It’s SepticSmart Week!
September 20-24, 2021
SepticSmart Week is an annual event focused on educating homeowners and communities on the proper care and maintenance of their septic systems. Our organization is one of 20 partners that is a member of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Decentralized Wastewater Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) Partnership.
We are a proud member of EPA’s Decentralized Wastewater MOU Partnership and formally recognize SepticSmart Week 2021 and its outreach activities.
Septic systems provide wastewater treatment for one in five existing homes across the United States. For new residential construction, that number is higher. It is vital to educate and remind everyone, especially new owners, the importance of adequate wastewater treatment to public health, the environment, and property values.
SepticSmart Week typically takes place on the third week of September each year. For 2021, SepticSmart Week will be held September 20-24. For updates on activities and additional information from the EPA, visit: https://www.epa.gov/septic.
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:
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 the importance of using water efficiently, staggering water use of water based appliances, and using energy efficient appliances.
Keep it Clean!
Learn about the importance of testing your well water, and its relationship to your septic system.
Shield Your Field!
Learn about your septic system’s drainfield, including how it works, and tips to take care of it.
Don't Overload the Commode!
Learn about what can be flushed down the toilet, and what should be thrown in the
Protect It and Inspect It!
Learn about a typical septic system inspection, how often an inspection should be performed, and considerations for advanced systems.
Pump Your Tank!
Learn about a typical septic tank pump-out service, and how a septic tank works.