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Wastewater Workshops

Septic System SocialThrough a neighborhood gathering, homeowners learn about the options for a well functioning onsite wastewater systems and good maintenance practices for wastewater systems on lakeshores.

Wastewater workshops help homeowners become familiar with septic systems and their maintenance. These events provide an informal opportunity for people who may never have seen a septic system to learn about them. A septic system specialist discusses operation and maintenance of septic systems. Attendees are provided with brochures and other resource materials to take home.

It’s a win-win situation – homeowners can save money and avoid costly emergency repairs while protecting surface water quality with a properly managed system.

To Hold a Wastewater Workshop

If your lake association is interested in holding a wastewater workshop please contact Cristin Ashmankas ( and Alison Marchione (

Resources and Information 

Septic Smart, an on-line print-ready guide developed by the EPA for homeowners 
Homeowners Guide to Onsite Wastewater Systems
Guide to Failed Wastewater Systems
Vermont Regional Offices for Septic System Permits and Information
Vermont Regulations
University of Washington's Septic Sense page

Find a watershed protection group in your vicinity

Watershed Organizations in the Lake Champlain Basin
Vermont Lake Associations
Watersheds United Vermont list of partners


Septic System Social Gathering