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Care and Mainenance of Residential Septic Systems

University of Wisconsin-Extension Publication B3583

  • Diagram of residential septic system
  • How septic systems work
  • Maintenance and Pumping
  • Sludge and scum build-up
  • Non-degradable materials
  • Waste water volume
  • Bacteria
  • Additives
  • Drainfield
  • Warning signs

2015 is the 20th Anniversary of LakeLines!

The 2015 Spring/Summer LakeLines newsletter contains articles about:

  • Rain Gardens
  • Burnett County Lakes and Rivers Association
  • Wisconsin’s Lake Courtesy Code
  • Care and Maintenance of Residential Septic Systems
  • Rusty Crayfish
  • Northwest Lakes Conference
  • Largemouth Bass in Burnett County
  • Wisconsin Fishing


Fall/Winter 2014 LakeLines

The 2014 fall/winter edition of LakeLines contains the following articles:

  • Eating Invasives
  • Shallow Waters Run Deep
  • Adopt-A-Lake Program in Phelps School District
  • Lake Policy News Straight to Your Inbox
  • Sharing the Lake with Our Feathered Anglers
  • Fathead Minnow Control of Mosquitoes
  • Wetland Critters for Kids – The Beaver
  • Message from the President

Forest Fast Breaks Videos

Forest Fast Breaks are concise, engaging animated YouTube shorts that simplify complex forestry topics. The videos highlight forest ecology, sustainable forest management practices, and the environmental benefits of utilizing wood in consumer products and as a building material. Videos are suitable for third grade through adult learners.

Forest Fast Breaks

2013 Plat Books Now Available.

A new feature for the 2013 atlas and plat book is aerial photos for each township.  All profits go towards supporting 4H youth programs.  Plat books can be purchased at the UWEX office at the Burnett County Government Center for $32 (includes tax).  Plat Books can also be purchased via mail for $38 (includes tax, shipping, and handling).  Please write your check to “University of Wisconsin Extension” and mail it to:  Plat Book, 7410 County Road K #107, Siren, WI 54872.  Private vendors that also will be selling 2013 plat books include:  Big Mike’s (Siren), Log Cabin Store (Danbury), Burnett Dairy (Alpha), Burnett County Sentinel (Grantsburg), Inter-County Leader (Frederic), and the Bear Paw (Rice Lake).  For tax exempt information, contact the University of Wisconsin Extension office at 715-349-2151.