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

Introduction to Onsite Wastewater Treatment Systems

   Introduction to onsite wastewater

   Wastewater quality and quantity

   Soil and site evaluations

   Landscape position

   Linear loading rates

Septic Tanks




   Operation and maintenance

Alternative Treatment Technologies

   Aerobic treatment units

   Sizing aerobic treatment units

   Subsurface drip irrigation systems

   Sizing drip irrigation systems

Choosing the System to Fit the Site

   Gravity flow distribution

   Basic pressure distribution

   Advanced pressure distribution

   Elevated mound systems



     6.0 HSW Contact Hours
     6.0 AIA HSW Learning Units

Professional Engineers

     6.0 Contact Hours (PDHs)

Onsite Wastewater Operators

     Kansas CE Approval Pending
     6.0 Missouri CEUs


     Non-Mandatory Cont. Ed.

Continuing Education Credit Information

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

This seminar is approved by the American Institute of Architects for 6.0 HSW Learning Units (Sponsor No. J885).

HalfMoon Education is an approved continuing education sponsor for architects in Florida and is deemed an approved sponsor in New York. HalfMoon Education is an approved continuing education sponsor for engineers in Florida, Indiana, Louisiana, Maryland, New Jersey (Approval No. 24GP00000700), New York (NYSED Sponsor No. 35), North Carolina, and North Dakota.

HalfMoon Education has applied to the Kansas Bureau of Water, Operator Certification Program for course approval for all operators. The application is under review. Course approval is also applied for and pending for Missouri onsite sewage system installers. The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services has approved 6.0 total CEUs for this event (Basic Installers: 3.25 SU/2.75GU; Advanced Installers: 6.0 SU; Inspectors/Evaluators: 1.75SU/4.25 GU; Onsite Soil Evaluators: 1.75SU/4.25 GU; Percolation Testers: 6.0GU).

This seminar provides a continuing education opportunity to contractors. It has not been submitted to any state contractor licensing board 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.


Tom Fritts

Vice President Residential Sewage Treatment Company (RSTC)
Mr. Fritts is vice-president of Residential Sewage Treatment Company, Inc., in Grandview, Missouri where they design, sell and service alternative onsite wastewater systems. He is past president of the Missouri Smallflows Organization (MSO), the Kansas Small Flows Association (KSFA) and the National Onsite Wastewater Recycling Association (NOWRA). He is an approved instructor for NOWRA, the Consortium of Institutes for Decentralized Wastewater Treatment, and for several states across the country. Mr. Fritts is the 2016 recipient of the NOWRA “Dick Otis Industry Achievement Award” and the 2015 Kansas Small Flows Association “Raymond Peat Industry Achievement Award.”