CHESTERVILLE — The Franklin County Soil & Water Conservation District will hold a septic system installation workshop from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday, March 6, at the Town Office, 409 Dutch Gap Road.

Presenters are Glenn Angell, retired state site evaluator, and Dave Rocque, state soil scientist.

The workshop is designed for contractors, local plumbing inspectors and site evaluators. The training qualifies for continuing education credits for site evaluators, licensed plumbing inspectors, inspectors and contractors (for both septic system installation and soil erosion & sediment control.

Upon completion of the course, participants will receive a certificate of attendance. For contractors, the workshop qualifies as the course required for voluntary certification. Certification is contingent upon satisfactory inspection of two septic systems by a licensed plumbing inspector after completion of the course.

Topics include: Revisions to Subsurface Waste Water Disposal rules, erosion/sediment control, what causes failures and how to avoid them, inspections, the interchangeability of disposal field devices, installer liability, reading and understanding the HHE-200 Form.

Also covered will be: how water moves into and through the soil, septic system hydrology, fill extension retaining walls, backfill specifications and history, installing septic system force mains through wetlands, force main stream crossings, septic system related well contamination case studies, Natural Resources Protection Act and Mandatory Shoreland Zoning issues.

Registration fee by Feb. 22 is $80; after that it’s $95.