SepticSmart Program

Submitted by:  Joanne Houpt, SMLA

SEPTICSMART WEEK – SEPT 19-23

Smith Mountain Lake Association announces the 10th annual SepticSmart Week taking place on September 19-23, 2022. EPA’s SepticSmart initiative is a nation-wide public education effort with resources for homeowners with septic systems, local organizations and government. Bill Butterfield, President of SMLA said, “this annual event is one of the cornerstones for the homeowners of the Smith Mountain Lake watershed to call attention to the importance of caring for and maintaining septic systems. If your septic system is not properly maintained you may be risking your family’s health, hurting the water quality of our lake, and flushing thousands of dollars down the drain.” 

You can educate yourself on septic systems by going to the epa.gov/septic where you will find educational materials.