Homeowner Maintenance of Aerobic Treatment Units

The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service is offering a homeowner education event discussing the operation and maintenance of aerobic treatment units.  The “Homeowner Maintenance of Aerobic Treatment Units” workshop will be held on Thursday, February 6 from 8:30am to 3:30 p.m. at the Meridian Civic Center, 309 W. River Street, Meridian, TX.

The workshop will be of interest to homeowners who want to learn more about the components and maintenance of an aerobic treatment unit and spray field. It is important for homeowners to properly maintain their onsite wastewater treatment systems to help protect public safety, public health and water quality.

The purpose of the course is to present information on the function, operation and maintenance of aerobic treatment units, and to provide hands-on demonstration of evaluation techniques to determine operational status of the treatment system. Topics will include the importance of maintaining the treatment system, health and safety considerations, basic concepts about the aerobic treatment processes, and treatment system testing and reporting. It also will address “care and feeding” of the aerobic treatment unit, system evaluation tools and supplies, and how effective wastewater treatment protects water resources.

The course fee is $100. Class attendance is limited, so attendees are required to pre-register to ensure adequate space. To register, please visit OSSF.TAMU.EDU. For additional information, contact Ryan Gerlich, Extension Program Specialist, 979-458-4185.

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