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Septic Social

Posted May 06, 2013, at 8:49 a.m.

It’s National Drinking Water Week! This is a time that water districts invite the public to help celebrate the work that we do throughout the year. We take very seriously our mission to provide clean, safe drinking water for public health, and for fire protection.

Lake Auburn-area residents are invited to a unique event to close out Drinking Water Week. The Lake Auburn Watershed Protection Commission and Androscoggin Soil and Water Conservation District have booked a “Septic Social” for Friday, May 10, from 8:30-12:30 to be held at the Volunteer Lake Monitoring Program headquarters. Yes, we will focus on septic tanks, systems, toilets, and other usually unmentionable topics! We will teach people about that mysterious underground system at the end of their household drainpipes and we’ll provide assistance to Lake Auburn watershed residents needing maintenance.

Our local septic services company has noticed that people are deferring maintenance of their systems- probably due to the economy- and we know that failing systems can add contaminants to the lake. We’re hoping to prevent additional problems in the lake, and we know that area residents can help do their part.

The event is free, but registration is required- for more information contact lrichard@awsd.org

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