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Homeowner Maintenance of Septic Systems Course in Washington County
August 29 @ 8:30 am - 4:00 pmFREE
This is a Homeowners Maintenance of Septic Systems Course being offered in Washington County as part of the Mill Creek Watershed program partnership.
According to a report by Texas Commission on Environmental Quality on-site sewage facilities, also known as septic systems, are the system of choice for approximately 20% of the new homes built in Texas. These systems must be built and maintained to ensure they do they’re job properly and protect the environment. When it comes to maintenance of these systems, all work completed on these systems must be performed by a licensed installer or directly by the homeowner when it is their single-family residence. County health departments may require maintenance performed on septic systems be done by a licensed maintenance company or may allow homeowners to complete a maintenance course to be able to complete the maintenance themselves.
For anyone interested in learning more about general maintenance of septic systems or those who would like to receive certification to maintain their own aerobic system, the Washington County Extension Office will be offering a Homeowner Maintenance of Septic Systems Course on Thursday, August 29, 2019. The course will take place at the Washington County Fairgrounds Sales Facility and will begin with registration at 8:30am and the program concluding by 4:00pm.
The course provides a basic understanding of the operational and maintenance activities of the conventional and aerobic septic systems, with a focus on aerobic systems, and explains how activities within the home impact septic systems. Presentations will cover the treatment process, health, and safety considerations, an overview of how to inspect and maintain the system and goes in depth on aerobic systems and their operation and maintenance. This course also provides answers to the most frequently asked septic system questions, including when to pump out tank and what can or cannot go down the drain. This class will provide homeowners in Washington and Austin Counties with the certification to maintain their own aerobic system!
Pre-registration for the event is now open and accepted online by clicking HERE. The course is FREE but registration is REQUIRED and the course is limited to the first 60 participants to complete the online registration. Lunch will not be provided but attendees are welcome to bring a lunch and eat in the meeting room or take the one-hour lunch break to go eat off site.
As a reminder, if you plan on maintaining your own system it is your responsibility to notify Washington or Austin County Planning and Development Department upon your completion of the course. At the conclusion of the class you will receive a certificate that must be presented to the Washington or Austin County Environmental Health Offices (Washington: 979-277-6290; Austin: 979-865-5911).
For additional information please contact with Washington County Extension Office of Texas A&M AgriLife at (979) 277-6212.