Open Houses Offer Chance to Discuss Sewer, Septic Options for Small Communities
Posted: 01/05/2012
DES MOINES — Iowans in small communities without proper wastewater treatment can stop by one of six upcoming open houses to learn more about sewer and septic system options.

The open houses will offer information on types of sewer and septic systems, funding opportunities, and proposed rules concerning wastewater systems and disadvantaged communities.

The sessions are jointly hosted by the Iowa League of Cities, the Iowa Rural Water Association, the Iowa Association of Municipal Utilities, the Iowa State Association of Counties and the Iowa Department of Natural Resources. Staff from these organizations, as well as from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Iowa Economic Development Authority and Iowa Finance Authority, will be available at the open houses.

There will not be any formal presentations, but staff will be available to answer questions from 5 to 7 p.m. at the following locations:
Northeast Iowa: Manchester, Jan. 10, Manchester Public Library, 304 N. Franklin St.
Southeast Iowa: Ainsworth, Jan. 12, Conservation Education Center, 2943 Highway 92
Northwest Iowa: Spencer, Jan. 17, Faith Lutheran Church, 2912 Highway Boulevard
Southwest Iowa: Council Bluffs, Jan 19, Bass Pro Shops- Green Room, 2901 Bass Pro Dr.
South central Iowa: Des Moines, Jan 25, Wallace State Office Building atrium, 502 E. Ninth St.
North central Iowa: Mason City, Jan. 26, Lime Creek Nature Center, 3501 Lime Creek Road