Rice County Offers Free Homeowner Septic Operation & Maintenance Workshop
Rice County Environmental Services and the University of Minnesota Extension Service are partnering to offer a free Homeowner Septic Operation and Maintenance Education Workshop on Wednesday, September 19th at 7:00 pm at the Forest Town Hall, 3625 W. Millersburg Blvd. Pre-registration is required.
Information will be presented by a University of Minnesota Extension educator on the proper operation and maintenance of septic systems. Topics will include: how a septic system works, how to tell when a system is failing, what happens when sewage is not properly treated, how to operate and maintain a septic system and ideas to extend the life of your system.
A 'Septic System Owner's Guide' will be distributed to all Homeowners who attend a workshop. This workshop can be used to qualify for the Septic Voluntary Incentive Payment program which provides a $300 rebate to qualified owners upgrading a failing septic system.
Funding for this educational opportunity was provided by the Rice County Clean Water Legacy Funding.
To register for the free workshop or for further information regarding the workshop or voluntary incentive payment program feel free to contact Environmental Services staff at 507-332-6113 or RCPlanningZoning@co.rice.mn.us or the Rice County website at www.co.rice.mn.us/planning.
Julie Runkel, Environmental Services Director, (507) 332-6113
Gary Weiers, County Administrator, (507) 332-6121