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Presenter: Allison Blodig, REHS and 2 more

Seminar Date:

Seminar Location: Davenport, IA

Holiday Inn & Suites Davenport
4215 Elmore Avenue
Davenport, IA 52807
Phone: 563-344-2900

This seminar is closed or full.


Due to health and safety concerns regarding the COVID-19 virus, this seminar is now being offered as an online webinar.
Follow this link for registration: https://www.halfmoonseminars.org/seminars/133174/septic-system-overview-design-and-management-seminar/davenport-ia

Development of Onsite Wastewater Treatment Technologies 
S. Heger

   Overview of decentralized wastewater treatment
   Residential and commercial
   Technology and operation of conventional wastewater treatment systems
   Key contaminant removal

Iowa and Illinois Specific Regulations and Requirements 
C. Cluckey

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

Evaluating Sites, Setting Treatment Goals and System Design 
S. Heger

   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 
A. Blodig

   Aerobic treatment units
   Media filters
   Drip dispersal

Management Programs for Onsite Wastewater Treatment Systems 
S. Heger

   Management plans
   Maintenance of systems
   Inspection and troubleshooting procedures

Due to health and safety concerns regarding the COVID-19 virus, this seminar is now being offered as an online webinar.

Follow this link for registration:https://www.halfmoonseminars.org/seminars/133341/the-tree-course-science-design-and-sustainability-seminar/online

Due to health and safety concerns regarding the COVID-19 virus, this seminar is now being offered as an online webinar.

Follow this link for registration:https://www.halfmoonseminars.org/seminars/133341/the-tree-course-science-design-and-sustainability-seminar/online

Credit Information:

Who Should Attend

  • Architects
  • Engineers

Professional Engineers
     6.0 PDHs

     6.0 HSW CEHs
     6.0 AIA LU|HSW

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 hours to architects in most states, including Iowa. Educators and courses are not subject to preapproval in Iowa and neighboring states.

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

Architects and engineers seeking continuing education credit in other states will be able to claim the hours earned at this seminar, in most cases. Refer to specific state rules to determine eligibility.

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.

Curtis Cluckey

Curtis Cluckey has worked in the onsite wastewater industry as a representative ofmanufactured products for over 19 years. He has experience ranging from wastewater treatmentsystems to drain fields. Currently, Mr. Cluckey works for Infiltrator Water Technologies as an areasales representative in a multi-state territory in the Midwest. He has provided training at numerousseminars covering many facets of the wastewater industry including installation, sizing, and designwork. Mr. Cluckey served on the Missouri Small Flows Board from 2006 to 2012. He currently sitson the Onsite Wastewater Professionals of Illinois Board and has since 2014.

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.

Tuition Costs:

Standard Tuition: $299.00
Online Tuition (pre-registration): $299.00
Group Prices
3 or more people each: $279.00

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 Overview - Design and Management

Delivery Method: Live

Course Description: This six-hour live lecture presentation examines onsite wastewater treatment technologies, state-specific regulations and requirements, site evaluations, setting treatment goals, system design, alternative and sustainable treatment technologies, and management programs for onsite wastewater treatment systems.

Learning Objectives:

Learning Objective 1:
Learners will be able to differentiate residential and commercial onsite wastewater treatment technologies and describe how they remove contaminants from wastewater.

Learning Objective 2:
Learners will be able to reference and comply with state and local wastewater regulations and requirements and identify allowable technologies.

Learning Objective 3:
Learners will be able to describe the factors for selecting and sizing systems, including, site and soil analysis, soil testing, system boundaries and loading, and pump sizing.

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

Learning Objective 5:
Learners will be able to explain how to develop septic system management plans, maintenance schedules, and inspection and troubleshooting procedures in order for systems to perform in optimal conditions.

LUs: 6.0                                                                                              LU Type: LU|HSWs.

Prerequisites: Experience or knowledge of/with septic systems

Advance Preparation: None

Program Level: Intermediate

Course Expiration Date: 01/27/2023

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.