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Septic drain fieldThis annual workshop is conducted by Chatham County Environmental Health staff members who work daily in the well and onsite program and explains how septic systems are sited, designed and installed; system use and maintenance; signs of failure; permits and repairs. Issues related to gardening on or near septic fields are discussed by Charlotte Glen, Chatham Extension horticulture agent.

Additional topics that are covered include how wells are sited; well use and maintenance; well water testing; common well issues; permits, repairs and abandonments.

Review presentations from the 2017 workshop, held in March:

The two hour program is sponsored by the Environmental Health Division of the Chatham County Public Health Department and hosted by the Chatham County Center of N.C. Cooperative Extension.

If you have questions about a well or septic system in Chatham County, please contact Chatham County Environmental Health at 919-542-8208.

Learn more about wells, septic systems and their care from these NC Extension publications:

Landscaping over septic drain fields:

Use Extension Search to find research based information from Cooperative Extension systems across the U.S.

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