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Presenter: Allison Blodig, REHS and 2 more

Seminar Date:

Seminar Location: Madison, WI

Sheraton Madison Hotel
706 John Nolen Drive
Madison, WI 53713
Phone: 608-251-2300

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
   Key contaminant removal

Wisconsin Specific Regulations and Requirements

   State and local permitting
   Allowable technologies – sizing and credits
   Local resources

Evaluating Sites and Setting Treatment Goals
and Conventional System Design Considerations 

   Factors for selecting and sizing systems
   Site and soil evaluation
   System boundaries and loadings
   Soil treatment system design basics
   Pump sizing

Alternative and Sustainable Treatment Technologies

   Aerobic treatment units
   Media filters
   Drip dispersal

Management Programs for Onsite Wastewater Treatment Systems  

   Management plans 
   Maintenance of systems 
   Inspection and troubleshooting procedures

Credit Information:

Who Should Attend

  • Architects
  • Engineers
  • Contractors

Professional Engineers
     6.0 PDHs

     6.0 HSW CE Contact Hours
     6.0 AIA LU|HSW

     Non-Credit Continuing Ed.

Continuing Education Credit Information

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

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

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 engineers and architects.

This course offers a non-credit continuing education opportunity to construction contractors.

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


Allison Blodig, REHS

Allison Blodig, REHS has been in the onsite wastewater treatment industry since 1997 and has worked most of her career in the wastewater treatment manufacturing industry. Ms. Blodig had her own consulting company for three years, specializing in decentralized wastewater regulatory consulting, market research, and training across the US. Currently she is an engineered systems specialist with Infiltrator Water Technologies, a leading developer of decentralized wastewater treatment technology. Along with a degree in Biology from Benedictine College in Atchison, Kansas, she has been a registered environmental health specialist and member of the National Environmental Health Association since 1996. She is also very active with the National Onsite Wastewater Recycling Association (NOWRA) and is the former chair of the Technical Practices Committee, current chair of the Conference Committee and participates in the Online Education Committee. Ms. Blodig received the Women in Manufacturing award in 2012 and was the 2017 recipient of the Raymond Peat Lifetime Achievement award for outstanding achievement in the Kansas onsite wastewater field.

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.  She has presented in over 30 states and provinces regarding the design, installation and management of septic systems and related research. Sara is president-elect of the National Onsite Wastewater Recycling Association and the Education chair of the Minnesota Onsite Wastewater Association.  Sara serves on the NSF International Committee on Wastewater Treatment Systems.  She is also the chair of the Minnesota State Advisory Committee on Decentralized Systems.  She has BS in Biosystems & Agricultural Engineering and a MS and a PhD in Water Resource Science.

Trever Wells

Trever Wells is a territory sales representative who covers Wisconsin, northern Michigan and northern Illinois for Infiltrator Water Technologies. During this time, Mr. Wells has presented in all three states on various topics. His topics have covered system malfunction, trouble shooting, site selection, and best installation practices. During the year he spends time meeting with contractors, regulators and designers. Those relationships have led and help with assisting on demos, trouble shooting and new product overviews. More than three years ago Mr. Wells was in the wholesale industry focusing primarily on the onsite market, where he was a direct contact for contractors and designers regarding product installation, design assistance and trouble shooting. He has been able to troubleshoot all aspects of an onsite system whether it is drain fields, pumps, panels, tanks and advanced treatment.

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.