Plan Now for Protect Your Groundwater Day and SepticSmart Week in September

gwd Protect Your Groundwater Day:  The National Ground Water Association (NGWA) is encouraging the protection of public health and the health of the environment by celebrating “Protect Your Groundwater Day.”  This year’s celebration will take place on September 6th, when every citizen is encouraged to ACT: Acknowledge the causes of preventable groundwater contamination, Consider which apply to you, and then Take action by keeping groundwater safe from contamination, as well as using it wisely by not wasting it.  State drinking water programs should consider sharing information about “Protect Your Groundwater Day” with their water utilities and residents, as a means to create greater awareness about protecting this valuable resource.  For more information, visit the NGWA website and website. To ask questions, please contact Cliff Tryens of NGWA at
SepticSmart Week:  Each year, EPA holds SepticSmart Week with outreach activities to encourage homeowners and communities to care for and maintain their septic systems.  This year, SepticSmart Week will be held from September 19-23.  State drinking water programs and communities will want to use this opportunity to inform homeowners on proper septic system care, promote homeowner education and awareness, and educate local decision makers about infrastructure options available to improve and sustain communities.  Visit EPA’s website to download SepticSmart materials and a proclamation template, read about suggested events and activities, and view highlights and case studies of community efforts across the nation