Proclamations
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Maintain your
septic system to
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cleanliness of your
Hi well water

Tribal Outreach
EPA Region 9 and the Indian Health
Service (IHS) helped highlight septic
issues for tribes: More than 50 tribal
nations were reached with SepticSmart
messages and IHS worked with engineers
and other IHS sanitation facility
construction staff to share messages.
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UNIQUE POSTS AND
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SOCIAL MEDIA POSTS
MADE MORETHAN
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Michigan Septic Tank
Association
National
Environmental Health
Association
Rural Community
Assistance
Partnership
State Onsite
Regulators
Association
State of Idaho
State of Indiana
State of Maryland
State of Michigan
State of Minnesota
State of North
Carolina
State of Oregon
State of Vermont
Commonwealth of
Virginia
State of Washington
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•	Commissioners,
Marshall County,
Indiana
•	Groundwater
Protection Council
•	Michigan Association
of Conservation
Districts
•	Michigan Onsite
Wastewater
Recycling Association
Proclamations were issued
by Governors and County
Commissioners around the
country. For the first time
this year, proclamations
were also made by non-
governmental organizations
(NGOs) and partners of the EPA
Decentralized MQU Partnership,

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Community Outreach and Training
This year, SepticSmart Week reached communities through new banners,
signs, games and trainings designed explicitly for homeowners. Trainings
in five states introduced homeowners to the basics of septic systems and
covered the "do's and don'ts" and proper maintenance tips.
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Video and Media
Custom SepticSmart Week You lube videos
and local media and radio interviews were
organized by MOU partners. Media introduced
the basics of a septic system and shared proper
care instructions.
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State Outreach
Missouri Department
of Natural Resources
• Printed and hung new SepticSmart
posters at state parks
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PROTECT
YOUR PIPES
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DO NOT FLUSH
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Dispose these items in the trash.
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Michigan Department of
Environmental Quality
• Held field trips with DEO staff, local
health department representatives
and engineers to visit alternative
treatment systems
Vermont Department of
Environmental Quality
• Coordinated several media
promotional pieces, and worked with
a local newspaper to continue the
annual tradition of a SepticSmart
Week cartoon
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