Saturday, February 17, 2018

Louisiana workshops to focus on home sewage treatment systems

The Louisiana Rural Water Association (LRWA) has introduced a public education and awareness campaign centered on proper operation and maintenance of individual home sewage treatment systems, the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality (LDEQ) said in a news release.

“The Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality encourages residents with home sewage treatment systems to attend a workshop on maintaining those systems,” the agency said in the release. “Properly operating systems are vital to improving and/or maintaining water quality in our rivers, bayous, streams and lakes.”

Homeowner Sewer Operation and Maintenance Workshops are free to attend and will focus on “proper operation and maintenance of home sewage treatment systems, the importance of routine inspections and how to identify repairs needed on individual systems,” LDEQ said.

LRWA said it received funding from the U.S. EPA and assistance from Louisiana Department of Health and the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality to make the workshops possible.

LDEQ said the workshops will be held Feb. 8, from 2 to 4 p.m. at St. Tammany Parish Government Building Council Chambers, 21454 Koop Drive, Mandeville; and Feb. 9, from 5 to 7 p.m. at Towers Building, 520 Old Spanish Trail, Slidell.

Hands-on inspection demonstrations are slated for Feb. 9, from 1 to 2:30 p.m. or 2:30 to 4 p.m. at Bayou Liberty Water Association Office, 34578 La. 433, Slidell.

Those who wish to attend should pre-register at: For more information, the LRWA can be contacted at 1-800-256-2591.

LDEQ said that for the steps on how to get your parish scheduled for a workshop, contact Jesse Means at

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