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Posted on: September 16, 2022

SepticSmart Week

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SepticSmart Week is September 19-23.  SepticSmart Week is an annual event that occurs the third week of September and is promoted by the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The week is meant to bring attention to the importance of caring for and maintaining septic systems.  

In Snohomish County, many people use septic systems. A septic system, also known as an on-site sewage system (OSS), stores, treats, and disposes of the things you flush and send down drains. Properly built and maintained septic systems have many benefits. They allow for development in outlying communities, help protect groundwater and waterways, and reduce exposure to untreated sewage. 

A way to keep your septic system in good condition is to watch what you put down your sink. Pouring oils and fats down the drain can harm your septic system. It is also good to make sure you are not straining your drain by using too much water at one time. Stagger water use throughout the day.  

The Snohomish Health District works to ensure that septic systems are located and installed correctly, and kept in good working condition. For more information visit: www.snohd.org/septic

For more information on SepticSmart Week visit: SepticSmart Week | US EPA 

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