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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Tuesday, March 25, 2008
Jennifer Johnson, Education and Outreach Specialist (360) 754-3355 ext. 7631

Free Septic Workshops

OLYMPIA – Proper care and maintenance of your on-site septic system is one of the most important ways to preserve your home's value, protect public health, and protect the environment.  Most septic systems need to be inspected and pumped every three to five years.  Since every household's water use is different, work with a septic professional to determine a pumping schedule that works for you.  

Thurston County Public Health offers free septic workshops to help you understand and care for your system.  The workshops provide information on how to locate your system, how to choose a qualified pumper, how to inspect your tank yourself, which household products can harm your system, and why additives don't take the place of pumping.  With take-home materials, a coupon for $10 off your next tank pumping, and an opportunity to get your unique questions answered, people leave the workshops with the tools needed to properly maintain their septic systems. 

Register online at:  www.co.thurston.wa.us/health/ehoss/wkshp_sch.html or by calling Thurston County Environmental Health at (360) 754-4111; the TDD line for the hearing impaired is 754-2933.  Workshops are FREE!

Tuesday, April 8  - 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
South Bay Fire Station
3506 Shincke Rd. NE , Olympia

Thursday, April 17  - 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Thurston County Courthouse, Building 1, Room 152
2000 Lakeridge Dr. SW , Olympia                                

Wednesday, April 23  – 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Tumwater Middle School Auditorium
6335 Littlerock Rd. , Tumwater

Tuesday, April 29, 2008 - 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Rainier High School
308 2nd St. W , Rainier

County Commissioners:

Carolina Mejia
District 1

Gary Edwards
District 2

Tye Menser
District 3