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EPA's SepticSmart Program educates homeowners about proper septic system care and maintenance all year long. In addition, it serves as an online resource for industry practitioners, local governments, and community organizations, providing access to tools to educate clients and residents.
For information on SepticSmart Week or tips on how to properly maintain your septic system, visit EPA.gov/Septic.
Michigan, Do Your Part and Be SepticSmart!
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) - in conjunction with federal, state and local governments, and private sector partners - promotes an annual SepticSmart Week to encourage American homeowners and communities to properly maintain their septic systems. Michigan has a vision to protect and promote the wise use of its globally unique water resources. This vision is outlined in the Strategy for Sustaining Michigan's Water Heritage (Water Strategy). More than 1.3 million homes and businesses in Michigan depend on septic systems to treat wastewater. If not maintained, failing septic systems can contaminate groundwater and harm the environment by releasing bacteria, viruses, and household toxics to local waterways. Proper septic system maintenance protects public health, the environment, and saves the homeowner money through avoided costly repairs.