SepticSmart Week is a yearly collaborative effort of local, regional, and national agencies and the USEPA to educate and encourage homeowners and communities to care for and maintain their septic systems .Onsite systems (i.e., septic systems) provide wastewater treatment for every 1 in 5 homes across the United States. It is vital to remind everyone the importance of proper wastewater treatment to public health and the environment.
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. For more information and to download available materials, go to:
For updates on activities and additional information from the EPA, visit: www.epa/gov/septic/septicsmart-week.
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.