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It’s SepticSmart Week!

September 18-22, 2023

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 2023 and its outreach activities. 

    Septic Smart week affiliates

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 2023, SepticSmart Week will be held September 18-22.  For updates on activities and additional information from the EPA, visit:

Protecting Your Home and the Environment while Saving Money

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:

MOU Partner's SepticSmart Week Social Media Guide

Educational Fact Sheets

Do your Part, Be SepticSmart

A quick and easy guide on how to care for your septic system is provided in diagram format.

Top 10 Ways to Be a Good Septic Owner

Provides 10 important tips for a septic system owner to follow to keep their system working efficiently and problem free.

Proper Landscaping On and Around Your Septic System  

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.

Educational Videos

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think at sink   don't strain drain   keep it clean

Think at the Sink!
Learn what not to put down your kitchen sink (such as fats, oils, or greases), how to properly dispose of food waste, and how to use cleaning supplies in moderation. 

Don't Strain Your Drain!
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                         Don't overload the commode

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 trash.

Protect it and inspect it                        Pump your tank

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.