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Kitsap County offers Septic Sense workshop

Kitsap County residents are invited to a free workshop to learn how to keep their septic systems working well and lasting longer. Well-maintained septic systems will save homeowners money and keep bacteria and nutrients out of local creeks, lakes, and Puget Sound.

The workshop will be held Jan. 22 from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Eagle’s Nest on the county fairgrounds, at 1195 NW Fairgrounds Road in Bremerton. The presentation will include information about:

  • How septic systems work
  • Best ways to care for them
  • How to detect if a system is failing and what to do next
  • Low-interest loan programs for septic repairs
  • Local water quality improvement projects

Refreshments will be provided, and attendees also receive free “green” cleaning products, water conservation fixtures, a sink strainer, and a coupon for 10 free trees or shrubs from the Kitsap Conservation District.

“Just like you should maintain your car so it runs well and lasts longer, you need to maintain your septic system,” says Shawn Ultican of Kitsap Public Health District (KPHD). “A failing septic system can cost thousands of dollars to repair and can be a serious health risk to your family and the environment.”

Space is limited. Registration is available online at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/539091 or by calling 360.337.7157, ext. 3244.

The workshop is funded by a Centennial Clean Water Fund grant from the Washington State Department of Ecology, and the Kitsap County Surface and Stormwater Management Program.

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