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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Tuesday, October 4, 2005
Jennifer Johnson, Education and Outreach Specialist (360) 754-4111 ext. 7631

Septic Education Continues

OLYMPIA – Septic systems have been in the news quite a bit lately, with the impact of some systems on Hood Canal and the South Puget Sound growing every day.  Systems that are not maintained properly end up costing much more than systems that are maintained regularly.  Repairs on problems that go unchecked can be expensive.  In addition, leaking and failing systems have many adverse health and environmental impacts.

Septic system maintenance requires a basic understanding of how the system works and what kinds of actions to limit or avoid.  Property owners should also learn what products to avoid dumping into a septic system and should maintain a record of scheduled inspections and pumpings.  To learn how to properly maintain a septic system, people can attend a free workshop.  Those who attend one of the workshops can obtain take-home materials and a coupon for $10 off their next septic system pumping.

The following workshops are from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm and are free.  Please register in advance at (360) 754-4111 so that workshop sponsors will know how many people to expect.

The free Septic System Workshops will be held-

Thursday, October 13
Rochester Fire Station
18346 Albany St. SW , Rochester

Tuesday, October 18
Expo Center at the Thurston County Fairgrounds
3054 Carpenter Rd., Lacey

Tuesday, October 25
New!  This workshop is for people who have a sand filter or mound systems.
South Bay Fire Station
3506 Schinke Rd. NE , Olympia

Wednesday, November 2
McLane Elementary School
200 Delphi Rd. SW , Olympia

County Commissioners:

Carolina Mejia
District 1

Gary Edwards
District 2

Tye Menser
District 3