Treatment Certificate Of Completion Resources

SepticSmart Week

Click to visit the SepticSmart Info web site.

Get ready for the 12th anniversary of SepticSmart Week!
This year SepticSmart Week celebrates 12 years outreach and activities that encourage homeowners and communities to care for and maintain their septic systems.

Click for the SepticSmart Week info on the EPA Press Release page

Download the SepticSmart Week 2024 Seal

Get the January 2021 Tank Talk

View and download the SepticSmart Week 2020 Announcement

Get the September 2020 Tank Talk

Purchase your "Protect Your Septic System" magnets.

Five SepticSmart Week Quick Tip Videos
Think at the Sink!
Don't Strain Your Drain!
Keep it Clean!
Shield Your Field!
Don't Overload the Commode!

Outreach Toolkit

How State and Local Governments Promote and Proclaim SepticSmart Week

  • Moderator:
    • Kevin O'Donovan, MDB, Inc.
    • Zach Lowenstein, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Wastewater Managment
  • Presenters:
    • Jeremy Simmons, Washington Department of Health
    • Gene McCabe, Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation
    • Susan Mihalo, Town of Ogden Dunes, Indiana
  • Presentation:

    These examples are available for you to reuse to help get the word out. Please modify the text rather than simply copy and paste.

    CLICK HERE to download a Proclamation from a Governor. (DOC)

    CLICK HERE to download a Proclamation from a Mayor. (DOC)

    CLICK HERE to download a Proclamation from a Community. (DOC)

    Click any of these graphics to download the full sized PDF version.


    Here are some good tips to remember.


    WWETT Expo

    2024 Water & Wastewater Equipment, Treatment & Transport
    January 24-27, 2024
    Indiana Convention Center, Indianapolis, IN
    More Info

    WWETT Show 2024 What to Expect

    • Approved CEUs and PDHs
    • Seven national associations leading education on Wednesday
    • Technical Tours
    • New Diversity track
    • Eight hour certification classes led by NAWT and PSAI
    • Women in the Industry networking event
    • New to the Industry networking event

    NAWT Scholarship

    NAWT 2025 William Hapchuk Memorial Scholarship Fund Application

    The 2025 Hapchuk Scholarship Eligibility Requirements

    1. Must be enrolled in an accredited university offering a bachelor degree in the following fields related to wastewater transport and treatment:
      • Natural and Environmental Sciences
      • Biological sciences
      • Agricultural and Civil engineering
      • Management/Business
    2. Must have completed at least one year of study and have attained a cumulative grade point average above the average for the university in which you are enrolled.
    3. Have an interest in a career related to the management of wastewater
    4. Deadline for submissions is December 1,2025.
    5. Recipient will receive their scholarship during the WWETT Expo in Indianapolis during the NAWT Association Breakfast.

    Download the Application Form (PDF)

    Please submit your completed application to or mail to:
    Attn: Hapchuk Scholarship
    PO Box 6685
    Broomfield, CO 80021

    Please click here to make a donation to help support the Hapchuk Scholarship Fund. Your donation will give the NAWT Board the ability to offer more scholarships to upcoming high school seniors and current college students interested in the wastewater treatment industry.

    Scholarship Recipients

    • German Laiton & Nader Sharif 2023
    • Katharine Baumann & Tyler Kleinsasser 2022
    • Tyler Kleinsasser & Maria Huber 2021
    • Calvin Van Baren & Patrick Brodhagen 2020 Thank You Note
    • Jennie Callahan & Rebecca Burke 2019 Thank You Note
    • Anqi Zhang & Alex Nolan 2018 Thank You Note
    • Emily Cunis, 2017
    • Jeb Von Crissman, 2016
    • Henry Kneiszel, 2015
    • Carolyn Phillips, 2014
    • Elizabeth Rachlin, 2013

    NAWT Awards

    2023 NAWT Excellence in Service Award

    The National Association of Wastewater Technicians Excellence in Service Award is your opportunity to recognize someone that you have noticed goes beyond the ordinary. It is something this industry does not do enough of; that is recognizing our peers for all their hard work and service! The award is presented annually at the state association breakfast during the Water & Wastewater Equipment, Treatment & Transport show (WWETT) just before presentation of the Ralph Macchio Lifetime Achievement Award in February.

    The NAWT Board established the Excellence in Service Award in 2010 as an update to the former Man of the Year award. Establishment of this award reflected the changing industry and provides the opportunity to recognize any individual or company the NAWT board feels has exhibited exceptional service to the wastewater profession. The nomination criteria and instructions are provided below. Nominations must be submitted by January 24, 2023.

    Basis for Award
    To recognize a NAWT member or NAWT-sponsored individual or company that has shown exceptional accomplishments in their service to the community and to the wastewater profession.

    Download the Nomination Form (PDF)

    Nomination Criteria
    The Excellence in Service Award is based on one or more of the following criteria:
    • A significant contribution to the wastewater profession and/or to NAWT
    • Commendable service during a significant community or national event within the last several years
    • Additional responsibilities that resulted in a benefit to the community or wastewater industry
    • Actions performed above and beyond the call of duty
    • Provided inspiration to others
    • Exhibited exceptional leadership
    Nomination Instructions
    Who can nominate?
    • NAWT members in good standing with personal knowledge of the accomplishments of the nominee.
    • Liaisons from NAWT-affiliated organizations who have personal knowledge of the accomplishments of the nominee.
    • Nonmembers may make recommendation through any NAWT member or liaison
    Who can be nominated?
    • Anyone who meets the nomination criteria
    • Past non-winning nominees
    When to submit nominations:
    • All nomination forms must be received by or postmarked by January 24, 2022. Any applications received after the deadline will be placed on file for the next calendar year.
    • All post-deadline nominators will be notified of this fact and given further instructions.
    Documentation required:
    • An Excellence in Service Award application form, which can be obtained by:
      • Calling the NAWT office at 800/236-6298
      • Emailing
      • Downloading from the NAWT website at
    • A nomination letter explaining why the nominee should be considered for the Excellence in Service Award based on the award criteria and signed by the nominating individual.
    • An additional signed endorsement letter to vouch for the nominee’s achievements may be included, but is not required.
    • Submit the application packet to the NAWT office marked ATTN: Excellence in Service Award Committee via:
      • Email to
      • U.S. mail addressed to NAWT, PO Box 6685 Broomfield, CO 80021

    NAWT Advertising Plan

    The NAWT Newsletter, NAWT News, is a quarterly publication that is distributed to all NAWT members via mail and eBlast with a circulation of 2500. If you are interested in promoting your business, the following information will help you get started.

    NAWT Advertising Plan (PDF)

    Advertise in the NAWT News Letter or on the web site.

    NAWT Sponsorship Program (PDF)

    Become a NAWT Sponsor and get your business noticed by our membership.


    EPA Documents

    These handouts are available for you to download and reprint. They are not copyrighted, you paid for them with your tax dollars.

    Please feel free to modify them with your Company logo and contact information.

    State Revolving Fund Guide (PDF)

    Home Owner's Guide to Septic Systems (Long Version) (PDF)

    Home Owner's Guide to Septic Systems (Short Version) (PDF)

    Property Transfer Inspections (PPT)

    Property Transfer Inspections of Onsite Wastewater Treatment Systems and Lessons Learned-Summary Report (PDF)