Alternative Onsite Septic System Forum

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Location:                  John Barton Payne Building, Warrenton, VA

Cost:                           Free

Contact Info:           jbolthouse@pecva.org

Website:                    www.pecva.org/index.php/events/alternative-onsite-septic-forum

Description:            Alternative septic systems are increasingly being used for new development in areas with limiting factors that necessitate alternatives to the conventional septic drain fields. However, many residents move into these new homes without knowing that their system has strict maintenance requirements that need to be met to ensure that it does not become a risk to them, their neighbors, or the environment.

The purpose of the forum is to provide rural residents, local representatives, and other interested parties with information about alternative onsite septic systems. There will be four presentations covering basic information about these systems, the benefits of these alternative systems, the risks involved with these systems, the regulations currently in place in Virginia, and discussions in the General Assembly about changing these regulations.