Friday February 12, 2016

2013 Septic Inspection Class Schedule Now Available

San Juan County Health & Community Services(SJCH&CS) is once again providing on-site sewage system operation and maintenance workshops for homeowners. The workshops are scheduled throughout2013 on Lopez, Orcas and San Juan Islands (see class schedule).

The workshops provide training to homeowners that certify them to complete inspections on on-site sewage systems (septic systems) and a way to save money. The workshop also presents information on how a septic system functions and how to properly operate and maintain it, so even if the homeowner does not want to or is physically unable to complete the inspection themselves, they obtain knowledge that hopefully will assist them in extending the longevity of their system, further saving them money and protecting the value of their property.

Homeowners in San Juan County have been required since 2007 to have their septic system inspecte don a regular basis – every three years for gravity systems and annually for all other systems and any system located in a designated sensitive area.

The training program has been immensely popular and successful with over 3200homeowners becoming certified since 2008.

Obtain a 2013 class schedule online or by contacting SJCH&CS at 360-378-4474. To enroll in a class or if you have questions about the class or the operation and maintenance of your on-site sewage system contact William Paterson at 360-370-7522 or via email at