This is an archived program. Resources are still available although grant funding has ended.
The EPA’s Office of Wastewater Management funded outreach efforts by NACCHO and the National Association of Counties (NACo) to increase county officials’ knowledge of onsite decentralized wastewater systems.
The program assessed the need for cities and counties to reduce pollution from onsite decentralized wastewater systems and determined ways to increase their responsibilities in this area. The assessment gathered and disseminated information through NACCHO and NACo outreach mechanisms, including conference workshops, advisory committees, Web sites, and NACo’s annual county operations survey. Additionally, the program provided grant money to officials for model management practices, policies, and educational programs.