Did you know that the week of September 23-27 is the first annual SepticSmart Week? SepticSmart Week was established to promote proper care and maintenance of septic systems to help keep homeowners and their neighbors healthy and protect their drinking water and the environment. For homeowners, proper care can also prevent costly repairs or replacement of systems, protect property values, and save water.
In the spirit of SepticSmart week, we invite you to be part of our ongoing efforts to protect and improve the water quality of the Clackamas River and its tributaries. Join us for our timely and informative workshop, “Get the Poop on Septic Systems – Check It, Fix It and Maintain It!”
Our event will be held:
Tuesday, October 22, 2013
Estacada Library, located at 825 NW Wade St.
6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Join us for this FREE workshop where you will have an opportunity to:
- Learn how septic systems work
- Learn how to properly maintain a septic system
- Recognize signs of septic system failure
- Become familiar with County codes and permits for septic systems
- Find technical and financial assistance
Workshop participants may bring a sample of their private well water to be screened for nitrates. Knowing what is in your water can impact your health. Directions for collecting water samples can be found here.
Workshop participants will also receive information about the Septic System Inspection and Pump Out Rebate Program and a Cost Share Repair Program. These programs can help residents in the Clackamas River Watershed keep their septic systems in proper working order.