IAPMO President David Gans and CEO David Viola issued the following proclamation:
WHEREAS, proper septic system use and routine care are vital to protecting public health, preserving our highly valued groundwater, lakes, streams and waterways, and avoiding costly repairs that can result from neglect; and
WHEREAS, nearly 26,000,000 homes have septic systems in the United States that treat wastewater from homes and businesses; and
WHEREAS, wastewater professionals of International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials use their expertise in the design, installation, maintenance and regulation of septic systems in the United States; and
WHEREAS, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s SepticSmart program used by national health officials does educate homeowners about the need for proper septic system use and routine maintenance; and
WHEREAS, residents and the environment of the United States benefit from properly designed, installed, operated, and maintained septic systems;
NOW THEREFORE, We, David Gans, President and David Viola, CEO of the International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials do hereby proclaim the week of September 19-23, 2022 as SepticSmart Week and we urge all people to join us in this special observance.
Signed this 14th day of September 2023
IAPMO develops and publishes the Uniform Plumbing Code®, the most widely recognized code of practice used by the plumbing industry worldwide; Uniform Mechanical Code®; Uniform Swimming Pool, Spa and Hot Tub Code®; and Uniform Solar Energy, Hydronics and Geothermal Code™ — the only plumbing, mechanical, solar energy and swimming pool codes designated by ANSI as American National Standards — and the Water Efficiency Standard (WE-Stand)™. IAPMO works with government, contractors, labor force, and manufacturers to produce product standards, technical manuals, personnel certification/educational programs and additional resources in order to meet the ever-evolving demands of the industry in protecting public health and safety.
Last modified: September 14, 2023