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Septic 101

Remember, if you  want to become certified to evaluate your own system:  you must complete Septic 101 and Septic 201 and own a Conventional Gravity or Conventional Pump system.  (All other system types require professional evaluation) 

The first step in the HOST program is to complete Septic 101.  You can do this in two ways:  View it online or attend a class.  See below.

1.  View it online

This thirty minute video covers the basics of septic systems.  Using desktop speakers are best to hear the narration.  There is an exam at the end of the presentation.  After completing the exam, you will be able to print a certificate of completion of Septic 101.  The name will be entered into our database automatically for verification.  Then you'll be ready to view the Inspection Tutorial Video and attend Septic 201. 

   If you continue to have problems, contact us and we will try to get it resolved.  Thanks.


2.  Attend a class. 

In partnership with WSU Island County Extension, the class is offered at different locations throughout the county and covers the basics of caring and maintaining your system.

Click on a date below to register.  You will be routed to the new online septic training website to provide some basic information.  Thank you for your interest in Septic 101.


HOST 2014 Class Schedule

                                                 Home Owner Septic Training 


 Date Day Location  Time  101  201  Sign Up 
 1-Feb Saturday   Oak Harbor HS  8:00-4:00pm  101    Sign Up
 17-April Thursday  Little Brown Church  7:00-8:30pm  101    Sign Up
 26-April Saturday  Patmore Park  10am-Noon    201  Sign Up
 2-June   Monday Coupeville Rec Hall  5:30-9:00pm  101  201  Sign Up
 28-June Saturday  Lagoon Point  9am-Noon   101 201  Sign Up
 21-July Monday  Coupeville Rec Hall  5:30-9:00pm  101  201  Sign Up
 8-Sept Monday  4 Springs, Camano  6:00-9:00pm  101  201  Sign Up
 9-Sept  Tuesday  Oak Harbor Library  6:30-8:00pm  101    Sign Up
Whidbey Island
Whidbey Island Septic 101 classes are held (unless otherwise noted) at: 
Coupeville Rec Hall 
901 Northwest Alexander Street
Coupeville, WA 98239

Camano Island

All Camano Island Septic 101 classes are held at:
Camano Island Senior and Community Center
606 Arrowhead Road
Camano Island, WA 98282