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Septic System Outreach

Clean Water Ambassador poster. Click for P D F version.

The Good Neighbor: Neighborhood Ambassador Program helps homeowners in Northwest Indiana reduce septic system failures and the resulting negative impacts to water quality in the Coastal Region. Clean Water Ambassadors share information with homeowners about maintaining septic systems. The program was created by the Septic System Coordination Work Group, with guidance from the Indiana Lake Michigan Coastal Program and Save the Dunes.

For more information about the Neighborhood Ambassador Program, or to become a Clean Water Ambassador, contact Bri Ciara, Special Projects Coordinator coastal@dnr.IN.gov, 219-921-0863.

Clean Water Ambassador Responsibilities

  • Function as an advocate for septic system maintenance and care
  • Be familiar with septic system function and maintenance resources and refer neighbors accordingly
  • Communicate with neighbors and promote routine septic system maintenance
  • Attend periodic neighborhood association, town council meetings, and any other identified meeting that requires Septic System Coordination Work Group representation
  • Organize and manage a Septic Awareness Week in the month of September
  • Attend mandatory trainings and meetings with the Septic System Coordination Work Group

Outreach Materials Request

The following materials are available. To request, please e-mail your name and shipping address to coastal@dnr.IN.gov

  • Good Neighbor Brochure
  • SepticSmart Brochure
  • Advanced Treatment Unit
  • Homeowner’s Guide
  • 1/3 panel
  • Tips postcard
  • Contacts postcard
  • Magnets
  • EPA Sign
  • Signs

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