Septic Sense workshop set to help rural property owners

On January 18, Leduc County, in partnership with Alberta Onsite Wastewater Management Association (AOWMA) and the Land Stewardship Centre (LSC), is hosting a septic sense workshop to help rural landowners properly maintain and manage their septic systems.

Rural property owners are responsible for ensuring their systems operate properly and safely. “Prior to this workshop, there were no other courses available that septic system owners could benefit from, says Heather Dickau, Horticulturist with Leduc County. “There’s been a lack of information for a long time; we’re hoping this workshop will help rural property owners to better understand and take care of their septic systems.”

According to AOWMA, the average family of four puts 1,360 litres of sewage through a septic system each day. Improperly managed septic systems have the potential to leave a significant negative effect on the Alberta landscape.

The workshop will cover:

  • what a septic system is and how it works
  • regulations
  • design and installation
  • appropriate use of septic systems
  • maintenance
  • troubleshooting

The workshop will take place on Wednesday, January 18 at the New Sarepta Agri-Plex.