NEHA raises awareness for SepticSmart Week every September alongside the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (U.S. EPA). SepticSmart Week is focused on getting homeowners and communities to care for and maintain their septic systems. During SepticSmart Week, U.S. EPA seeks to inform homeowners on proper septic system care and maintenance, assist local agencies in promoting homeowner education and awareness, and educate local decision-makers about infrastructure options to improve and sustain their communities.
Other Wastewater Resources and Programs
- U.S. EPA SepticSmart Week
- U.S. EPA Septic Systems
- U.S. EPA's Decentralized Wastewater Management Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) Partnership
- NEHA Certified Installer of Onsite Wastewater Treatment Systems (CIOWTS): Through a cooperative agreement with U.S. EPA, NEHA worked with various partner groups to develop a national credential to certify installers of onsite wastewater treatment systems (CIOWT). While NEHA no longer offers the examination, the CIOWTS designation is still recognized and maintained by NEHA through its credential maintenance program. Many practicing credential holders have chosen to maintain their credential through ongoing education and NEHA will continue to support those individuals who hold the credential. For more information about where the CIOWTS exam can be taken, as well as a list of current active CIOWTS credential holders, please click here.