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 starting Feb. 9 from 2-3 p.m.
A list of dates and topics can be found below:
- Feb. 9: Private Well 101
- March 9: What is Hard Water?
- April 6: Lead in Drinking Water
- May 11: Septic Systems 101
- June 8: Advanced Septic Systems
- July 13: Private Well Care Before and After A Storm
- Aug. 10: Septic System Care Before and After A Storm
- Sept. 21: Common Home Water Treatment Systems
For more information, visit the Private Well Series webpage, tinyurl.com/UFPrivateWellSepticSeries.
The mission of the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS) is to develop knowledge relevant to agricultural, human and natural resources and to make that knowledge available to sustain and enhance the quality of human life. With more than a dozen research facilities, 67 county Extension offices, and award-winning students and faculty in the UF College of Agricultural and Life Sciences, UF/IFAS brings science-based solutions to the state’s agricultural and natural resources industries, and all Florida residents.
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