For Immediate Release:


Maine Association of Site Evaluators encourage public to become informed on proper septic system care and maintenance during the Federal Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Septic Smart Week.


September 21, 2016


Augusta, ME


The Maine Association of Site Evaluators (MASE), an association of individuals licensed to design septic systems in Maine, is assisting the EPA to deliver its 2016 Septic Smart Week educational promotion that began Monday.  Septic systems that are not properly maintained can lead to the systems’s premature failure, resulting in public and environmental health hazards.  Rural Maine almost exclusively disposes of its wastewater in septic systems, more than 50% of Maine’s population uses a septic system at home or work.   System care and maintenance information will be available on MASE’s website, www.mainese.com, and on the group’s Facebook page, with more information being added throughout the week.  Information can also be found on the EPA website www.epa.gov/septic.


To help raise awareness of the importance of proper design, installation, inspection, and maintenance of a system, MASE has helped to facilitate donations for Midcoast Habitat for Humanity (MHH) of septic system materials from Construction Consultants of Windham, ME and Eljen Corporation of East Hartford, CT for a new system being installed this fall in Camden.  MASE is also working with MHH in Warren to design and install a septic system for a house being built in 2017.


Governor Paul LePage has recognized MASE for their work educating the public as part of Septic Smart Week in a letter of appreciation.  


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