Water Quality

In the U.S., the Safe Drinking Water Act helps ensure clean and safe water. In addition, more than 40 million people rely on private water sources that are not held to federal standards. Further, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), estimates that more than 20% of households rely on septic systems to process their wastewater.

Preparedness & Response for Septic Systems

After a disaster, such as a hurricane, wildfire, or earthquake, septic systems may be damaged and fail to operate correctly. However, there is no standard safety protocol in place for using septic systems after a disaster occurs. We worked with subject matter experts and national partners to develop a toolkit with guidance for different types of emergency situations.

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