Two Combined Sessions
POWTS- Protection of Surface and Groundwater AND Septic Systems 101
Speaker: Mark Finger
Private onsite wastewater treatment systems (POWTS) are a water treatment/dispersal and water recycling process for wastewaters discharged from residential and public facilities.
Based upon years of onsite wastewater treatment research in Wisconsin as well as other states and globally, uniform standards and criteria for design, installation, inspection and management of POWTS have been codified. The Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services regulates the POWTS program.
The presentation will review wastewater streams, treatment/dispersal, and regional and statewide options related to POWTS in the protection of surface and groundwater.
Septic Systems 101
Speaker: Scott Provost
Wondering what septic systems may be doing to your lake or river? We’ll talk about what, where, why and how the different type of septic systems work, and how they can impact surface and ground water, even your drinking water. We also talk about what roles lake and river associations, have with management and how townships and counties regulate the use of septic systems.