Septic System Basics
Thursday, May 11, 2017, 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM CDT
Septic system historical background
Development of government regulation of onsite wastewater including EPA and local regulations
What a basic septic system is composed of and how it treats wastewater including performance levels
• Septic tanks
• Soil treatment units
Conventional Treatment System Selection and Design
Thursday, May 11, 2017, 1:00 – 2:30 PM CDT
Factors for selecting and sizing systems
Site and soil evaluation
System boundaries and loadings
Initial system design
Advanced Treatment System
Friday, May 12, 2017, 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM CDT
Applications for advanced treatment systems
Single pass sand and peat filters
Recirculating media filters
Aerobic treatment units
Septic System Maintenance and Troubleshooting
Friday, May 12, 2017, 1:00 – 2:30 PM CDT
Septic system maintenance needs
Do’s and don’ts
What can cause a system to fail
Troubleshooting the system
Examining options for septic system repairs
Each webinar session earns continuing education credit and can be registered for individually. All attendees must log-on through their own email – attendees may not watch together if they wish to earn continuing education credit. HalfMoon Education Inc. must be able to prove attendance if either the attendee or HalfMoon Education Inc. is audited.
Certificates of completion will be provided for each webinar attended and will be sent via email in PDF form about five business days after the date of the conclusion of the series.
Webinars are presented via GoToWebinar, an easy-to-use application that can be run on most systems and tablets. Instructions and login information will be provided in an email sent close to the date of the webinar. It is highly recommended that you download, install and test the application before the webinar begins by clicking on the link in the email.
GoToWebinar system requirements:
Windows 7, Windows 8 or Windows 10
Mac OSX 10.9 (Mavericks) – 10.11 (El Capitan)
Chrome v34+, Firefox v34+, Internet Explorer 8+, Microsoft Edge, Safari v6+
Internet connection: Hardware:
Minimum of 1Mbps 2GB RAM or more
6.0 HSW Contact Hours
6.0 HSW LUs
Continuing Education Credit Information
HalfMoon Education is an American Institute of Architects-approved continuing education sponsor (No. J885), is an approved continuing education sponsor for architects in Florida, and is deemed an approved sponsor for architects in New York. Other states do not preapprove educators or courses. Check each webinar for the number of contact hours available. HalfMoon Education is an approved engineer continuing education provider in Florida, Indiana, Louisiana, Maryland, New Jersey (Approval No. 24GP00000700), New York (NYSED Sponsor No. 35), North Carolina, and North Dakota. Other states do not preapprove educators or courses. These webinars offer engineer continuing education credit in all states. Check each course listing for the number of PDHs available. Participation and knowledge retention will be verified for these webinar events, certificates of completion will be provided, and LUs will be reported to the AIA.
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.