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Septic Secrets: Protecting Our Waters with Good Systems -Dr. Sara Heger

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Itasca Waters continues their Practical Water Wisdom Series in June

Itasca Waters continued their series this week of ZOOM conversations about water quality. We had the chance to check in with Dr. Sara Heger about Septic Secrets.

Septic Secrets: Protecting Our Waters with Good Systems
Presented by: Dr.Heger is a researcher and instructor in the Onsite Sewage Treatment
Program in the Water Resources Center at the University of Minnesota.

Since 1999, she has been providing education and technical assistance to homeowners, small communities, onsite professionals, and local units of government regarding onsite wastewater treatment. Sara coordinates the research program at the UMN and is currently serving as the principal
investigator on projects evaluation wastewater treatment and rest areas and developing training related to the land application of industrial wastewater. Heger is on the faculty of the Water Resources Science program, teaching Sustainable Waste Management Engineering. She presents at many local and national training events regarding the design, installation, and management of septic systems and related research.

Sara is the president of the National Onsite Wastewater Recycling Association (NOWRA). 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.

Topic Description: The goal for Septic Secrets is to provide property owners information about how septic systems work, including how to care for and maintain a septic system so it can function properly. Septic systems are designed to last 20-30 years, but can last more or less depending on use, care, and maintenance.

Kari (CAR-ee) is originally from South Dakota … a state often referred to as the land of infinite variety. As Music Director at Northern Community Radio, Kari has taken that theme to heart with her ability to feed a community of listeners hungry for an infinite variety of music and ideas. Along with her trademark lipstick and husky voice … Kari also raises a family … and Baguettes when time permits
Heidi Holtan has worked at KAXE/KBXE for over 20 years. She currently helms the Morning Show as News and Public Affairs Director. Heidi is a regional correspondent for WDSE/WRPT's Duluth Public Television’s Almanac North. In 2018 Heidi received the “Building Bridges in Media” award from the Islamic Resource Group for her work on KAXE/KBXE hosting conversations about anti-Muslim movements in rural Minnesota.