Vancouver, WA – (RealEstateRama) — Homeowners can learn how to inspect gravity-fed septic systems, maintain their septic systems and wells, and prevent costly repairs at a workshop sponsored by Clark County and Washington State University Clark County Extension.
The workshop, which also will cover small landowner assistance programs, takes place 6-9 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 15, at the Clark County Public Works Operations Center, Bldg. B1, 4700 N.E. 78th St.
Cost is $15 per household. To register, call (360) 397-6060 ext. 5729 or visit www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2591686.
“Whether you do it yourself or enlist a licensed professional, properly maintaining your well and septic system is crucial to preventing critical deficiencies,” said Chuck Harman, Public Health program manager. “Repairing or replacing a failing septic system can cost thousands of dollars, and health impacts from surfacing sewage or exposure to toxins that leach into drinking water can be devastating.”
In observance of national Septic Smart Week, Sept. 19-23, Clark County and WSU Extension remind the 35,000 Clark County homes and businesses that use septic systems to be sure they are effectively treating wastewater. Good siting, design, installation and ongoing maintenance are essential for treatment and protecting the property owner’s investment and the county’s drinking water.
Septic system resources:
Clark County Public Health, (360) 397-8428
Washington State Department of Health
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Clark County Public Health
chuck.harman (at) clark.wa (dot) gov