Dr. Sara 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.