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

Indiana: On-site Sewage Systems Scope of Use 
Denise H. Wright

    A historical review
   Conventional on-site systems basics
   The “why” and “how” of pumps in OSS design
   Recent improvements to Indiana’s OSS regulatory method

Evaluating Sites and Setting Treatment Goals and 
Conventional System Design Considerations
Sara Heger

   Factors for selecting and sizing systems
   Site and soil evaluation
   System boundaries and loadings
   Basic system design for conventional systems

Alternative and Sustainable Treatment Technologies 
Denise H. Wright

   Aerobic treatment units
   Media filters
   Constructed wetlands
   Drip dispersal

Management Programs and Troubleshooting Onsite  
Wastewater Treatment Systems 
Sara Heger

   Monitoring of systems  
   Developing maintenance plans
   Inspection and troubleshooting procedures


Professional Engineers
     6.0 Continuing Ed. Hours

     6.0 HSW Contact Hours
     6.0 AIA HSW Learning Units

Continuing Education Credit Information

This seminar is open to the public and offers 6.0 continuing education hours/PDHs to professional engineers and 6.0 HSW contact hours to architects in all states. HalfMoon Education is an approved continuing education provider for Indiana engineers. Architect continuing education providers and courses are not subject to preapproval in Indiana.

The American Institute of Architects has approved this course for 6.0 HSW Learning Units (Sponsor No. J885). Only full attendance can be reported to the AIA.

HalfMoon Education is an approved engineer continuing education provider in Maryland, New Jersey (Approval No. 24GP00000700), New York (NYSED Sponsor No. 35), North Carolina, and North Dakota. HalfMoon Education is deemed an approved architect continuing education sponsor in New York.

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. 


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 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 a BS degree in Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering and an MS degree and a PhD degree in Water Resource Science.

Denise Wright

Indiana State Department of Health

Indiana State Department of Health
Ms. Wright currently serves as the training officer for the Indiana State Department of Health-Environmental Public Health Division out of the Indianapolis office. She has focused her career in the on-site sewage system industry providing training and technical assistance to local health department staff, and conducting the review of technologies new to Indiana for on-site components requesting approval for use in Indiana. Ms. Wright has over 25 years of field experience to assist her in troubleshooting onsite system malfunctions and providing assistance to citizens and installers. She is an active participant within the onsite industry. Ms. Wright served the National Onsite Wastewater Recycling Association as a board member (2014-2017) and as a member of their Online Learning Academy committee. She also served the National Sanitation Foundation as a voting member of the Joint Committee on Wastewater Technology (active member) and the Indiana Onsite Wastewater Professionals Association where she works with others to develop and conduct the certified installer and inspector training sessions/exams. Ms. Wright has assisted the Indiana Environmental Health Association- Wastewater Management Committee with annual education conference preparation.

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