Septic Awareness Week

Do you have Septic Sense? Septic Awareness Week 2022

September 19 to 23 is Septic Awareness Week, and the Western Canada Onsite Wastewater Management Association (WCOWMA) is urging homeowners to consider both what goes down the drain, and how to maintain their septic system.

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 will not operate properly. Struggling septic systems are expensive to repair or replace. Septic systems need to be monitored regularly to ensure that they are functioning properly and to ensure a lengthy service life.

WCOWMA is hosting a series of free webinars throughout Septic Awareness Week which will focus on sharing operation tips and information on the importance of maintaining septic systems. Homeowners who attend will gain an understanding of why they need to properly maintain and care for their septic systems.

Do you have Septic Sense? Join WCOWMA at a free webinar to find out. Dates and times for the webinars can be found here:

Contact the association office for more information, or for materials to help you promote Septic Awareness.


Lesley Desjardins
Executive Director
Western Canada Onsite Wastewater Management Association (WCOWMA)


Office: 877-489-7471

WCOWMA and its provincial chapters are happy to provide digital copies of posters that can be used to promote this event. These posters can be customized to include a company or Regional District logo.

The Western Canada Onsite Wastewater Management Association (WCOWMA) is the not-for profit organization established to educate, train and certify industry professionals in western Canada. The association engages its member installers, septage haulers, suppliers, municipalities and provincial government departments to arrive at sound practices that strengthen the industry, and ensure safe and effective septage management for all Western Canada.