Septic System Workshop for Long Lake Area Residents on
Maintaining your septic system will save money
and keep pollution out of Long Lake
(Port Orchard, WA) - Long Lake 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 Long Lake.
The workshop will be held:
December 5, 2012: 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Long Lake Bob Oke Community Room
5100 Long Lake Road SE, Port Orchard
The workshop will include information about:
- How a septic system works
- Best ways to care for your system
- How to detect if a system is failing and what to do next
- Low interest loan programs for septic repairs
- Attendees will also receive free “green” cleaning products
“Just as you would maintain your car so it runs well and lasts longer,
you need to maintain your septic system,” says Leslie Banigan, 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
Registration is required and space is limited.
Register today at
call Kitsap 1 at (360) 337-5777.
Long Lake is a popular recreation area with a swimming beach, fishing pier
and boat launch. It also has a history of bacteria and nutrient pollution.
It was the only Kitsap County swimming lake closed in 2010 because of high
levels of bacteria. In 2011, the lake was periodically posted with advisory
and warning signs for toxic algae.
KPHD received a National Estuary Program grant* through the United States
Environmental Protection Agency and Washington State Department of Health to
locate and correct failing septic systems and improve water quality in Long
Lake. An important part of the project is to help homeowners and residents
protect their septic investment. Additional funding was provided by the
Kitsap County Surface and Stormwater Management Program.
Links to More Information:
Homeowner’s Guide to Onsite Sewage Systems –
Information about how septic systems work, and how to take care of them.
Pollution Identification and Correction Program – This
program is a Surface and Stormwater Management Program partner. The program
mission is to protect the public from waterborne illness and other water
quality related hazards.
Surface and Stormwater Management Program - The Kitsap
County Surface and Stormwater Management Program protects people, property
and natural resources by reducing flooding and stormwater runoff, restoring
fish habitat, and preventing stormwater pollution.
* THIS PROJECT HAS BEEN FUNDED WHOLLY OR IN PART BY THE
UNITED STATES ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY UNDER ASSISTANCE AGREEMENT
PC-00J32601 TO WASHINGTON DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH. THE CONTENTS OF THIS
DOCUMENT DO NOT NECESSARILY REFLECT THE VIEWS AND POLICIES OF THE
ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY, NOR DOES MENTION OF TRADE NAMES OR
COMMERCIAL PRODUCTS CONSTITUTE ENDORSEMENT OR RECOMMENDATION FOR USE.
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