Homeowner Septic System Workshops Dec. 6-7 in Palacios, Bay City

The Texas Water Resources Institute (TWRI) and Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service are offering two free educational events on the maintenance of septic systems in December for Matagorda County homeowners.

The first program is from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Dec. 6 at the Palacios Educational Pavilion, 693 S. Bay Blvd. in Palacios. The second is from 9:30-11:30 a.m. Dec. 7 at the Matagorda County Fairgrounds Multi-Purpose Room, 2604 Nichols Ave. in Bay City.

Workshop presenters will provide a basic understanding of the operational and maintenance activities of a septic system and explain how activities within the home impact septic systems. Presentations will cover the treatment processes, health and safety considerations, how to inspect, care for and feed the system, and general maintenance procedures.  

The septic systems trainings are part of the implementation of the Tres Palacios Watershed Protection Plan, which was developed by TWRI and local stakeholders.

To register, interested individuals should contact Aaron Sumrall, AgriLife Extension agent for agriculture and natural resources in Matagorda County, at 979-245-4100 or sasumrall@ag.tamu.edu.

For more information about the program, contact Ryan Gerlich, AgriLife Extension program specialist, College Station, at 979-458-4185 or visit http://ossf.tamu.edu/.

These events are made possible by funding in part by a Texas Coastal Management Program grant by the Texas Land Commissioner pursuant to a National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Award Award No. NA17NOS4190139 and by a Clean Water Act nonpoint source grant from the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality and the  U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

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