Each year, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) holds SepticSmart Week, an annual event centered around outreach activities to educate and encourage homeowners and communities to care for and maintain their septic systems.
Septic Week 2020 will be held September 14-18 this year. For updates on activities and additional information from the EPA, visit: www.epa/gov/septic/septicsmart-week.
Across the country, local environmental groups, health departments, and governments face challenges posed by improperly maintained and failing septic systems. EPA assists these local groups in promoting homeowner education and awareness. EPA has developed materials targeting homeowners you can download for FREE. For more information and to download available materials, go to:
Educational Fact Sheets
A quick and easy guide on how to care for your septic system is provided in diagram
Provides 10 important tips for a septic system owner to follow to keep their system
working efficiently and problem free.
This one page flyer provides septic system owners information on how to landscape
around and above the septic system to not impact the operation of their system.
A list of grass types and ground covers are provided dependent upon if you live
in a hot, dry climate versus a cooler, moist climate.
Learn about what can be flushed down the toilet, and what should be thrown in the trash.