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Planning for Aging Septic Systems
January 8, 2016 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Aging septic systems are a threat to human health, water quality, and the environment. Athens-Clarke County plunged in to solve the issue with funds from an EPD Grant in conjunction with the Upper Oconee Water Planning Council.
Athens-Clarke County Planning Department Auditorium
120 W. Dougherty Street
Athens, GA 30601
Friday, January 8 from 3:00 – 5:00 PM followed by an optional networking opportunity at Creature Comforts Brewery.
Athens-Clarke County (ACC) has nineteen stream segments listed on the EPD 303(d) list for fecal coliform contamination. Using funds from a 319 Grant, ACC developed a program to address the issue.
The creation of the septic inventory, education campaign, and the water quality monitoring program has successfully helped ACC understand the impacts of failing septic systems and to work on de-listing impaired streams. It also demonstrated the lack of septic system knowledge pushing ACC staff to continue the education efforts through the Clarke County Health Department and ACC Stormwater Program. The Septic System inventory and educational materials will be used as a template for communities throughout the state of Georgia and made available to session participants.
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