Septic System Maintenance Workshop set for July 29 in Killeen

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. July 29.

The training will be held at the Texas A&M Central Texas main campus building, 1001 Leadership Place in Killeen.

“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 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 Lampasas River Watershed Protection Plan, Prcin said.

The protection plan was 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 lprcin@brc.tamus.edu. For information about the program, contact Ryan Gerlich, AgriLife Extension program specialist at 979-458-4185 or visit 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.

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