soil evaluation 
   System boundaries and loadings 
   Conventional system design

Alternative and Sustainable Treatment Technologies

   Aerobic treatment units Media filters Drip dispersal

Colorado Specific Regulations and Requirements

Management Programs for Onsite Wastewater 
Treatment Systems

   Maintenance and monitoring of systems 
   Monitoring of systems
   Developing maintenance plans 
   Inspection and troubleshooting procedures

Credit Information:

Who Should Attend

  • Architects
  • Engineers
  • Contractors

Professional Engineers
     6.0 PDHs

     6.0 HSW CEHs
     6.0 AIA LU|HSW

     Non-Credit Continuing Ed.

Continuing Education Credit Information

This seminar is open to the public and offers 6.0 HSW continuing education hours to architects in all states. Educators and courses are not subject to preapproval in Colorado.

This seminar is approved by the American Institute of Architects for 6.0 LU|HSW (Sponsor No. J885). Only full attendance can be reported to the AIA/CES. Visit www.halfmoonsemnars.org for complete AIA information under this course listing.

This course also offers 6.0 PDHs to professional engineers in all states with mandatory continuing education.

HalfMoon Education is an approved continuing education sponsor for engineers in Florida, Indiana (License No. CE21700059), Maryland, New Jersey (Approval No. 24GP00000700), , North Carolina, and North Dakota. HalfMoon Education is deemed an approved continuing education sponsor for New York architects.

This event also offers a non-credit continuing education opportunity to construction contractors. It has not been submitted to any state contractor licensing entity for continuing education approval.

Attendance will be monitored, and attendance certificates will be available after the seminar for most individuals who complete the entire event. Attendance certificates not available at the seminar will be mailed to participants within fifteen business days.


Mr. Chuck Cousino

Mr. Chuck Cousino is the onsite wastewater treatment system coordinator at the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment. He earned a bachelors of science degree in Environmental Health from Ferris State University in Big Rapids, Michigan, and is a registered environmental health specialist. Mr. Cousino has spent his entire career working in the onsite wastewater industry. The majority of his experience came from almost 25 years as a project manager at a civil engineering firm in Southeast Michigan were he gained extensive experience in site/soils evaluations, alternative onsite wastewater system design and the operation and maintenance of residential and small-scale wastewater treatment systems. Mr. Cousino is a former chair of the Michigan Onsite Technical Advisory Council. He is a former president of the Michigan Onsite Wastewater Recycling Association, the Colorado Professionals in Onsite Wastewater and the national association of State Onsite Regulators.

Dr. Sara Heger

Dr. Sara Heger is an engineer, researcher and instructor in the Onsite Sewage Treatment Program in the Water Resources Center and is an adjunct assistant professor in the Bioproducts and Biosystems Engineering Department at the University of Minnesota. For over 20 years, she has been conducting research and providing education and technical assistance to homeowners, small communities, onsite professionals and local units of government regarding onsite wastewater treatment. Dr. Heger has presented in over 30 states and provinces regarding the design, installation and management of septic systems and related research. She is president- elect of the National Onsite Wastewater Recycling Association and is the Education chair of the Minnesota Onsite Wastewater Association. Dr. Heger serves on the NSF International Committee on Wastewater Treatment Systems. She is also the chair of the Minnesota State Advisory Committee on Decentralized Systems. Dr. Heger has BS degree in Biosystems & Agricultural Engineering and a MS degree and a PhD in Water Resource Science.

Tuition Costs:

Standard Tuition: $289.00
Online Tuition (pre-registration): $289.00
Group Prices
3 or more people each: $269.00

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

AIA Info:

AIA Provider Statement:

HalfMoon Education Inc. is a registered provider of AIA-approved continuing education under Provider Number J885. All registered AIA/CES Providers must comply with the AIA Standards for Continuing Education Programs. Any questions or concerns about this provider of learning program may be sent to AIA/CES (cesupport@aia.org or (800) AIA 3837, Option 3).

This learning program is registered with AIA/CES for continuing professional education. As such, it does not include content that may be deemed or construed to be an approval or endorsement by the AIA of any material of construction or any method or manner of handling, using, distributing, or dealing in any material or product.

AIA continuing education credit has been reviewed and approved by AIA/CES. Learners must complete the entire learning program to receive continuing education credit. AIA continuing education Learning Units earned upon completion of this course will be reported to AIA/CES for AIA members. Certificates of Completion for both AIA members and non-AIA members are available upon request.

Course Title: Septic System Design, Construction, and Maintenance.

Delivery Method: Live

Course Description: This is a 6.0 hour live lecture presentation with the instructors and students together in the same room. It will be conducted in a handicap-accessible conference room with ample seating space and writing surface for all attendees. Bound written materials, authored by the faculty, will be distributed to all participants at the program. Attendance will be monitored and reported to AIA/CES. This course covers the development of onsite wastewater treatment technologies and regulations, evaluating sites and setting treatment goals and conventional system design, alternative and sustainable treatment technologies, and management programs for nosite wastewater treatment systems.

Learning Objectives:

Learning Objective 1:
Learners will be able to identify and describe the factors for selecting and sizing an appropriate septic system site.

Learning Objective 2:
Learners will be able to assist in the development of management programs for onsite wastewater treatment, including the monitoring of systems, maintenance plans, inspection and troubleshooting, and repair options.

Learning Objective 3:
Learners will be able to describe the technology and operation of conventional wastewater treatment systems and will be able to identify and discuss their problems and recent scientific and technical advances.

Learning Objective 4:
Learners will be able to identify and explain alternative and sustainable wastewater treatment technologies, including aerobic treatment units, media filters, constructed wetlands, and drip dispersal.

LUs: 6.0                                                                                              LU Type: LU|HSWs.

Prerequisites: Basic knowledge of wastewater treatment and system design. 

Advance Preparation: None

Program Level: Intermediate

Course Expiration Date: 12/26/2020

Complaint Resolution Policy:

Complaints regarding this course can be emailed to doug@halfmoonseminars.org or by calling (715) 835-5900. A HalfMoon Education representative will respond within 72 hours to resolve the complaint, which will include, but not limited to, access to another CE activity at no or reduced cost or a full or partial refund. Each instance will be resolved on a case-by-case situation.