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, wastewater professionals of The IAPMO Group use their expertise in the design, installation, maintenance, research, outreach and/or regulation of septic systems in the U.S.; and
WHEREAS, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s SepticSmart program used by The IAPMO Group does educate homeowners about the need for proper septic system use and routine maintenance; and
WHEREAS, homeowners and the environment benefit from properly designed, installed, operated, and maintained septic systems;
NOW THEREFORE, I (We) Dave Viola, CEO of The IAPMO Group do hereby proclaim the week of September 20-24, 2021 as
and I (we) urge all people to join me (us) in this special observance.
Signed this August 16, 2021