OLYMPIA –Thurston County Public Health and Social Services is offering free workshops to help residents understand and maintain their septic systems. Workshops feature local septic experts who can answer questions such as, "How often should my septic tank be pumped?" "What kind of toilet paper is septic safe?" and "Are septic tank additives necessary?"
Septic systems treat sewage and wastewater more effectively when they are inspected and pumped every three to five years. If septic systems are not pumped they will eventually fail, creating a dangerous public health situation as well as potentially contaminating drinking water.
The workshops are aimed at helping area homeowners protect the life of their septic tanks and protecting the environment as a result. Those interested can register by calling the Environmental Health Division at (360) 754-4111; the TDD line for the hearing impaired is 754-2933.
The workshops will be held-
Tuesday, September 28
Lacey Community Center
6729 Pacific Ave. SE, Lacey
Wednesday, October 6
Griffin Fire Station
3707 Steamboat Island Loop NW, Olympia
Thursday, October 14
River Ridge High School
8929 Martin Way, Lacey
Kalama House A
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Thursday, October 28
South Bay Grange
3918 Sleater Kinney Rd., Olympia