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Free Workshop at Lake Tapps Teaches Proper Septic Care

TACOMA, Wash.–A healthy septic system makes a healthy environment. Residents can learn the importance of proper septic system care at a free workshop focused on saving you money and keeping our waterways—like Lake Tapps—free from sewage.

The TappsWise Septic System Workshop is Oct. 8, 6-8 p.m., at Island Lodge, 20818 Island Parkway E., Lake Tapps. Residents can learn septic system basics, troubleshooting tips, and the importance of septic maintenance and required routine inspections. Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department and Cascade Water Alliance will present the workshop as part of a partnership to improve water quality in Lake Tapps.

“The cheapest septic system you’ll ever own is the one you have now,” said Leigh McIntire, Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department program manager. “When you take good care of your system through regular maintenance and inspections, you avoid costly repairs or replacement,” he said.

Benefits of proper septic care extend beyond your backyard.
Puget Sound has many waterways where people live, learn, work, and play. Failing septic systems produce sewage that contaminates the environment. Healthy systems protect lakes—like Lake Tapps—rivers, and beaches from sewage.

Septic industry representatives—including FloHawks and A Advanced Septic Services—will give presentations at the workshop. The Health Department—in coordination with Cascade Water Alliance—will offer up to $450 discounts on septic services to homeowners who qualify. People who attend can get copies of your system records and enter a raffle for free septic services.

Attend the free workshop.
Reserve your spot for the workshop. Questions? Contact Tina Friedrich at or (253) 798-4715. Learn more about our TappsWise program and septic system program.

About Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department: Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department’s mission is to protect and improve the health of all people and places in Pierce County. As part of our mission, the Health Department tackles known and emerging health risks through policy, programs and treatment to protect public health. We are one of only 220 accredited health departments in the country and among six in the state to have met or exceeded the Public Health Accreditation Board’s quality standards. Learn more at

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