Lacombe, Clearwater and Red Deer Counties holding septic sense workshop

Septic systems are an important part of rural life, and an upcoming workshop wants to help property owners understand their system and how they can help protect Alberta’s landscape.

Every year a family of four puts close to half a million litres of sewage through a septic system, according to Alberta Municipal Affairs.

An upcoming work shop near Condor hopes to educate people on how to understand and assess and manage the septic system.

Held at the Hespero Hall, Range Road 41 north of Hwy. 11, on Feb. 7 from 6 to 9:30 p.m. the free workshop will cover what a septic system is and how it works, regulations, design and installation, appropriate uses, maintenance and troubleshooting.

The workshop will help property owners protect both their investment and their land.

It is hosted by Clearwater, Lacombe and Red Deer County with technical expertise from the Alberta Onsite Wastewater Managment Association and program coordination by the Land Stewardship Centre.

To pre-register call the Clearwater Ag Services and Landcare office at 403-844-4444, Lacombe County office at 403-782-8959, Red Deer County office at 403-350-2150 or register online at

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