Virtual series to educate on septic, well water systems

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The University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS) will host a webinar series to educate Floridians about private wells and septic systems, including routine maintenance and storm preparation.

Nearly 2.6 million septic systems are in operation throughout the state, representing 12% of such systems nationwide, according to the Florida Department of Health.

Yilin Zhuang, UF/IFAS Extension Central District regional specialized agent for water resources, teaches the eight webinars. Each month’s webinar will explore a different topic for interested homeowners to learn more about their private wells and septic systems.

The monthly webinars are hosted live on Zoom began Feb. 9 from 2-3 p.m.

A list of dates and topics can be found below:

• March 9: What is Hard Water?
Registration: bit.ly/395Odd3

• April 6: Lead in Drinking Water
Registration: bit.ly/38lTs9w

• May 11: Septic Systems 101
Registration: bit.ly/2LovIs8

• June 8: Advanced Septic Systems
Registration: bit.ly/2L5mscw

• July 13: Private Well Care Before and After A Storm
Registration: bit.ly/2XdzOGc

• Aug. 10: Septic System Care Before and After A Storm
Registration: bit.ly/3be7aNn

• Sept. 21: Common Home Water Treatment Systems
Registration: bit.ly/2MGLkIb

For more information, visit the Private Well Series webpage, tinyurl.com/UFPrivateWellSepticSeries.

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