Tuesday, Jan 17 2012 -
San Juan County Health & Community Services has announced the 2012 schedule for its popular on-site sewage system operation and maintenance workshops for homeowners. During the past three years more than 2600 San Juan County homeowners have attended the free workshops and been certified to inspect their septic systems.
Workshops are scheduled for Lopez, Orcas and San Juan Island through September of this year (see class schedule
The workshops provide an opportunity for homeowners to earn certification to complete inspections of their on-site sewage systems (septic systems) and avoid the expense of hiring an outside inspector.
The classes also present information on how septic systems function, and how they can be maintained to extend the longevity of the system, reduce expenses and protect the environment.
Homeowners in San Juan County have been required since 2007 to have their septic systems inspected on a regular basis. Gravity systems that are not in designated sensitive areas must be inspected every three years. All other systems, including gravity systems in sensitive areas, require annual inspections.
The class schedule is available online at: http://www.sanjuanco.com/health/ehswaste.aspx
or through San Juan County Health & Community Services at 360-378-4474.