The University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS) will host a webinar series to educate Floridians about private wells and septic systems, including routine maintenance and storm preparation.

Nearly 2.6 million septic systems are in operation throughout the state, representing 12% of such systems nationwide, according to the Florida Department of Health.

Yilin Zhuang, UF/IFAS Extension Central District regional specialized agent for water resources, teaches the eight webinars. Each month’s webinar will explore a different topic for interested homeowners to learn more about their private wells and septic systems.

The monthly webinars are hosted live on Zoom from 2-3 p.m.

A list of dates and topics can be found below:

- March 9: What is Hard Water?

Registration: http://bit.ly/395Odd3

- April 6: Lead in Drinking Water

Registration: http://bit.ly/38lTs9w

- May 11: Septic Systems 101

Registration: http://bit.ly/2LovIs8

- June 8: Advanced Septic Systems

Registration: http://bit.ly/2L5mscw

- July 13: Private Well Care Before and After A Storm

Registration: http://bit.ly/2XdzOGc

- Aug. 10: Septic System Care Before and After A Storm

Registration: http://bit.ly/3be7aNn

- Sept. 21: Common Home Water Treatment Systems

Registration: http://bit.ly/2MGLkIb

For more information, visit the Private Well Series webpage, tinyurl.com/UFPrivateWellSepticSeries .