Doing you part to prevent wastewater emergencies
Public education is key to preserving and enhancing our local as well as global water environment. These resources form Sewer Smart will help you learn how to prevent costly damage to your home, community and environment by learning more about:
EPA Wastewater Education Materials
In depth information, pdf resources and links related to wastewater treatment issues can be found on the EPA website. These include:
General Wastewater Outreach Materials
- Where Does All the Dirty Water Go?
This brochure raises citizen's awareness of the importance of wastewater, explains the basics of wastewater treatment, and contains helpful hints for homeowners about what NOT to put into the sanitary sewer system.
- Wastewater Treatment Programs Serving Small Communities
This brochure summarizes all the EPA or EPA-sponsored resources available to small communities to address wastewater issues.
- What Happens After the Flush
This colorful reprint from The Family Handyman Magazine explains how various wastewater systems work using excellent illustrations. Reprinted with permission from The Family Handyman magazine, 1997 Home Service Publications, Inc., an affiliate of The Reader's Digest Association, Inc., Suite 700, 2915 Commers Drive, Eagan, MN 55121. All rights reserved.
- Use of the Clean Water State Revolving Fund to Implement Security Measures at Publicly-Owned Wastewater Treatment Works
This fact sheet explains what can be funded through the Clean Water State Revolving Fund to increase security at wastewater treatment plants.
Materials for Better Septic System Management
Other Helpful Materials
Water Environment Federation®
WEF is a not-for-profit technical and educational organization representing water quality professionals around the world. WEF and its Member Associations proudly work to preserve and enhance the global water environment. This includes educating the public about the importance of proper wastewater treatment.
Resources for teaching children about today's most important water environment topics
These resources are designed to help teachers educate and motivate students to become involved in protecting water environments. The materials are provided free of charge by the Water Environment Federation.
- Hands-On Activities using The Water Sourcebook pdf series.
- View an interactive diagram of a wastewater treatment plant.
Go with the Flow.
- Learn the story of water, its treatment and use throughout history, and its importance to life on Earth using the The Aqua Venturer©, an interactive global timeline of water and wastewater past, present, and future.
Aquaventurer Time Machine
- A helpful list of websites offering Educational/Classroom information and resources about water issues.
Educators resources on the web
Get involved with organizations focused on improving water sanitation and water quality for people across the globe
Make a difference. Learn how you can help improve their quality of life for people living in developing countries by getting involved with organizations that support the development of locally sustainable drinking water resources, sanitation facilities and health and hygiene education programs.