Water Quality

SepticSmart Week

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SepticSmart Week

NEHA is raising awareness for SepticSmart Week from September 17 - 21, 2018, alongside the U.S. EPA. 

SepticSmart Week is focused on getting homeowners and communities to care for and maintain their septic systems. If you or your community is trying to find a credible waste water system installer, look no further than the NEHA CIOWTS credential holder list.

Through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA), NEHA has worked with various partner groups to develop a national credential to certify installers of onsite wastewater treatment systems. The credential covers all forms of installation and will be offered at both a basic and advanced levels.

NEHA offers extensive information on wastewater and septic systems as well as provides educational resources for those interested in learning more. 

Available Wastewater Resources & Programs

 

 

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Harmful Algal Blooms

Harmful Algal Blooms Effecting US Waterways

Rapid algae overgrowth can result in a phenomenon known as harmful algal blooms (HABs). Blooms can be both toxic and non-toxic but always have a detrimental effect on marine life in the affected area. Algal blooms most often occur in still or slow moving water and are brought on by the combination of sunlight and nutrients, such as phosphorus and nitrogen. When HABs are detected, access to the affected areas is restricted as serious health consequences can result for both animals and humans that come into contact with the impacted water. Reducing the availability of nutrients to the phytoplankton is essential to reducing the occurrence of HABs.

 

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EH2O Recreational Water Virtual Conference

NEHA is excited to announce its second virtual conference, which will focus on recreational water, happening on October 25 and 26!

The EH2O Conference is designed to enhance the knowledge of environmental health professionals in order to help them better prepare to respond to environmental events of public health concern as well as to bring professionals together in a unique virtual environment to exchange information and discover new solutions to issues in recreational water and public health.

EH2O Recreational Water Virtual Conference Abstract Submission Period Ends

NEHA is excited to announce its second virtual conference, which will focus on recreational water, happening January 2017!

The EH2O Conference is designed to enhance the knowledge of environmental health professionals in order to help them better prepare to respond to environmental events of public health concern as well as to bring professionals together in a unique virtual environment to exchange information and discover new solutions to issues in recreational water and public health.

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