Each year, EPA holds SepticSmart Week with outreach activities to encourage homeowners and communities to care for and maintain their septic systems.
During SepticSmart Week, 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.
SepticSmart Week 2018
September 17-21, 2018
This annual event focuses on educating homeowners and communities on the proper care and maintenance of their septic systems.
- View and download the SepticSmart Week 2018 Announcement
- Download the SepticSmart Week 2018 Seal
- "Spring" postcard - Remind your community to do preventative system maintenance this spring.
- Hosting an event or training
- Sharing SepticSmart materials
- Scheduling service for your system
- Declaring a SepticSmart proclamation
- Getting your local and state decision makers involved
- Participating in the conversation on social media #SepticSmartWeek
SepticSmart Week Proclamations
Check out the states and leaders who have declared SepticSmart Week 2018 in their communities:
- Governor Snyder, State of Michigan
- Governor Brown, State of Oregon
- Governor Scott, State of Vermont
- Governor Northam, Commonwealth of Virginia
- Governor Inslee, State of Washington
- Visit our Outreach Toolkit for more SepticSmart materials targeted to homeowners. All materials are free for download and contain print recommendations.
How State and Local Governments Promote and Proclaim SepticSmart Week
- Kevin O'Donovan, MDB, Inc.
- Zach Lowenstein, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Wastewater Managment
- Jeremy Simmons, Washington Department of Health
- Gene McCabe, Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation
Susan Mihalo, Town of Ogden Dunes, Indiana