We offer many opportunities to learn about onsite sewage (septic) systems. Here is what some homeowners have said about the program.
"I thought I knew a lot about my septic system and drainfield, but I learned a lot!" - Alan, Whidbey Island
"Continue with the good work." - Frank, Whidbey Island
"Septic 201 was one of the best training I've attended. It's "hands on" approach is perfect with great information" - Dorothy, Camano Island
"Great program - keep it going!" - Bill, Camano Island
"I am going to hire a professional for my first inspection. After that, I'll do it! Great information." - Gordon, Whidbey Island
To become certified to inspect your own Onsite Sewage (Septic) system - you will need to have a conventional gravity or pressure systems, be located outside Penn Cove or South Holmes Harbor and complete both of the following steps:
Provides the basics of owning and operating a system. This class can be viewed on the web or attended in a traditional lecture style. It is also the first requirement for the HOST-HomeOwner Septic Training Program certfying homeowners to inspect their own conventional septic systems.
The final step in the HOST program, this class provides the opportunity for a homeowner to watch a full inspection of a system. Our most popular class, many homeowners attend this class just to become more knowledgable about the inspection requirements before they hire a professional. Others want to become certified to inspect their system themselves. Either way, this "hands on" class provides a great opportunity to ask questions and get expert advice.
As a reminder, only conventional gravity and conventional pressure systems are able to be inspected by homeowners. All other systems require a professional inspection. Conventional pressure systems in the South Holmes Harbor and Penn Cove watersheds require a professional inspection.
Do-It-Yourself Septic System Inspection Field Guides and Checklists:
Complete Field Guidefor Inspections