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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Tuesday, August 28, 2007
Ernie Paul, Education and Outreach Assistant (360) 754-3355 ext. 7618

Free Septic Workshops Offered

OLYMPIA - Properly maintaining your 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 pumped every three to five years.  When the tank is empty after pumping, the pumper should check for any leaks or cracks in the tank structure.  Catching these early can make for an inexpensive and quick fix.  It is when problems go unchecked that they turn costly.

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 the next tank pumping, and an opportunity to get questions answered, people leave the workshops with many of 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, September 11 - 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Thurston County Public Health and Social Services
412 Lilly Road NE, Olympia     

Wednesday, October 10 - 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Rochester Fire Station
18346 Albany St. SW , Rochester

Tuesday, October 16 - 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Co-sponsored by City of Olympia

Grace Community Covenant Church
5501 Wiggins Road SE , Olympia

Wednesday, October 24 – 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Black Lake Fire Station
5911 Black Lake Boulevard SW , Olympia

County Commissioners:

Carolina Mejia
District 1

Gary Edwards
District 2

Tye Menser
District 3