Learn about keeping your septic system in healthy shape

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LISBON, Ohio – The Columbiana County Health Department will be offering information on new and existing septic systems at a county-wide Home and Outdoor Day.

“Celebrate Summer in Columbiana County” will be held at the Commercial Building at the Columbiana County Fairgrounds in Lisbon April 21 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The event will highlight the value of maintaining clean streams and natural areas for the health and enjoyment of county residents and offer information on resources available in the county to help keep our county streams clean.

Many county residents live outside of city service areas, and must rely on individual wells and wastewater treatment systems.

During the event, Health Department personnel will offer assistance in learning how to recognize a failing system or obtain information about a new site, show how a residential wastewater treatment system actually works, illustrate some new systems being reviewed in the county, and discuss possible funding sources.

The Upper Mahoning River Watershed Protection Project has a few applications still available for septic system repairs in Knox and Butler Townships, and other programs exist throughout the county.

Information on the county regulations for installing a new septic system will also be available. The new regulations require a formal soil evaluation process before a permit to install is issued by the Health Department.

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