|Suffolk County's SepticSmart Week
September 19-23, 2016
Fellow Suffolk Residents
Each year the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) celebrates SepticSmart Week in an effort to promote and inform the public about the proper care and maintenance of onsite septic systems. In Suffolk County, where 70% of residential homes are serviced by onsite systems, this program could not be more relevant.
The Long Island Liquid Waste Association has always been a dedicated advocate for the Island's residents regarding onsite wastewater treatment, management and improvements such as the new innovative systems now being explored. Through education, training, development of consumer protection licensing and the promotion of quality, ethical service companies we have strived to be a good steward of our environment.
Septic Smart is practiced 365 days a year by LILWA member companies. We are very aware of the Long Island environment and how important preserving the quality of life is to the future of our children and future generations to come. Our member service companies are always looking for new innovative method of handling septic waste.
As you may or may not be aware Suffolk County Executive, Steve Bellone, has made the quality of our water and water management a central concern of his administration and is investing the man power and funds towards environmental improvements. Through pilot programs, ongoing research and education a concentrated effort has been focused on deterring nitrogen intrusion on our environment. We support and applaud this endeavor.
It's because of LILWA's quest and focus on environmentally sound onsite wastewater treatment solutions that we endorse and applaud SepticSmart Week September 19-23, 2016. I urge all LILWA members and Suffolk County residents to devote some of their attention to the events of the week. Let's all pitch in to help preserve this beautiful and health environment we share here on Long Island.