If your home or business uses a septic system, you need to know how to use and maintain it properly to prevent sewage from backing up into your house and contaminating groundwater, including your water well. This publication explains how to extend the life of your system, protect your well water and cut maintenance costs. (8 pages)
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This publication explains how to inspect a home aerobic treatment unit, disinfection unit, and spray field in order to complete reports Texas.
Citrus is an important crop in the Lower Rio Grande Valley, but reduced water supplies in the area mean irrigation must be used.
An aerobic septic system, or aerobic treatment unit (ATU), uses oxygen to breakdown both dissolved and solid constituents into gases, cell mass, and non-degradable material contained in wastewater. This online course will teach you how to properly maintain and operate your ATU. You will have 30 days from the day you register to complete this program. If you do not complete the program within this limit, your registration will expire, and you will need to pay the registration fees again to start over.
The Texas Watershed Steward (TWS) online program is a statewide educational program designed to improve the quality of Texas’ water resources by educating and informing local stakeholders about their watershed, potential impairments, and steps that can be taken to help improve and protect water quality in their watershed.