Williams Soil & Water Hosting Free Septic System Workshop

There will be a Free Septic System Workshop on Saturday, October 10, at the Montpelier Public Library, 216 E. Main Street, in Montpelier at 10:00 a.m. This workshop is free and open to the public.

The featured speaker is Brad A. Price, REHS/RS, Director of Environmental Public Health, Williams County Health Department. There will also be a short presentation on the new Upper St. Joseph River Watershed Management Plan and cost-share program by Sharon Partridge.

The workshop is sponsored by the St. Joseph River Watershed Initiative through a Nonpoint Source Pollution Prevention grant awarded to the St. Joseph River Watershed Initiative from the Indiana Department of Environmental Management.

Topics will include Septic Systems – design and function – how they work and how to maintain them. There are very few educational field days offered to the public about septic systems. That is why the sponsoring organizations are excited to bring this learning opportunity to people who own and maintain septic systems.

Watershed Program Manager Sharon Partridge stated that “homeowners are challenged with the task of keeping their septic systems in top working condition to protect their own health and ensure protection of our surface water resources. At the workshop, participants will learn how septic systems work, the limitations of our soils to process effluent, and how to maintain septic systems for optimal performance.”

Registration encouraged, but walk-ins welcome. For more information and to register, contact Sharon Partridge at 260-484-5848 Ext. 117, spd2655@gmail.com


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