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Monday, May 1, 2023 | 9:00 am – 5:00 pm CDT (including a 30-min. break) 


Presented by: Anish Jantrania, and Kevin Sherman

Overview of Conventional Onsite Wastewater Treatment Technologies 

  • Technology and operation of conventional wastewater treatment systems
  • Problems with conventional onsite systems
  • Recent scientific and technical advances
  • Performance-based management of systems 


Regulation, Permitting and Sustainability of Onsite Wastewater Treatment Systems 

  • Federal, state, and local regulation of systems
  • Coordinating system regulation with surface and groundwater regulations
  • Treatment of systems under LEED certification programs 
  • Permit requirements and procedure examples from a few states 


Drip Distribution Systems, Aerobic Treatment Units, Recirculating Media Filter Systems, Evapotranspiration Systems, Constructed Wetland System and Peat Biofilter Systems 

  • System components and operation
  • Advantages and drawbacks of system
  •   Applications for systems   
  • Initial cost, installation, and maintenance                  


Enhanced Nutrient Removal Systems 

  • Nutrients of concern
  • Ground water and surface water standards
  • Nutrient reduction technologies
  • Initial cost, installation and maintenance 


Webinar Instructions
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Certificates of completion can be downloaded in PDF form upon passing a short quiz. A link to the quiz will be sent to each qualifying attendee immediately after the webinar. The certificate can be downloaded from the Results page of the quiz upon scoring 80% or higher.

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Professional Engineers:
7.0 PDHs

7.0 HSW CE Hours

7.0 LU|HSW

International Code Council:
.7 CEUs (Sitework)


Continuing Education Credit Information
This webinar is open to the public and is designed to qualify for 7.0 PDHs for professional engineers and 7.0 HSW continuing education hours for licensed architects in all states that allow this learning method. Please refer to specific state rules to determine eligibility.

HalfMoon Education is an approved continuing education sponsor for engineers in Florida (Provider No. 0004647), Indiana (License No. CE21700059), Maryland, New Jersey (Approval No. 24GP00000700) and North Carolina (S-0130). HalfMoon Education is deemed an approved continuing education sponsor for New York engineers and architects via its registration with the American Institute of Architects Continuing Education System (Regulations of the Commissioner §68.14(i)(2) and §69.6(i)(2)). Other states do not preapprove continuing education providers or courses.

The American Institute of Architects Continuing Education System has approved this course for 7.0 HSW LUs (Sponsor No. J885). Only full participation is reportable to the AIA/CES.

The International Code Council has approved this event for .7 CEUs in the specialty area of Sitework (Preferred Provider No. 1232).

Attendance will be monitored, and attendance certificates will be available after the webinar for those who attend the entire course and score a minimum 80% on the quiz that follows the course (multiple attempts allowed).

On-Demand Credits
The preceding credit information only applies to the live presentation. This course in an on-demand format may not be eligible for the same credits as the live presentation; please consult your licensing board(s) to ensure that a structured, asynchronous learning format is appropriate. The following pre-approvals may be available for the on-demand format upon request:
7.0 HSW LUs (AIA)


Anish Jantrania, PhD

Associate Professor & Extension Specialist at Texas A&M University

Mr. Jantrania received a B.E. degree in agricultural Engineering from India, an M.S. in Agricultural Engineering from The Ohio State University, and a Ph.D. in Agricultural Engineering from Clemson University. He also has an MBA degree from West Virginia University, and he holds a professional engineering (P.E.) license in Texas and Virginia.
Dr. Jantrania is an associate professor/extension specialist in the Biological and Agricultural Engineering Department at Texas A&M University, Texas. Dr. Jantrania has over 30 years of experience working in the wastewater industry, both in public and private sectors, with a focus on on-site sewage facilities (septic and aerobic systems), and decentralized wastewater and water systems. His research and extension interests focus on sustainable infrastructure to ensure the availability of clean water to meet society’s water demands, and to ensure safe sanitation to protect public health and environmental quality.
Before coming to Texas, Dr. Jantrania worked in Virginia, Massachusetts, and West Virginia. His work in Texas focuses on developing a statewide extension education and research program related to surface and groundwater quality protection with specific emphasis on onsite wastewater treatment and reuse technologies. Dr. Jantrania has authored and co-authored more than 50 papers, including a book titled Advanced Onsite Wastewater Systems Technologies published by CRC Press, and delivered more than 100 presentations at local, state, national and international conferences.

Kevin Sherman, PE, PhD

Director of Engineering and Regulatory Affairs at SeptiTech (a subsidiary of BioMicrobics, Inc.)

Mr. Sherman received a B.S. degree in Ecology & Evolution from Stony Brook University. He also has a B.S. degree in Civil Engineering from the FAMU/FSU College of Engineering. Dr. Sherman has a M.S. degree in Biology from the University of South Carolina, and a M.P.H. degree in Public Health Management from the University of South Florida. He also has a Ph.D. degree in Biological Oceanography from Florida State University.
Dr. Sherman worked with the Florida Department of Health for 14 years. From 1989 to 1992 he served as administrator of the onsite sewage program for the state. For six years, Dr. Sherman served as the executive vice president of the Florida Onsite Wastewater Association. Currently, he is a director of Engineering and Regulatory Affairs for SeptiTech, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of BioMicrobics, Inc.
Dr. Sherman is author or co-author of over 50 publications. He is a past-president of the Florida Environmental Health Association and the National Onsite Wastewater Recycling Association. He is a professional engineer in 17 states and a registered sanitarian in Florida. In 2007, he received the distinction of being named a diplomate of Water Resource Engineering by the American Society of Civil Engineering.

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 ( 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: Innovative Private Onsite Wastewater Treatment Systems

Delivery Method: Live Online

Course Description: This seven-hour course provides an overview of conventional onsite wastewater treatment technologies and the regulations, permitting and sustainability of both conventional and innovative systems. Then the course closely analyzes different innovative systems and technologies, one by one, including drip distribution systems, aerobic treatment units, recirculating media filter systems, evapotranspiration systems, constructed wetland system, peat biofilter systems and enhanced nutrient removal systems.

Learning Objectives:

Learning Objective 1:
Learners will be able to analyze drip distribution systems, including their components, operation, advantages, drawbacks, applications, costs, installation and maintenance.

Learning Objective 2:
Learners will be able to analyze aerobic treatment units, including their components, operation, advantages, drawbacks, applications, costs, installation and maintenance.

Learning Objective 3:
Learners will be able to analyze recirculating media filter systems, including their components, operation, advantages, drawbacks, applications, costs, installation and maintenance.

Learning Objective 4:
Learners will be able to analyze evapotranspiration systems, including their components, operation, advantages, drawbacks, applications, costs, installation and maintenance.

Learning Objective 5:
Learners will be able to analyze constructed wetland systems, including their components, operation, advantages, drawbacks, applications, costs, installation and maintenance.

Learning Objective 6:
Learners will be able to analyze peat biofilter systems, including their components, operation, advantages, drawbacks, applications, costs, installation and maintenance. 

Learning Objective 7:
Learners will be able to identify nutrients of concern, determine ground water and surface water standards, and analyze enhanced nutrient removal systems, including their costs, installation and maintenance.

LUs: 7.0                                                                                              LU Type: LU|HSWs.

Prerequisites: Experience with wastewater treatment or management

Advance Preparation: None

Program Level: Intermediate

Course Expiration Date: 06/22/2025

Complaint Resolution Policy:

Complaints regarding this course can be emailed to 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.