A Republican senator who oversees environmental spending said this week he wants to continue efforts to shift properties from septic tanks to sewer systems to try to help protect waterways.

Virtual Series to Educate on Septic, Well Water Systems

The University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS) will host a webinar series to educate Floridians about private wells and septic systems, including routine maintenance and storm preparation.

Nearly 2.6 million septic systems are in operation throughout the state, representing 12% of such systems nationwide, according to the Florida Department of Health.

Yilin Zhuang, UF/IFAS Extension Central District regional specialized agent for water resources, teaches the eight webinars.

Each month’s webinar will explore a different topic for interested homeowners to learn more about their private wells and septic systems.

The monthly webinars are hosted live on Zoom starting Feb. 9 from 2-3 p.m.

A list of dates and topics can be found below:

For more information, visit the Private Well Series webpage, tinyurl.com/UFPrivateWellSepticSeries.

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