Training is part of Lampasas River Watershed Protection Plan
Ryan Gerlich, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service specialist, conducts a class on the basic principles of maintaining a home septic system. (Texas A&M AgriLife Research photo by Lisa Prcin)
Writer: Robert Burns, 903-834-6191, email@example.com
KILLEEN The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, Texas A&M AgriLife Research and the Lampasas River Watershed Partnership are offering a free training on septic system maintenance for homeowners from 6-8 p.m. Sept. 21.
The class will be held at the Mills County State Bank, 1101 Parker St. in Goldthwaite.
This course provides a basic understanding of the operational and maintenance activities of a septic system, and explains how activities within the home impact septic systems, said Lisa Prcin, AgriLife Research associate, Temple. Presentations will cover the treatment processes, health and safety considerations, how to inspect, care for and feed the system, and general maintenance procedures.
Prcin noted that failing septic systems were identified by the Lampasas River Watershed Partnership as a potential source of bacterial contamination in nearby streams and waterways.
The training is a part of the plan developed by the Lampasas River Watershed Partnership, a collaborative effort by local stakeholders, AgriLife Research, and the Texas State Soil and Water Conservation Board to address water quality concerns within the Lampasas River watershed, she said. The Lampasas River watershed encompasses parts of Mills, Hamilton, Lampasas, Coryell, Burnet, Bell and Williamson counties.
To register, contact Prcin,254-774-6008 or firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information about the program, go to http://ossf.tamu.edu/.
Funding and support for the Lampasas Watershed Protection Plan is provided through a Clean Water Act nonpoint source grant from the Texas State Soil and Water Conservation board and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.