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Monday, July 26, 2021
8:30 am – 4:30 pm CDT (incl. a 60-min break)
Dr. Sara Heger
Allison Blodig, REHS
Overview of Onsite Wastewater Treatment Technologies
Technology of conventional and advanced wastewater treatment systems
Recent scientific and technical advances
Source evaluation: residential and commercial
Site Evaluation and Soil Treatment Design
Site and soil evaluation
Factors for selecting and sizing systems
Overview of options
Collection and Pretreatment Design
Collection system design options
Primary treatment design
Advanced treatment design
Management and Troubleshooting
Developing maintenance plans
Monitoring of systems
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6.5 HSW CE Hours
AIA: (AIA credits only available for attending live Webinar)
International Code Council:
.65 CEUs (Sitework)
Continuing Education Credit Information
This webinar offers 6.5 PDHs to professional engineers and 6.5 HSW continuing education hours to architects licensed in all states.
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 6.5 LU|HSW (Sponsor No. J885). Only full participation is reportable to the AIA/CES.
The International Code Council has approved this event for .65 CEUs in the specialty area of Sitework (Preferred Provider No. 1232).
Completion certificates will be awarded to participants who complete this event, respond to all prompts, and earn a passing score (80%) on the quiz that follows the presentation (multiple attempts allowed).
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.
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.
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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: Onsite Wastewater Treatment System Design, Construction and Maintenance
Delivery Method: Live Online
Course Description: This course examines onsite wastewater treatment technologies, the regulation, permitting and sustainability of onsite treatment systems, site evaluations, determining treatment goals, conventional and alternative system design, onsite wastewater system maintenance planning.
Learning Objective 1:
Learners will be able to explain the technology and operation of conventional wastewater treatment systems, the problems they pose, and recent scientific and technical advances that improve performance of conventional systems.
Learning Objective 2:
Learners will be able to reference and understand federal, state and local regulation of systems, and they will be able to system regulations with surface and groundwater regulations. Learners will be able to abide by permitting requirements and procedures.
Learning Objective 3:
Learners will be able to describe the processes involved in evaluating sites for wastewater treatment systems, including the receiving environment and soil type, nitrogen and pathogen removal, and treatment/removal of phosphorus and other pollutants.
Learning Objective 4:
Learners will be able to describe conventional treatment system selection and design, and they will be able to identify and describe alternative and sustainable treatment technology options.
LUs: 6.5 LU Type: LU|HSWs.
Prerequisites: Experience with septic systems
Advance Preparation: None
Program Level: Intermediate
Course Expiration Date: 05/26/2024
Complaint Resolution Policy:
Complaints regarding this course can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.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.