Tuesday, March 09, 2010

Septic System Maintenance & Care Workshop

With one-third of the US population on septic systems, over 1 trillion gallons of waste per year is disposed below the ground's surface. Inadequately treated sewage from failing septic systems is the most frequently reported cause of groundwater contamination. It poses a significant threat to drinking water and human health because diseases and infections may be transferred to people and animals. Dysentery, hepatitis, typhoid fever, and acute gastrointestinal illness are some of the more serious examples. Proper maintenance and care of septic systems can help prevent failures and malfunctions from happening and extend the life of your system.

Along with the Dearborn County Health Department, the Hogan Creek Watershed Project and the Dearborn County Soil and Water Conservation District are planning a workshop to educate citizens on how septic systems work, the proper maintenance and care, tips on how to extend the life of the system, and ways to improve current systems. The workshop will be held on Wednesday, March 10th at Purdue Extension Office in Aurora at 6:00 pm. The workshop is FREE to attend and it may SAVE you lots of money and headaches in the future.

If you would like more information, please contact Heather Wirth at 812-926-2406 ext 3.

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