UPCOMING EVENTS

  

SEPTEMBER

  

  

  

  

1st

Steuben County Lakes Council Monthly Meeting

8:30 am  

  

  

  

5th

Digging Deeper Workshop

Mike Werling Farm in Decatur, IN

8:00 am

  

  

  

6th

One Farm at a Time, One Field at a Time

Tri-State Technical Training Field Day

9:00 am

  

  

  

7th

Bank on your Roots     2255 W Union St.     Ligonier, IN 

10:00am

  

  

  

11th

Steuben County Life Classes begin

6:00 pm

  

  

  

12th

NRCS Local Working Group

1220 N 200 W, Suite L Angola, IN

6:30 pm

  

  

  

12th

Steuben County SWCD  Board Meeting

1220 N 200 W, Suite L Angola, IN

7:00 pm

  

  

  

18th

Steuben County Life Class

6:00 pm

  

  

  

25th

Steuben County Life Class

6:00 pm

  

  

  

  

For information on any programs, contact us at (260) 665-3211 ext:3

  

  

  

  

The Steuben County SWCD would like to remind all citizens to maintain their septic systems as part of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) SepticSmart Week, September 17 - 21, 2018, a national observance designed to educate homeowners and communities about the importance of caring for septic systems.

  

According to the EPA, more than 1 in 5 households in the U.S. depend on septic systems to treat their wastewater.  Nearly 39% of Hoosiers use septic systems to treat wastewater from their homes and businesses.  About 15,000 septic systems are installed and about 6,000 are repaired in Indiana each year.  Proper maintenance of these systems is a critical part of protecting public health.

  

Homeowners with septic systems are urged to follow these tips:

  • Have systems inspected every 3 years by a licensed contractor and have tanks pumped every 3 to 5 years, or more frequently if necessary.
  • AVOID pouring fats, grease and solids down the drain.
  • DO NOT flush hazardous chemicals such as gasoline, oil, antifreeze or paint, which can stop the biological breakdown of waste.
  • Monitor water use and spread out laundry and dishwasher loads throughout the day.  Too much water at once can overload a system.
  • NEVER park or drive on a system's absorption field where the vehicle's weight could damage buried pipes or disrupt underground flow.
  • DO NOT plant trees or bushes near drain fields.

September 11 -October 16, 2018

The Steuben County SWCD & the Steuben County Lakes Council will again offer our popular Steuben County Life Classes.

The class is full; however, if you have an interest in attending contact the SWCD. We will add your name to our waiting list and can contact you if an opening becomes available.

2017 Steuben Count Life Class - Dewey Powers 2-Stage Ditch Tour

2017 Steuben County Life - Dewey Powers 2-stage Ditch Tour

 The Western Lake Erie Basin (WLEB) is one of our nation’s most significant collections of inland rivers and streams. The WLEB covers over 7 million acres and it encompasses most of northwest Ohio, as well as portions of northeast Indiana, and southeast Michigan. WLEB information can be obtained through the WLEB website provided.

Northeast Indiana Solid Waste Management District hours of operation and District Facilities

  

http://niswmd.org

  

STEUBEN COUNTY SOIL & WATER CONSERVATION DISTRICT 

Current Information