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Septic system and well workshop in Pittsboro on March 27

By Al Cooke
Posted Wednesday, March 19, 2014

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Pittsboro, NC - I've been attending these sessions for years, and I always learn something. I consider it a must for residents who are new to onsite septic systems and wells.

A workshop on the use and maintenance of home septic systems and wells will be held in the auditorium of the Agriculture Building in Pittsboro at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 27, 2014. The workshop is sponsored by the Environmental Health division of the Chatham County Public Health Department.

This annual workshop has been 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 offer explanations of how septic systems are sited, designed and installed; system use and maintenance; signs of failure; permits and repairs. There will also be information provided on how wells are sited; well use and maintenance; well water testing; common well issues; permits, repairs and abandonments.

The program will be conducted by Environmental Health staff members who work daily in the well and onsite program.

You are requested to pre-register by calling 919-545-8460. There is no fee for this informative workshop. For more details, contact Kim Warren at 919-545-8319 or Terri Ritter, Well Program Specialist, at 919-545-8336.

Septic System & Well Workshop
March 27, 2014, 6:30 p.m.
Agriculture Building, 65 East Chatham Street, Pittsboro, NC

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