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8:00 – 8:30 am EST
Morning Session
8:30 am – 12:00 pm EST
12:00 – 1:00 pm EST
Afternoon Session
1:00 – 4:30 pm EST

Presented by Russell G. Martin, PE, F. NSPE

Development of Onsite Wastewater Treatment Technologies
History of onsite wastewater treatment
Domestic wastewater quality and quantity
Current technology and operation of wastewater treatment systems
Recent scientific and technical advances
Performance-based management of systems

Regulation and Permitting of Onsite Wastewater Treatment Systems
State and local regulation of systems
Coordinating system regulation with surface and groundwater regulations
Permit requirements and procedures

Evaluating Sites and Setting Treatment Goals
System boundaries and loadings
Analyzing the receiving environment
Evaluating landscape and soil types
Nitrogen and pathogen removal
Mapping the site

Soil as a Wastewater Treatment Medium
Limiting factors

Conventional and Alternative Treatment Technologies
Septic tanks
Stone disposal areas
Proprietary devices
Aerobic treatment systems
Peat biofilter wastewater treatment systems
Drip dispersal wastewater disposal systems
Recirculating sand filters
Constructed wetlands

Treatment System Selection and Design
Factors for selecting and sizing systems
Design considerations
System performance
Initial system design

Management Program for Onsite Wastewater Treatment Systems
Monitoring of system
Developing a maintenance plan
Inspection procedures
Repair options

Webinar Instructions

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 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 App requirements:
Windows 7 – 10 or Mac OSX Mavericks (10.9) – macOS Catalina (10.15)

Web Browser:
The two most recent version of the following browsers:
Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Apple Safari, Microsoft Edge
Internet Explorer v11 (or later) with Flash enabled

Internet connection:
 Minimum of 1Mbps       Hardware: 2GB RAM or more

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Professional Engineers
6.5 PDHs

6.5 HSW Continuing Ed. Hours
6.5 LU|HSW

AIA  (AIA credits only available for attending live Webinar)
6.5 LU|HSW

Non-Credit Continuing Ed.

International Code Council
.65 CEUs (Building)

Continuing Education Credit Information

This webinar is open to the public and offers 6.5 PDHs to professional engineers and
6.5 HSW continuing education hours to architects in licensed in Maine. Educators and
courses are not subject to preapproval in Maine and surrounding states.
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
The International Code Council has approved this event for .65 CEUs in the specialty area
of Sitework (Preferred Provider No. 1232).
This seminar offers a non-credit continuing education opportunity to contractors. It is
not approved by any state contractor licensing entity.
Completion certificates will be awarded to participants who complete this event, respond
to prompts, and earn a passing score (80%) on the quiz that follows the presentation
(multiple attempts allowed).


Russell G. Martin

Mr. Martin is a graduate of the University of Maine and is a licensed professional engineer and licensed site evaluator in the state of Maine. He has more than 43 years of experience relative to subsurface wastewater treatment and disposal between private and public sector service, and he was formerly the director of the Subsurface Wastewater Program for the Division of Environmental Health at the Maine Department of Health and Human Services. He is currently the owner of Public Health Solutions, PLLC, providing both training and design services relative to onsite wastewater disposal. Mr. Martin is active in several professional organizations, including the Maine Society of Professional Engineers, the Maine Association of Site Evaluators, and the Massachusetts Association of Onsite Wastewater Professionals, a state affiliate of the National Onsite Wastewater Recycling Association. He recently concluded a three-year term on the National Onsite Wastewater Recycling Association (NOWRA) Board of Directors and is currently the chair of the NOWRA State Affiliates Committee.

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: Onsite Wastewater Treatment Systems in Maine

Delivery Method: Live Online

Course Description: This course is designed to inform architects on how online wastewater systems work, are regulated, options, and site requirements. it examines system technologies, treatment system selection and design, regulations and permitting, and site evaluation.

Learning Objectives:

Learning Objective 1:
Learners will be able to explain current wastewater treatment technology and operation processes, and they will be able to discuss recent scientific and technical advances.

Learning Objective 2:
Learners will be able to reference state and federal onsite wastewater system regulations, explain how system regulation coordinates with surface and groundwater regulations, and identify permit requirements and procedures.

Learning Objective 3:
Learners will be able to compare and contrast conventional and alternative treatment technologies, and they will be able to identify the criteria for treatment system selection and design paths.

Learning Objective 4:
Learners will be able to describe the necessity and process for evaluating sites and setting treatment goals for selecting wastewater treatment system selecton and design, and they will be able to discuss the need to understand soil properties as part of the design process.

LUs: 6.5                                                                                             LU Type: LU|HSWs.

Prerequisites: Familiarity with septic systems and site evaluations

Advance Preparation: None

Program Level: Intermediate

Course Expiration Date: 01/08/2024

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.

USB/Manual Price: $299.00

Currently, our self-study products DO NOT qualify for AIA, ASLA, LACES or CLARB credit.

HalfMoon will mail you these materials via USPS. Please allow 2 weeks from the date of purchase to receive your product. If the live seminar is in the future, please allow 5 weeks from the date of the live seminar.

The USB Mp3+PDF package includes an Mp3 audio recording of a live seminar on a USB thumb drive along with a PDF file of the manual that was distributed at the seminar. The manual contains written materials prepared by the seminar speaker(s).

The Mp3 audio recording contains embedded number codes, which you are required to document and return to HalfMoon if you wish to obtain a certificate of completion for the program. The acceptance of self-administered continuing education activities varies widely between states and professions. Before undertaking any self-study effort, you should review the rules of your licensing/certifying entity.

HalfMoon Education guarantees its products. The self-study products are recorded from a live seminar and there are circumstances where an audio recording is not available. HalfMoon will contact you and issue a full refund if the product you ordered is not available. If you are not happy with a product you receive, you can return the product for a full refund. However, refunds will not be issued if completion certificates are requested.

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