SERCAP joined forces with Tri-County Community Action Agency, in Virginia, and hosted community workshops. These workshops were designed to educate and support individuals with failing septic systems or no treatment systems at all, to improve the water quality in this impaired waterway. In total, this workshop served 75 unique residences. This is a great example of how our team supports communities and individuals with our water, wastewater and community development services.
Throughout this one year project, we presented the basics of septic system operation, how to maintain their systems and do’s and don’ts of what to put in a home septic system. SERCAP also provided information about loan and grant programs. We educated homeowners about available funds that can be accessed to assist in the costs of system installation and repairs not covered under the Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) grant program.
This training and education positively impacted both the environmental health of the area and the health of the residents themselves, as more residents are now equipped to properly own and operate use of proper septic systems. Proper use of septic systems will decrease the pollution of the local groundwater with the additional positive impact of making tap water cleaner.
Another great outcome of this year-long endeavor, was the way it supported strengthening the local economy. Local contractors were hired to complete the construction portions of these projects.
We were honored to come alongside the Tri-County Community Action Agency to support the betterment of their community through improvements to wastewater systems.