Are you a new rural resident with a well or septic system? Is your existing septic system old or possibly leaking? This Domestic Well and Septic System Workshop is for you. Join us on Tuesday, April 25, 2023 from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. at the Clackamas Soil and Water Conservation District office in Beavercreek.
Learn the facts about your drinking water well, contaminants, testing and septic system. This workshop will show you how to protect your family’s and animal’s health, your property investment, and the safety of the groundwater resource. Workshop participants will also learn about the new septic loan and grant program offered by the Clackamas Soil and Water Conservation District.
- Workshop: Domestic Well and Septic System
- When: Tuesday, April 25, 2023
- Time: 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
- Location: Conservation Resource Center: 22055 S. Beavercreek Rd., Beavercreek, OR 97004
Chrissy Lucas, a program assistant with Oregon State University Extension will be leading this workshop.
Get Your Well Water Screened for Nitrate
Participants may have their water screened for nitrate only by bringing about 1/2 a cup untreated well water to class in a clean, water-tight container. Nitrate has been associated with a type of blue-baby syndrome, and there are emerging concerns about additional health problems associated with nitrate in drinking water. The areas at greatest risk for high nitrate in the Willamette Valley are those with well-drained soils on the valley floor. All homes with private wells should be actively monitored for nitrate levels.
The class is free and open to the public.
The event is sponsored by OSU Extension Service Small Farms Program and Clackamas Soil and Water Conservation District.