GWPC SepticSmart Week Proclamation
The GWPC proclaims September 17-21, 2018 as SepticSmart Week.
WHEREAS, proper septic system use and routine care are vital to protecting public health, preserving our highly valued groundwater, lakes, streams and waterways, and avoiding costly repairs that can result from neglect; and
WHEREAS, more than one in five households depend on septic systems to treat wastewater from homes and businesses; and
WHEREAS, groundwater professionals often use their expertise in the regulation and oversight of septic systems; and
WHEREAS, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's SepticSmart program does educate homeowners about the need for proper septic system use and routine maintenance; and
WHEREAS, residents and the environment benefit from properly designed, installed, operated and maintained septic systems:
NOW THEREFORE, we, the Groundwater Protection Council, do hereby proclaim the week of September 17-21, 2018 as
and we urge all the people to join us in this special observance.