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Septic Sense

Septic Sense Workshop

FREE workshops  -  Pre-registration required

7:00 pm, Mon. Jan 21 at Priddis Community Hall
7:00 pm, Mon. Jan 28 at Highwood Memorial Centre
7:00 pm, Wed. Jan 30 at Davisburg Community Hall

Understanding and taking care of your septic system

Did you know the average person puts 340 liters of sewage through a private sewage system (septic system) every day? For a family of four living in a two-bedroom house, that amounts to 1,360 liters per day and just under half a million liters per year!

Rural property owners are responsible for ensuring their systems operate properly and safely. If you have a septic system on your rural property, you will benefit from attending this workshop. Presenters will teach you how to understand, assess and properly manage your septic system, enabling you to protect your investment in your property and the valuable natural assets associated with your land.

Learn what you can do to properly manage and maintain your septic system. Attend the Septic Sense workshop hosted and presented by Foothills County, with technical expertise provided by the Alberta Onsite Wastewater Management Association (AOWMA) and materials developed by Land Stewardship Centre (LSC).

During the workshop we will cover:

  • What a septic system is and how it works
  • Regulations
  • Design and installation
  • Appropriate use of your septic system
  • Maintaining your septic system
  • Troubleshooting

To attend the workshop, pre-register at:  www.mdfoothills.eventbrite.ca

 


Working Well Workshops

Working Well Workshop

Did you know that a poorly maintained water well can put your water supply at risk of contamination and reduce your well yield?

  • Have you had your well water tested in the last two years?
  • Have old unused wells on your property been properly sealed and decommissioned? Have you ever shock chlorinated your well?
  • Do you know the age and depth of your well, or how it was constructed?

Find out if your groundwater is at risk and learn what you can do to protect your well, attend this free water well management workshop hosted by MD of Foothills, and presented by the Working Well Program, with technical expertise from Alberta Agriculture and Forestry, Alberta Environment and Parks, Alberta Health Services and licensed water well drillers. This hands-on, informative workshop is designed to help water well owners better understand and manage their precious groundwater supplies.

Working Well Workshops - FREE - Pre-registration required:
January 23, 2019 – Davisburg Community Hall - 7 pm
January 24, 2019 – Highwood  Memorial Centre - 7 pm
February 5, 2019 – Priddis Hall - 7 pm

Register at: www.mdfoothills.eventbrite.ca

IMPORTANT: Register with your Legal Land Description or your Lot/Block/ Plan#, Date of Well Completion, and Original Owner or Depth of Well, so that you will receive all the information for your well from provincial records to be used in the workshop.


For more information about these workshops, please contact:

Ryan Bull, Rural Conservation Advisor, Foothills County
Phone: 403.603.5423   Cell: 403.333.4764
Email: ASBworkshops@mdfoothills.com