The National Environmental Health Association (NEHA) is proud to join the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (U.S. EPA) in celebrating SepticSmart Week from September 14–18, 2020.
SepticSmart Week is focused on getting homeowners and communities to care for and maintain their septic systems. During SepticSmart Week, the U.S. EPA provides information to homeowners on proper septic system care and maintenance, helps local agencies promote homeowner education and awareness, and educates local decision makers about wastewater infrastructure.
More than one in five households in the U.S. depend on a septic system to treat their wastewater. When used properly, septic systems help protect public health by reducing the risk of disease transmission, protect the environment, and reduce costs to the community from large infrastructure and energy needed to collect and treat large amounts of wastewater. Being septic smart, or knowledgable about septic systems, is a good way for homeowners to lengthen the lifespan of their septic systems by keeping them regularly maintained and knowing when to contact a septic system service professional if a problem occurs.
This annual event educates homeowners, communities, and provides tools for local organizations to promote septic awareness.
U.S. EPA Highlighted Resources
- SepticSmart Week Homepage
- Septic Systems Outreach Toolkit
- SepticSmart Infographic
- SepticSmart Homeowners
- Learn About Septic System
- U.S. EPA Decentralize Memorandum of Understanding Partership
NEHA Resources and Information
- Preparedness and Response for Septic Systems
- Septic System Flooding Guide (PDF)
- Educational Resources