Free septic seminars to take place Thursday and FridayDouglas County Land and Resource Management and the University of Minnesota are hosting two free homeowner septic operation and maintenance educational seminars.
Douglas County Land and Resource Management and the University of Minnesota are hosting two free homeowner septic operation and maintenance educational seminars.
The seminars will take place Thursday, July 15 from 7 to 9 p.m. at LaGrand Town Hall and Friday, July 16 from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Leaf Valley Town Hall.
Untreated wastewater contains disease-causing organisms, excessive nutrients, oxygen-demanding organic material and chemicals, according to Land and Resource Management representatives.
“Water quality is impaired when this dangerous pollutant enters our rivers, lakes, streams or groundwater,” said Dave Rush, director of Land and Resource Management. “The risk that you or family will get sick is also increased.”
Knowing what types of septic systems provide effective treatment and which ones don’t is one of the many topics that will be discussed at the free seminars, noted Rush.
The U of M septic specialists will answer the following questions during the seminars:
•What options do I have for sewage treatment?
•How does a compliant septic system work?
•What systems pose a risk to human and environmental health?
•What best practices can protect your system and save money?
There is no registration required for the seminars.
For more information, call Land and Resource Management at (320) 762-3863.