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 Wednesday, September 29, 2021, from 8:30am to 3:30pm 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 $150 if registered from August 24 to September 17 or $175 if registered September 18 to September 27. Registration is only done online for this program. To register, go to https://agriliferegister.tamu.edu/Aerobic.