SepticSmart Week 2017

SEPTICSMART WEEK 2017 MAY BE OVER – BUT IT IS ALWAYS A GOOD TIME TO BE SEPTICSMART!

Governor Terry McAuliffe has proclaimed September 18-22 to be SepticSmart Week in Virginia!

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, nearly 25 percent of residents in Virginia rely on septic systems to treat wastewater from homes and businesses; and

WHEREAS, wastewater professionals of the Commonwealth of Virginia use their expertise in the design, installation, maintenance, and regulation of septic systems in Virginia; and

WHEREAS, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s SepticSmart program used by Virginia health officials educates homeowners about the need for proper septic system use and routine maintenance; and

WHEREAS, residents and the environment of Virginia benefit from properly designed, installed, operated, and maintained septic systems;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, Terence R. McAuliffe, do hereby recognize September 18-22, 2017, as SEPTICSMART WEEK in our COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA, and I call this observance to the attention of all our citizens.

 

As part of VDH’s mission to protect the health and promote the well being of all people in Virginia, we encourage the proper care and maintenance of your onsite sewage system.

Take care of your health and Virginia: be SepticSmart!

 

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