2017 Homeowner Well and Septic Workshop
Two identical sessions have been scheduled – attend the session that best fits your schedule:
- Tuesday, March 21, 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
- Wednesday, March 22, 10:00 a.m. – noon
Chatham County Agriculture and Conference Center
1192 US 64 W Business, Pittsboro, NC 27312
Click here for directions and GPS coordinates
Register – CLOSED:
Both sessions of this workshop are full and registration is now closed.
This workshop is offered each year, typically in late winter/early spring. For questions about future sessions, or about your home well or septic system, please contact Chatham County Environmental Health, 919-542-8288 or visit their website.
This annual workshop is especially popular among residents who are new to the use of onsite septic systems and private wells. “Onsite septic systems work very well with minimal care and maintenance,” according to Kim Warren, Onsite Program Supervisor with the Environmental Health division. “But improper use and poor maintenance can lead to system failure – an emergency situation that no one wants in their yard.”
The two hour program will be conducted by Environmental Health staff members who work daily in the well and onsite program and will explain how septic systems are sited, designed and installed; system use and maintenance; signs of failure; permits and repairs. In addition Charlotte Glen, Chatham Extension horticulture agent, will briefly discuss issues related to gardening on or near your septic field.
Information will also be shared on how wells are sited; well use and maintenance; well water testing; common well issues; permits, repairs and abandonments. There is no fee for this informative workshop.
Questions? Contact Kim Warren at 919-545-8319.
Learn more about wells, septic systems and their care from these NC Extension publications:
- Septic Systems and Their Maintenance
- Why Do Septic Systems Fail
- Septic System Owner’s Guide
- Landscaping Over Septic Drain Fields, Clemson Extension
Use Extension Search to find research based information from Cooperative Extension systems across the U.S.
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