Cost Sharing for Septic Upgrades

Thu, May 22nd 2008, 10:18. Filed under News Releases.

Pittsburgh, PA – May 21, 2008 –The Western Pennsylvania Conservancy (WPC) will host a workshop on proper on-lot septic system operation and maintenance on Tuesday, June 10, for residents living in the Morrisons Cove region of Bedford and Blair counties. Additionally, WPC is offering to share the costs up to $2,500 for septic system upgrades to those in attendance. Attendees will also be eligible for a free dye test or inspection of their septic systems.

The workshop will take place from 6:30 to 9 p.m. at The Park at Morrisons Cove in Martinsburg, Pa. Light refreshments will be provided. Registration is required.

Although a septic system is a very simple and inexpensive way to treat wastewater, it must be maintained to be long lasting and trouble-free. The majority of the homes with septic systems also have on-lot wells for drinking water. Neglecting the maintenance and operation of a septic system can lead to premature failure, contamination of area drinking water wells, and the transmission of waterborne diseases.

The project is funded, in part, by the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation.

For more information, or to register, please contact Jennifer Bennett at the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy Watershed Conservation Program at (724) 459-0953 ext. 109 or

About the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy
To date, the Conservancy has protected nearly 225,000 acres of natural lands in Pennsylvania. Now in its 76th year, Pennsylvania’s first conservancy continues to partner with grassroots organizations to protect land, restore watersheds and save natural habitats.

The Western Pennsylvania Conservancy (WPC) preserves Frank Lloyd Wright’s Fallingwater®, which was designed in 1935 and entrusted to the Conservancy in 1963 by Edgar Kaufmann jr. A symbol of living in harmony with nature, Fallingwater is open to the public and offers a wide variety of educational programs to its more than 135,000 annual visitors.

Each year, WPC plants and maintains community gardens and greening projects throughout Western Pennsylvania. In 2007, WPC partnered with more than 5,300 volunteers and dozens of community organizations to plant 140 gardens in 19 western Pennsylvania counties.

The Western Pennsylvania Conservancy is a nonprofit, tax-exempt charitable organization under Section 501(c)(3)
of the Internal Revenue Code, and 100% of your donation is tax-deductable as allowed by law.