During this week (September 21 – 25), we’d like to take a moment to encourage homeowners to maintain their septic systems and to understand the importance of knowing how and why taking care of your septic system.
From the United States Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) website:
“Nearly one-fifth of all American households depend on septic systems to treat their wastewater. Failure to maintain a septic system can lead to failures resulting in costly repairs, well contamination, polluted local waterways, and risks to public health and the environment.
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 the infrastructure options available to improve and sustain their communities.”
View A Homeowners’ Guide to Septic Systems for more information.