SEPTIC SYSTEMS 101
SEPTIC SYSTEMS 101
Free Public Workshop – All are invited
July 10th at Lutsen Resort
Learn everything you ever wanted to know about your septic system and how a good system helps protect water quality. All are invited to attend “Septic Systems 101,” a workshop that is free to the public, on Tuesday, July 10th in the second floor ballroom at Lutsen Resort. Registration opens at 7:30 a.m. with coffee and a selection of fruit and pastries from Lutsen’s chefs. The workshop begins and 8 a.m. and ends at 12:30 p.m.
Expert local and regional speakers will discuss system design, installation, care and maintenance, a do-it-yourself maintenance plan to keep your system healthy for years, the latest information about new Minnesota Rules and local ordinances, and landscaping your system with other tips to help protect our shoreland areas. A panel discussion will follow, addressing Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) and open to audience input. You’ll also learn what’s available to help finance repairs or replacement and who to call if you have problems.
Speakers will include Barb McCarthy, MPCA’s area coordinator for Subsurface Septic Treatment Systems (SSTSs); Karen Evens, the MPCA Watershed Projects Manager for our county; Ilena Berg, Cook County Water Planner; Mitch Everson, septic system inspector for Cook County; and Scott Robinson, an Advanced Designer/Installer and Service Provider from Finland, MN. Take-home resources will include the Septic System Owners Guide from the U of MN Extension Onsite Septic Treatment Systems division and the Septic System Owners Management Plan as well as other tip sheets.
Four continuing education credits will be offered to realtors attending the workshop; to obtain these credits a $35 fee will be required. The credits are made available with the assistance of Cook County Higher Education and have been approved by the MN Dept. of Commerce.
The workshop also satisfies the education requirement for recipients of a TSSSD cost share grant from MN Board of Water and Soil Resources Clean Water Legacy funds.
For more information please contact Nancye Belding at 387-3332.
The workshop is jointly sponsored by Tofte-Schroeder Sanitary Sewer District, MPCA, Cook County Planning & Zoning and Soil & Water Conservation District, and the Cook County Coalition of Lake Associations. Arrowhead Roundup has awarded a grant of $700 for educational materials.
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