Resources for Septic System Owners

Septic Illistration

Resources for Septic System owners

Septic systems are the primary method of sewage disposal for rural properties in Oregon. There are over 9,000 septic systems in the Clackamas River Watershed and many more in Clackamas County. Many areas such as Damascus, Lake Grove, and the mountain communities were built before centralized sewer was available in the area. While development in these areas has expanded, the sewer infrastructure may not have kept up, leaving many urban residents still on septic systems.

In this video series we will provide an overview of:

  • what a septic system is
  • how a septic system works
  • the most common types of septic systems in Oregon
  • and the Do’s and Don’ts of septic system maintenance

FREE Virtual Septic System Workshop

Learn how to Check it, Fix it, Maintain it!

Wednesday, April 28, 2021
6:00 – 8:00pm
Via Zoom

Didn’t make the workshop?  You can click on the links below to see the presentations from the most recent workshop.

CRWP Septic System Workshop Overview by Kim Swan
Septic Systems 101 by Brannon Lamp
Clackamas County Onsite Wastewater Program by Heather Nielsen
CSWCD Septic Repair Loan Program by Eann Rains

To see a video of the 2021 Workshop click here.
Workshop Into – 0 – 11:00 min
Septic Systems 101 – 11:00 – 1:06 min
Clackamas County Onsite Wastewater Program – 1:06 – 1:29 min
Financial Assistance – 1:29 – 1:47 min
Contacts – 1:47 min

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