Septics, Wells and Shoreline Ecology Workshop

Septics, Wells and Shoreline Ecology

This free workshop will help you keep your septic system and well in good, functioning condition, and introduce you to the important role that shorelines have in our environment.

As part of the workshop, we will use the “Rural Landowner Stewardship Guide for the Lake Scugog Watershed,” which will be provided at no cost. The guide is easy to understand, and contains hands on worksheets which can help you assess your septic system, well and shoreline.

Thursday, October 13
6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Seagrave Club House 
53 Coryell Street, Seagrave

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Register today, as space is limited to only 15 people!

Click here to Register Online 

or Call: 705.328.2271 ext. 216

Specific topics we will cover include the following:

Septic Systems:

  • Common types of septic systems and how they work
  • Assessing the efficiency and function of your septic system
  • Ways to keep your septic system working properly
  • How to identify problems and what to do if you find one


  • How often to test the water from your well
  • Identifying where your well is in relationship to potential sources of drinking water contamination (such as septic beds)
  • How to identify problems with your well
  • How to protect your well and ensure good water quality for years to come
  • Why it’s important to close old, unused wells, and how to do it safely

Shoreline Ecology:

  • How shorelines are part of the water cycle
  • How a natural buffer can help improve water quality along your shoreline, and contribute to the overall health of your lake or river


  • Janelle Andrews, Well Aware Program Coordinator
  • Dave Pridham, Kawartha Conservation Manager of Environmental and Technical Services

This workshop is hosted by Scugog Connections, Victoria Stewardship Council, and Kawartha Conservation.


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