What is a septic system? Free Webinar
If you are a homeowner, a person looking to escape city life, a real estate professional helping a buyer or seller or a person investigating new career opportunities, the foundation for this week’s webinars and your venturing into the world served by septic systems starts here. The second in the 5-presentation series will examine:
Tuesday September 20, 12:00-1:00pm: Alex Kendrick, Engineer in Training (EIT) Gila County Environmental Engineering Specialist
Title: What is a septic system?
Presentation Description: The residential water cycle, components and functions of an on-site wastewater septic system, the different types of alternative septic systems that are in the state of Arizona will be discussed.
- What is a cesspool?
- What are Arizona’s on-site setbacks and why do they matter?
A quick overview of possible employment opportunities and what will be covered throughout the rest of the septic smart week presentations is also included.
Speaker's Biography: Alex Kendrick graduated from California State University Chico in 2012. Where he majored in Mechanical Engineering. Out of school he headed out to work in the Bakken Oil Fields of North Dakota, after spending a few years with Halliburton as a field engineer, he moved over to Rugby Manufacturing and designed customized work and dump truck beds. He eventually moved home to Arizona and started working as a regulator for Gila County. He currently observes Perk Testing, Sub-surface soil’s analysis, reviews on-site wastewater system designs, and does inspections for the installation of on-site wastewater system in Gila County.
Each year, EPA holds Septic Smart Week with outreach activities to encourage homeowners and communities to care for and maintain their septic systems. Septic Smart Week seeks to inform homeowners on proper septic system care and maintenance, assist local agencies in promoting homeowner education and awareness, and educate local decision makers about infrastructure options to improve and sustain their communities. This webinar is hosted by the Arizona Onsite Water Reclamation Association (AzOWRA) and the University of Arizona Cooperative Extension. Please join us at noon September 19-23, 2022, Monday through Friday, for a 30-minute presentation featuring AzOWRA Septic Professionals, followed by a Q&A session. The Arizona Onsite Water Reclamation Association's mission is to provide value to our membership, rural and suburban property owners, those engaged in the onsite trades, and Arizona residents in general, through education, training, promotion of quality services and advocacy regarding onsite wastewater treatment, reuse and management.