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Septic Sense

Septic Sense was developed to provide landowners access to the information, resources and support that can help them responsibly manage and maintain their septic systems.

What’s New

We are pleased to announce we have received funding from the Alberta Real Estate Foundation to continue the Septic Sense program. In partnership with the Alberta Onsite Wastewater Management Association (AOWMA) we will be offering Septic Sense workshops in late 2017 and early 2018. AOWMA will be coordinating and delivering the workshops and Land Stewardship Centre will continue to work closely with them to support the program with marketing and promotions, resource development (e.g. fact sheets, workshop resources etc.), and promoting the workshop schedule.

Host a Workshop

AOWMA will be coordinating the workshop schedules and delivering the workshops this year. So please contact Sherri Hallett at the AWOMA office at or 780–489-7471 for more details about hosting and to schedule a workshop in your area.

A Bit of History

Following a highly successful pilot program in 2015, with funding support from Alberta Innovates – Energy and Environment Solutions, Land Stewardship Centre (LSC), in partnership with the Alberta Onsite Wastewater Management Association (AOWMA), offered Septic Sense workshops January through March 2017. More than 20 workshops were hosted across the province during this time.

What You Can Expect at a Workshop

Workshop presenters will teach you how to understand, assess and properly manage your septic system, enabling you to protect your investment in your property and the valuable natural assets associated with your land. If you have a septic system on your rural property, you will benefit from attending a workshop.

Septic Sense Resources

Looking for more information about how to care for your septic system? We’re pleased to offer you the following downloadable resources and links.

Did you Know?

  • According to Alberta Municipal Affairs, the average person puts 340 litres of sewage through a private sewage system (septic system) every day.
  • Improperly managed septic systems can potentially have a significant negative effect on the Alberta landscape.
  • Septic system owners are responsible for ensuring their systems operate properly and safely.

Workshop Schedule

Septic Sense Resources


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