Septic Systems (Decentralized/Onsite Systems)
Inaugural SepticSmart Photo Challenge 1st Place Winner!
Protect It and Inspect It! Tree roots love sewage and travel far! Clallam County Environmental Health Onsite Program's “sewage heart” of tree roots removed from a septic tank traveled over 60 feet to drink the effluent from a septic tank and sewage pipes!
Inaugural SepticSmart Photo Challenge 2nd Place Winner!
Septic Sam(antha) of Skagit County Environmental Health, Washington demonstrates a model of a septic system as part of their educational classes for homeowners about septic systems and maintenance!
Inaugural SepticSmart Photo Challenge 3rd Place Winner!
Do Your Part, Be SepticSmart! See Septic Sam as he travels across the country!
Inaugural SepticSmart Photo Challenge Honorable Mention!
Her three year old son is fascinated by septic and wastewater systems. His plan for a septic system shows the blue circle as the septic tank and the black lines representing human waste and sludge. He then built a septic system with his blocks and placed a barricade in front of the septic system to protect it! We are excited to hear about his future career plans!
Encouraging homeowners, wastewater professionals, and state, tribal, and local officials to design and maintain effective systems to protect public health, preserve valuable water resources, and sustain economic vitality in their communities.