County Onsite Wastewater Regulations Informational Meeting

The County has released for public review and comment several documents for the Onsite Wastewater Local Agency Management Program (LAMP).  The Division of Environmental Health will hold an informational meeting at Trinidad Town Hall on Tuesday January 26  at 6:00 p.m. to answer questions about the draft documents. The news release is available here. The draft documents and additional information about the LAMP  is available at the DEH Land-Use webpage.

OWTS , Oh My!

Two meetings in two days about Onsite Wastewater Treatment Systems (OWTS) at Trinidad Town Hall that you might want to attend.  At the Trinidad Bay Watershed Council meeting 6:30 p.m. on Monday, there will be a presentation and discussion about a program to assist homeowners with failing septic systems in the Parker , lower Luffenholtz and Joland Creeks.  Even if you’re not in the priority areas, there will be information about strategies to finance upgrades for your system.

Then on Tuesday the 26th, the County will be presenting their draft Onsite Wastewater Local Agency Management Plan. Please see the County Meeting notice for more information about that 6:00 p.m. meeting.  The County will be accepting input about the draft regulation for OWTS in unincorporated areas of Humboldt County.

The City of Trinidad already has an OWTS Operating Permit system in place requiring regular inspections and maintenance of systems. With similar requirements for septic systems in Westhaven, we can look forward to cleaner beaches and better water quality in the creeks.  Be proactive and make sure your system is operating properly.  Join your neighbors at one or both meetings.  Eradicate beach postings for bacterial contamination!

County Septic System Draft Regulations Released

Bacterial contamination at Trinidad-Westhaven beaches may be partly due to failing septic systems, so maintaining your septic system is a must! The County has released for public review and comment several documents for the Onsite Wastewater Local Agency Management Program (LAMP).  The Division of Environmental Health will hold an informational meeting at Trinidad Town Hall on Tuesday January 26  at 6:00 p.m. to answer questions about the draft documents.  The news release is available here. The draft documents and additional information about the LAMP  is available at the DEH Land-Use webpage.   Also, information about funding assistance for repair or replacement of failing OWTS is available on the Watershed Projects page under Trinidad Westhaven Coastal Water Quality Program – OWTS Emphasis. Septic Systems are also known as Onsite Wastewater Treatment Systems or OWTS.