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09/19/19: Governor Cooper has declared September 16-20 as a SepticSmart Week in North Carolina

More than 25 million households in the United States rely on septic systems to collect, treat, and disperse their wastewater. That number includes about 2 million septic systems in North Carolina alone. The number of septic systems increase every year as result of continuous urban and suburban sprawl, rural development, and the high cost of central sewer systems.

Properly installed and maintained septic systems are environmentally friendly, safe for public health, and may provide a permanent wastewater treatment solution. It is important for all NC citizens served by septic systems to be aware of and practice proper care and maintenance of this important component of their home infrastructure. That is why Governor Cooper has declared September 16-20, 2019, as SepticSmart Week in North Carolina. SepticSmart Week is an annual event focused on educating homeowners and communities on the proper care and maintenance of their septic systems. For more information, please visit the EPA's website.

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Additional Highlights

The mission of the Environmental Health Section of the Division of Public Health is to safeguard life, promote human health and protect the environment through the practice of modern environmental health science, the use of technology, rules, public education and above all, dedication to the public trust.

The Section is comprised of the agencies which fall under the Food Protection and Facilities Branch, the Children's Environmental Health Branch, Centralized Intern Training and Authorization, and the On-site Water Protection Branch.

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Food Protection and Facilities Branch

Children's Environmental Health

Centralized Intern Training and Authorization

On-Site Water Protection Branch


 

 

 

 


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Updated: September 19, 2019