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News Bureau
22 Davis Hall, 10 Lippitt Road, Kingston, RI 0288
Phone: 401-874-2116 Fax: 401-874-7872

URI hosts septic system seminar Oct. 2
Training program helps town officials
understand wastewater issues

KINGSTON, R.I. -- September 22, 2000 -- The University of Rhode Island Cooperative Extension is sponsoring a workshop about the operation and maintenance of septic systems on Monday, Oct. 2 from 3 to 6 p.m. The workshop will be held at the URI On-Site Wastewater Training Center at Peckham Farm on Route 138 in Kingston.

Designed for town officials and other interested citizens in communities establishing wastewater management programs, the workshop will provide an overview of conventional and advanced treatment systems and related issues. Among the topics to be covered are: low-cost improvements to conventional systems, extending system life, drainfield options, alternative systems, and maintenance requirements.

The workshop leader will be David Dow, manger of the On-site Wastewater Training Center.

Cost of the program is $15 and includes handouts, instruction and refreshments. For more information or to register for the program, contact Lorraine Joubert at 874-2138 or email her at Joubert can also provide information about other wastewater workshops and tours for local residents that are scheduled this fall.

For Information: Lorraine Joubert 874-2138, Todd McLeish 874-7892


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