Septic systems

first_imgBy Sharon OmahenUniversity of GeorgiaLike hot water and electricity, your home septic system is one ofthose things you may not think about every day. That is, until itstops working. Then it’s all you think about.University of Georgia Cooperative Extension specialist Kent McVaysays an easy way to prevent septic system problems is to haveyour system inspected every few years. Training the state’s installers”Septic system installation used to be as simple as knowing a guywith a backhoe,” McVay said. “Now, installation is much moreprofessional. And the state requires installers to attend whatamounts to one day of training every two years to earn eighthours of continuing education credits.”UGA specialists, engineers, state environmentalists and industryconsultants teach with both classroom and hands-on field trainingin the UGA program.About 4,000 Georgians are employed as installers. Another 400soil scientists and engineers work in the field, McVay said.With 70 percent to 80 percent of new home construction using on-site septic systems, McVay says septic system installation should be regulated because improper installation can severely impact public health.”The soils in Georgia are capable of taking careof this waste,” he said. “But the systems need to be installedcorrectly.”For a list of upcoming trainings, call McVay at (770) 233-5506or email him at kmcvay@uga.edu. Pay now or pay laterIf you haven’t had your home septic system inspected in fiveyears, McVay recommends making an appointment with a septic tankpumper.”You may not want to spent the $200 or $300 for the inspectionand pumping now,” he said, “but it’s a lot cheaper than diggingup your lawn and installing new drain fields because youneglected your system.”McVay recently joined the UGA faculty in Griffin, Ga., asdirector of the university’s wastewater management educationprogram. He teaches proper septic system installation proceduresto installers across the state and at on-site training centers inGriffin and Hazlehurst.Each site demonstrates various types of septic system designs.The sites and the training program are funded by the GeorgiaDepartment of Human Resources, with support from the GeorgiaOnsite Wastewater Association.center_img An ounce of prevention”It’s not a pleasant topic, but it’s something that has to bedealt with,” McVay said. “The easy way to remember it’s time tohave your septic system cleaned is to have it done every electionyear.”To help extend the life of your home septic system, McVay offersthese tips:* Minimize water usage. “Your system can handle only so muchwater at a time,” he said. “Keep that in mind when you’re washingclothes, taking showers and running the dishwasher.”* Don’t use a garbage disposer. “If you’re on a home septicsystem, compost your kitchen scraps,” McVay said. “This canreduce the organic load by as much as 50 percent and help yourhome garden, too.”* Reduce harsh chemical usage. “Don’t use chlorine bleach toclean everything in your home,” he said. “Moderate use is okay,but excessive use kills the useful bacteria that are working tobreak down bacteria in your septic system.”last_img read more

Chelsfield fails to attract bidders

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The Latest: Ravens tell ticket holders no seats this year

first_imgThe Chicago White Sox are giving fans the opportunity to purchase cardboard cutouts of themselves that will be displayed at Guaranteed Rate Field during the team’s season-opening homestand.The cutouts cost $49 and will be available while supplies last. Proceeds will benefit the team’s charitable arm.The White Sox open with a three-game series against the Minnesota Twins starting on July 24.___More AP sports: https://apnews.com/apf-sports and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports Northwestern’s game against Wisconsin scheduled for Nov. 7 at Wrigley Field is being moved on campus to Ryan Field because of uncertainties due to the COVID-19 pandemic.Northwestern announced the decision Wednesday after consulting with the Chicago Cubs, state and local authorities and the Big Ten Conference. Athletic director Jim Phillips cited the possibility of a limited crowd at the famed ballpark even if fans were allowed. He called it “a disappointing conclusion to reach” and said the Wildcats hope to play there again “with a packed house.”In 2010, Northwestern played Illinois in the first college football game at Wrigley Field since 1938. The Wildcats have since played baseball and lacrosse games there.___ The team kept Reyes away from Progressive Field as a precaution after he attended a holiday gathering without wearing a mask. The Indians learned of Reyes’ off-field actions from social media.Manager Terry Francona says Reyes was re-tested for the coronavirus and may now participate in training camp. He is scheduled to take batting practice Wednesday and speak to the media on Thursday.Also, Indians outfielder Delino DeShields Jr., who tested positive for COVID-19, is traveling to Cleveland after he had one negative test. The team says DeShields experience minor symptoms from the virus. He’ll be tested again when he arrives and can rejoin his teammates as long as he doesn’t test positive again.DeShields is in his first season with the Indians, who acquired him in December from Texas in the trade involving ace Corey Kluber.___ Stanford has announced it’s eliminating 11 varsity sports programs after the 2020-21 academic year.Programs affected include men’s and women’s fencing, field hockey, lightweight rowing, men’s rowing, co-ed and women’s sailing, squash, synchronized swimming, men’s volleyball and wrestling. The university is the first Power Five school to cut any sports programs. It also said Wednesday that it’s eliminating the jobs of 20 support staff as part of the realignment. ___Cleveland Indians outfielder Franmil Reyes has been cleared by the team’s medical staff to return to the field after being isolated for attending a party over the July Fourth weekend. Associated Press The Latest: Ravens tell ticket holders no seats this year July 8, 2020 The team says season ticket holders will be offered the same seats in 2021, and money already spent for this season can be used for next year or refunded upon request.Because of the coronavirus pandemic, NFL games this season are expected to be held without fans or in front of a greatly reduced audience.According to an email sent Wednesday by the Ravens to the owners of Personal Seat Licenses, the team speculated that stadium capacity — if fans are allowed — would be fewer than 14,000 seats per game.If fans are permitted to attend, seats would be sold on a game-by-game basis with season ticket holders receiving a priority opportunity to purchase in advance of any public sale.___ Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditThe Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___The Baltimore Ravens have informed season ticket holders that their seats will not available this year.last_img read more

Tipp clubs look to advance in FAI Junior Cup

first_imgClonmel Celtic v Clodaigh Rangers, 12.00pmKilsheelan United v Donohill and District 2.30pmTipperary Town v Cloughjordan, 2.30pmNenagh Celtic v Peake Villa, 2.30pmSt Michael’s v Glengoole United, 2.30pmBansha Celtic v Clonmel Town, 12pmCullen Lattin v Ballymackey FC, 2.30pm The do-or-die set of fixtures get going from midday.These are the matches due to be played this afternoon:FAI Junior Cup 3rd Roundlast_img

FUBA NBL: KU, JKL Lady Dolphins victorious

first_img Tags: Brenda NakitendeEvelyne NakiyinjaFlavia OketchoFUBA NBL 2019Hope GimonoJane AsindeJKL Lady DolphinsKU EaglesMayimuna NamuwayaMUK SparksOur SaviourPeace NakirijjaRuth Modingtop Our Saviour’s Donald Bakara (10) tries to get past two KU players on Wednesday night. (PHOTOS/FUBA)FUBA National Basketball League 2019YMCA Grounds, WandegeyaWednesday, 22-05-2019-Kampala University Eagles 60-50 Our Saviour-JKL Lady Dolphins 109-28 MUK SparksLUOGOGO – Kampala University (KU) Eagles registered their second victory of the 2019 FUBA National Basketball League (NBL) on Wednesday, May 22nd.The University side showed a great deal of resilience as they powered their way to a 60-55 triumph over Our Saviour at the YMCA Courts in Wandegeya.Captain Ahmed Kassa led the way with 19 points, 10 rebounds and two assists and was one of two KU players to register a Double Double on the night. The other was Ralphael Kayondo who helped himself to 13 points and a game high 14 boards.It was not an easy ride for KU as they conceded the first basket on the night en route to trailing 10-14 after the first quarter.Things got worse in the second as KU conceded 16 points whilst scoring just 11 to go into the break disadvantaged at 21-30.It was in the third that the team got going, led by Kassa who contributed 14 points off the bench in that period. At the end of the, Our Saviour had managed a demoralizing three points while KU ran riot, posting 22 at the other end to lead 43-32 going into the final bend.Our Saviour tried to mount a comeback, winning the 4th 22-17 but it was just good to reduce the deficit to just 5 in the end as KU won the contest 60-55.“It is such a pity that we lost in such a fashion, said Our Saviour Guard Davis Assimwe after the game.“We went into the break holding a 9 point lead but we couldn’t get going in the third. They capitalized and were soon out of sight.“Our focus now shifts to the next game and we will try all we can to get the points.Assimwe top scored for Our Saviour on the night with 19 points. Donald Bakara was the other who managed double figures with 16.For KU, they had three players posting double figures in terms of points. Kassa (19), Kayondo (13) and Stephen Oryem (10).Both teams return to action on Sunday, May 26th, with KU taking on Falcons while Our Saviour locks horns with defending champions City Oilers.In the other day’s game, JKL Lady Dolphins continued their perfect start to the season, demolishing MUK Sparks 109-28.The Lady Dolphins who have now won all their first 8 games cruised to victory, winning all quarters (31-06), (29-07), (21-04) and 29-9 respectively.Substitue Jane Asinde led the way in terms of scoring with 19 points. She had 7 of her teammates join her in double figures with Peace Nakirijja, Flavia Oketcho, Hope Gimono, Brenda Nakitende, Mayimuna Namuwaya and Evelyne Nakiyinja all surpursing the 10 point mark.JKL’s Evelyn Nakiyingi (11) managed 11 points against MUK Sparks on Wednesday.For MUK, Ruth Moding top scored for them with only 9 points on the night.The result means JKL are still top of the standings with a 100% record having won all their 8 games so far while MUK are rock bottom with 8 loses in as many games.In their next fixtures, MUK takes on UCU Lady Canons on June 3rd, four days before JKL are away to KCCA Leopards.Comments last_img read more