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Posted on: September 28, 2022

Upcoming Free Septic Homeowner Trainings

The Whatcom County Health Department is offering free trainings that allow homeowners to perform a required septic evaluation and become eligible for septic system rebates.

 At this free, two-hour workshop, homeowners will:

  • Learn how to maintain your septic system.
  • Learn how to complete a septic system evaluation* and WCHD reporting requirements.
  • Receive contact information for third party specialists.
  • Become eligible for the septic maintenance rebate program to reduce the cost of evaluations by a third-party specialist, tank pumping or select maintenance activities.

If you received a letter from us about your septic system evaluation, we invite you to sign up for this free class. It will help you learn how to avoid a civil penalty in the future.


Sign up for a class:

East Whatcom Regional Resource Center - 8251 Kendall Rd, Maple Falls, WA 98266

  • Wednesday, Oct. 5 at 6-8 p.m.
  • Wednesday, Oct. 19 at 6-8 p.m.
  • Wednesday, Oct. 26 at 6-8 p.m.

Lynden City Hall Annex - 205 4th Street, Lynden, WA 98264

  • Wednesday, Oct. 12 at 6-8 p.m.


To register, visit or call 360-778-6000


Whatcom County code requires that septic systems are evaluated either once a year or once every three years depending on system type. Homeowner education through classes like these are required to meet septic-related rebate requirements. 

*Some system types are not eligible for homeowner self-evaluation. Find out more information at the Whatcom County Septic Maintenance Rebate Program webpage.

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