2023 SepticSmart Week September 18-22, 2023
Join us for our annual SepticSmart week! We have planned several events for you to learn more about care and maintenance of your septic!
URI’s Onsite Wastewater Resource Center (OWRC) is proud to participate in 2023 SepticSmart Week! The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s SepticSmart Program designates the third week of September each year as SepticSmart Week to bring attention to the importance of caring for and maintaining septic systems.
Workshop 1: Become a SepticSmart Homeowner! (Online & In-Person)
Equip yourself with the knowledge and tools to protect your family’s health, your wallet and the environment around you. The same workshop will be presented twice, once online, and once in-person.
Tuesday, September 19: 12:30 – 2 PM
Join the Onsite Wastewater Resource Center (OWRC), Resources for Communities and People (RCAP) and the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (RIDEM) staff for a mid-day online workshop on September 19 to learn about septic systems, how they work and how to care for them!
Thursday, September 21: 6 – 7 PM
Kettle Pond Visitor Center (Charlestown, RI)
Join the Onsite Wastewater Resource Center (OWRC) and the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (RIDEM) staff for an in-person evening workshop on September 21 at the Kettle Pond Visitor Center (50 Bend Rd, Charlestown, RI) to learn about septic systems, how they work and how to care for them!Register for the Talk at Kettle Pond Visitor Center here
Workshop 2: Get (even more) SepticSmart! Understanding Nitrogen Reducing Septic Systems (In-Person)
Saturday, September 23: 10 AM – 11 AM
URI’s Onsite Wastewater Demonstration Center Grounds at Peckham Farm (Kingston, RI)
Don’t miss this opportunity to join the OWRC and the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (RIDEM) staff for an in-person morning workshop on September 23 at the OWRC’s demonstration center on the URI Kingston campus to learn all about Nitrogen Reducing Septic Systems!
View full scale models of various nitrogen reducing technologies. Learn more about advanced nitrogen reducing septic system regulatory requirements, how these systems function, and the different types of systems that are available to homeowners. Learn the best questions to ask when considering a specific technology for your property and how to care for your advanced system after it’s been installed.
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