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Sept. 16, 2021 EGLE Media Office,, 517-284-9278

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Dale Ladouceur, Environmental Quality Specialist,, 517-242-4010

Governor Whitmer declares September 20-24 as SepticSmart Week

Governor Gretchen Whitmer has proclaimed September 20-24, 2021, as SepticSmart Week.On Monday, September 20, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (U.S. EPA) - in conjunction with federal, state, and local governments, and private sector partners - will kick off its ninth annual SepticSmart Week to encourage homeowners and communities to properly care for and maintain their septic systems

More than 1.3 million homes and businesses in Michigan depend on septic systems to treat wastewater. If not maintained, failing septic systems can contaminate water resources and harm the environment by releasing bacteria, viruses, household chemicals and other pollutants to local waterways. Proper septic system maintenance protects public health, the environment, and saves the homeowner money by limiting costly repairs.

Simple tips for homeowners:

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