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, over 1.3 million septic systems in Michigan treat wastewater from homes and businesses; and,
WHEREAS, wastewater professionals in the state of Michigan use their expertise in the design, installation, maintenance, and regulation of septic systems; and,
WHEREAS, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s SepticSmart program used by Michigan health officials educates homeowners about the need for proper septic system use and routine maintenance; and,
WHEREAS, residents and the environment of Michigan greatly benefit from properly designed, installed, operated, and maintained septic systems;
NOW, THEREFORE, I, Rick Snyder, Governor of Michigan, do hereby proclaim September 18-22, 2017 as Septic Smart Week in Michigan.