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

Presented by
Tom Fritts

Introduction to Onsite Wastewater
Basics of wastewater
The value of treating onsite

Soil and Site Evaluation
Understanding soils
Landscape positions
Water movement in soils
Becoming familiar with soil profiles and soil loading rates

Septic Tanks
Function of septic tanks
Materials used
Operations and maintenance
Issues that compromise tanks

Aerobic Treatment Units (ATU)
Reviewing different types and sizing of ATU’s
Things that can affect the function of ATU’s

Wastewater Drip Irrigation
Understanding how drip irrigation works
In depth review of sizing and designing a wastewater drip irrigation system

Choosing the Correct Systems to Fit the Site
Choices of system types in today’s onsite wastewater industry
Matching the correct system with the site.

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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.

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Professional Engineers
6.5 PDHs

6.5 HSW CE Hours

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

Continuing Education Credit Information
This webinar offers 6.5 PDHs to professional engineers in all states 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), North Carolina (S-0130), and North Dakota. 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

Completion certificates will be awarded to participants who complete this event and
earn a passing score (80%) on the quiz that follows the presentation (multiple attempts


Tom Fritts

Vice President Residential Sewage Treatment Company (RSTC)
Mr. Fritts is vice-president of Residential Sewage Treatment Company, Inc., in Grandview, Missouri where they design, sell and service alternative onsite wastewater systems. He is past president of the Missouri Smallflows Organization (MSO), the Kansas Small Flows Association (KSFA) and the National Onsite Wastewater Recycling Association (NOWRA). He is an approved instructor for NOWRA, the Consortium of Institutes for Decentralized Wastewater Treatment, and for several states across the country. Mr. Fritts is the 2016 recipient of the NOWRA “Dick Otis Industry Achievement Award” and the 2015 Kansas Small Flows Association “Raymond Peat Industry Achievement Award.”

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: Septic System Design, Construction and Maintenance Focus on Missouri

Delivery Method: Live Online

Course Description: This 6.5 hour live lecture presentation covers the benefits of treating wastewater onsite, soil and site evaluation processes, the function, operation and maintenance of septic tanks, aerobic treatment units, wastewater drip irrigation functionality and sizing, and determining the correct wastewater system for particular sites.

Learning Objectives:

Learning Objective 1:
Learners will be able to describe the function of septic tanks, their operation and maintenance, and issues that can compromise septic tanks.

Learning Objective 2:
Learners will be able to describe the function and application of wastewater drip irrigation systems, and they will be able to match the correct system (conventional, ATU, or wastewater drip irrigation) with particular sites.

Learning Objective 3:
Learners will be able to explain the value of treating wastewater onsite, and they will be able to discuss why it is important to evaluate and understand soil profiles and soil loading rates when designing a septic system.

Learning Objective 4:
Learners will be able to distinguish aerobic treatment units (ATUs) from conventional septic systems, differentiate types of ATUs, and identify issues that affect their function.

LUs: 6.5                                                                                              LU Type: LU|HSWs.

Prerequisites: None

Advance Preparation: None

Program Level: Intermediate

Course Expiration Date: 06/25/2021

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.

Streamable MP4/PDF Price: $299.00

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

Streamable self-study formats are available approximately 1 week after the date of the live event.

The streamable self-study package includes an MP4 format video recording of a live webinar and a PDF of the manual that was distributed for the webinar. You will receive a PDF of the course manual. The manual contains written materials prepared by the seminar speaker(s).

Completion of an online follow-up quiz is required for those seeking continuing education credit. The acceptance of self-administered continuing education activities vary 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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