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Date: October 14, 2013

Jayna Ericson, Kitsap County Surface and Stormwater Management
360.337.5777 or

No: 2013-096

Septic Sense workshops coming
Workshops in Poulsbo (10/15), Port Orchard (10/24) and Silverdale (11/7) will help save money and keep pollution out of local waterways

(Port Orchard, WA) - Kitsap County residents are invited to one of three free workshops to learn how to keep their septic systems working well and lasting longer. Well maintained septic systems save homeowners money and keep bacteria and nutrients out of local creeks, lakes, and Puget Sound. The workshops will be held:

October 15, 2013
Poulsbo Library Community Room
700 NE Lincoln Road, Poulsbo

October 24, 2013
Long Lake Bob Oke Community Room
5100 Long Lake Road SE, Port Orchard

November 7, 2013
Silverdale Water Dist. Commissioners Chambers
5330 NW Newberry Hill Road, Silverdale

This free event runs from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at all locations. The workshops 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

• Attendees will also receive free “green” cleaning products

• Refreshments provided

“Just as you would maintain your car so it runs well and lasts longer, you need to maintain your septic system,” says Kerrie Crawford, 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.”

Registration is required and space is limited. Register today at: or call Kitsap 1 at (360) 337-5777. The workshops funded by the Kitsap County Surface and Stormwater Management Program.

About the Surface and Stormwater Management Program
The Kitsap County Surface and Stormwater Management (SSWM) Program protects people, property and natural resources by reducing flooding and stormwater runoff, conserving groundwater, restoring fish habitat, and preventing stormwater pollution. For more information about the Surface and Stormwater Management Program, visit

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Kitsap 1
(360) 337-5777

Last Updated:  May 27, 2014