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Resources for Homeowners


We can provide referrals for a low-interest loan program to repair failing or substandard septic systems. Please contact us at 360.385.9444 for more information about this program.


 

The online Homeowner Authorization webpage offering Monitoring Inspection training for property owners, is now ACTIVE.  We also offer the training in a classroom format twice a year.  Check the class schedule tab below for the current schedule.

A goal of the program is to provide information about septic system operations, maintenance, and inspections as well as making it easier for the homeowner to complete most monitoring inspections at a more reasonable cost.  The training courses for the program are offered free of charge to the attendees.

Most systems are eligible to participate – conventional gravity, pressure distribution, mounds, and sandfilters.  Some system must be inspected by a certified O&M Specialist or Licensed Designer – Aerobic Treatment Devices, Glendon Biofilters, Drip Irrigation, and other proprietary products.  Contact the Environmental Health Division if you are uncertain about what type of system you have.

  • 1st Verify if your system is eligible for homeowner inspection at the tab below – ‘Authorization Training Materials’
  • 2nd Register on the Homeowner Authorization website
  • 3rd Take the online training, Septics 101 and 201 and take the quizzes OR sign up for a live class
  • 4th Read and acknowledge the Authorized Homeowner Application
  • 5th Pay the $10 Authorization fee.



Training Courses:

  • Septics 101 - Basics of septic system operation and maintenance. This class will be available online and is also offered in a classroom format at least once a year.
     
  • Septics 201 - Step by step inspection of the septic system and reporting the results. This class will be available online and is also offered in a classroom format at least once a year.
     
Class Schedule :
Schedule of Septics 101 and Septics 201 classes Pre-Registration is required. Call (360) 385-9407 to sign up

Tri Area Community Center                        April 12, 2017                         9:30am-2:00pm           
10 West Valley Rd, Chimacum
Quilcene Community Center                      April 18, 2017                          9:30am-2:00pm           
294952 Hwy 101, Quilcene
Tri Area Community Center                        April 27, 2017                          4pm-8:30pm           
10 West Valley Rd, Chimacum

Septics 101:  Basics of septic system operation and maintenance. Learn how your septic system works and how you can protect your investment in this important part of your home.
If your system is eligible and you have completed both the 101 and 201 classes, you can apply for authorization to inspect your septic system.  Quilcene Community Center, 294952 HWY 101, Quilcene
 
 

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