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Septic Awareness Week

September 18, 2023 - September 22, 2023

September 18 to 22, 2023 is Septic Awareness Week, and the Western Canada Onsite Wastewater Management Association urges you to consider both what goes down the drain, and how you maintain your septic system.  The purpose of this initiative is to promote proper operation and maintenance of onsite wastewater systems.

Properly designed and maintained wastewater treatment systems effectively reduce or eliminate most human health or environmental threats posed by pollutants in household wastewater. However, they require regular maintenance or they can fail. Failing systems are expensive to repair or replace, and poor maintenance is often the culprit. Systems need to be monitored to ensure that they work properly throughout their service lives.

Throughout Septic Awareness Week we’ll share information on the importance of maintaining septic systems along with tips for operation. In some regions of Western Canada, delivery of our Septic Sense program will take place during that week as well. Delivered in a virtual format, these webinars assist homeowners in understanding why they need to properly maintain and care for their septic systems.


More septic system information for homeowners can be found on our website.

Join our Facebook event for dos and don’ts of system maintenance.

Use our Locate-A-Pro page or contact our office for information on qualified practitioners in your area.

Municipalities and Regional Districts:

Download a flyer and help promote Septic Awareness Week.

Join our Facebook event and share the dos and don’ts of system maintenance as we post them.

Contact our office for information about this event or hosting a Septic Sense workshop in your area.


Please Join Us For A Virtual Septic Sense Workshop:

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

AB Septic Sense Zoom Webinar

When: Monday, September 18, 2023 at 7 p.m. Mountain Daylight Time
Topic: Alberta Septic Sense

Register in advance for this webinar.

When: Wednesday, September 20, 2023 at 7 p.m. Mountain Daylight Time
Topic: Alberta Septic Sense

Register in advance for this webinar.


September 18, 2023
September 22, 2023


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