Septic Sense Workshop

The Septic Sense Workshop is being hosted at the Gunn Community Hall on February 9. If you have a septic system on your rural property, you’ll benefit from attending this workshop. Presenters will teach you how to understand, assess and properly manage your septic system, enabling you to protect your investment in your property and the valuable natural assets associated with your land.

Did you know the average person puts 340 litres of sewage through a private sewage system (septic system) every day? For a family of four living in a two-bedroom house, that amounts to 1,360 litres per day and just under half a million litres per year! Improperly managed septic systems have the potential to have a significant negative effect on the Alberta landscape.

Rural property owners are responsible for ensuring their systems operate properly and safely. If you have a septic system on your rural property, you will benefit from attending this workshop. Presenters will teach you how to understand, assess and properly manage your septic system, enabling you to protect your investment in your property and the valuable natural assets associated with your land.

During the presentation we will cover:

  • What a septic system is and how it works
  • Regulations
  • Design and installation
  • Appropriate use of your septic system
  • Maintaining your septic system
  • Troubleshooting

Learn what you can do to properly manage and maintain your septic system. Attend the Septic Sense workshop on Thursday, February 9, 2017, hosted and presented by Lac Ste. Anne County, with technical expertise provided by the Alberta Onsite Wastewater Management Association (AOWMA) and program coordination by Land Stewardship Centre (LSC). The evening includes resource packages for participants plus refreshments and light snacks. Pre-registration is required, $5.00/person.

This workshop is intended for all landowners with septic systems, from large farm properties to smaller acreages. Information specific to Lac Ste. Anne County will be available at the session.

Sign Up Today

For more information about or to register for this upcoming workshop please contact Conservation Coordinator Lorraine Taylor toll-free at 1.866.880.5722 or via email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. $5.00 registration fee includes snacks and refreshments.


Backgrounder

Alberta’s rural landscape is changing. 2011 census data shows that rural residential landowners represent 14% of Alberta’s population. According to Alberta Municipal Affairs, the average person puts 340 litres of sewage through a private sewage system (septic system) every day. For a family of four living in a two-bedroom house, that amounts to 1,360 litres per day and just under half a million litres per year. The decisions of those rural landowners about how to manage and maintain their septic systems have the potential to have a significant cumulative effect on the Alberta landscape.

Owners of these septic systems are responsible for ensuring their systems operate properly and safely. Increasingly, rural landowners are searching for relevant information on how to best manage their properties in a way that protects their investment and protects the environment. Unfortunately, landowners in Alberta have not always had access to the information, resources and support that can help them responsibly manage their systems.

In early 2015, Land Stewardship Centre (LSC), in partnership with Alberta Onsite Wastewater Management Association (AOWMA) launched Septic Sense: Solutions for Rural Living, an onsite wastewater system education and outreach pilot program for landowners in Alberta. LSC and AOWMA have engaged technical experts and representatives from government, municipalities and industry to provide expertise and oversight to the development of the pilot program.

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About the County

Lac Ste. Anne County is a governing body in central Alberta, Canada. Its administrative office is located at 56521, Range Road 65, Lac Ste. Anne County, near the Hamlet of Sangudo — about an hour's drive west of Edmonton. Founded in 1944, Lac Ste. Anne County's namesake comes from its largest and most historically significant body of water, Lac Ste. Anne. // MORE

Contact Information

  Box 219, Sangudo AB T0E 2A0
 lsac (@) lsac.ca
 1-866-880-5722
 (780) 785-3411
 (780) 785-2359