Do you know:
- How a septic system works? Why a septic system is needed?
- How to find your system? How to take care of it?
- Why you have to take care of your system?
- What are the different types of septic systems?
- What determines which one you get?
- Why you might not be able to keep the kind you´ve had for years?
- How come your neighbor has a different one?
- How much it will cost?
These classes are designed for people who:
- currently have onsite septic systems
- think they might have an onsite septic system one day
- are just curious about onsite septic systems
- Plan to complete Septics 201 DIY homeowner training class online and wish to meet the pre-requisite requirement
Each in-person class is a two hour overview of how septic systems work, and how to monitor and maintain them. In-person classes feature Environmental Health staff and local onsite professionals. Alternatively, the Septics 101 video is now also available online at the OSS Homowners Education web page provided by the Washington State Dept. of Health (see blue box below).
Please see class schedule for location details.
Septics 101 Classes
Thank you for your interest in the Clallam County 'Septics 101' class! It’s an enjoyable and helpful class about how septic systems work, and continues to be popular, so classes fill quickly. Please stay tuned to this website for updated information about all class availability.
Remember: Septics 101 is NOT the training for inspecting your septic system, it is just an informational pre-requisite. There is no test or certificate of completion offered for the Septics 101 class so we request for their own safety that homeowners wishing to continue with Septics 201 certification program use the honor system and watch the Septics 101 video first. Those Septics 201 'Do-It-Yourself' Homeowner Training classes are mainly offered online.
Please be aware that even though the law requiring regular septic system inspections is already in effect, Clallam County Environmental Health believes there must be adequate notification and educational programs in place for this program to succeed. We will continue to work on providing training to homeowners and will give ample notice about when active enforcement of the inspection requirements will occur.
Septics 101 Videos Online through the Dept. of Health Website!
Updated Septics 101 OSS education videos and resource materials are now available on the DOH OSS Homeowner Education web page! Septics 101 education is a pre-requisite for the DIY Septics 201 'Do-It-Yourself' Homeowner inspection training program. In-person Septics 101 classes will continue to be offered but are limited to available funding. Please watch for future announcements of additional online training opportunities.
Directions to In-Person Classes
For those classes held at Dungeness Audubon Center: (see map) From Hwy 101, take River Rd exit, follow north to Washington Rd and take a right. Take the next left at Priest Rd, follow that to Hendrickson Rd, take a left on Hendrickson to Railroad Bridge Park (at the end of the road). The Dungeness Audbon Center's address is 2151 West Hendrickson Rd, Sequim, phone number 360-681-4076. Please park in the designated parking area near the entrance to the park. For night classes in fall and winter you may want to bring a flashlight and umbrella since the path to the Center is not covered or well lighted.
Register for in-person Septics 101 Class
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