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Clallam County: Educating Homeowners About Their Septic Systems

 
Publication number Date Published
12-10-046October 2012
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Author(s) Riddell, Tammy
Description The lack of routine inspection and maintenance of home on-site septic systems was an identified issue in the Dungeness Bay shellfish downgrade and water cleanup (TMDL) response plan, along with several other nonpoint and watershed plans. Clallam County piloted a “Do It Yourself” (DIY) inspection training program. The county’s idea was that homeowners who have completed DIY training will continue to inspect and maintain their septic system after a professional conducts the first assessment. Participants in the pilot project for the DIY training felt empowered to recognize and correct system problems before they caused a larger problem.
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Contact Tammy Riddell at 360-407-6295 or tammy.riddell@ecy.wa.gov
Keywords water quality success story, water quality, septic
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