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Oregon Septic Smart for Industry Professionals

What is Oregon Septic Smart?

​The Oregon DEQ is joining efforts with industry professionals and private citizens to help educate Oregonians about the importance of septic systems, septic system inspections and proper septic system maintenance. The Oregon Septic Smart initiative has two main goals:

  1. Provide Oregonians with easy access to important information about their septic systems
  2. Provide Oregonians with easy access to certified industry professionals who perform septic system inspections (Existing System Evaluations)


Oregon  Septic Smart Fact Sheet


Join Oregon Septic Smart here!

If you are a certified onsite wastewater Installer, Maintenance Provider, Wastewater Specialist, Environmental Health Specialist or NAWT certified, you have the option of being a part of the Oregon Septic Smart initiative.

In order to join this effort, all you have to do is identify yourself as a certified and knowledgeable septic system inspector by taking our online survey.
Being a part of Oregon Septic Smart is a great way to let homeowners and home buyers know that YOU are a resource for septic system inspections and maintenance.  Join the movement today and become a part of Oregon Septic Smart!
Submit a form for 2015
In order to maintain your Oregon Septic Smart enrollment all you have to do is submit a short informational form at the end of the 2015 calendar year.

Continuing Education Opportunities

Once you have signed-up with Oregon Septic Smart you will have the option of attending a DEQ sponsored class for continuing education credit(s). Check back periodically to find out when and where these classes will be offered.
Existing System Evaluation Reporting 
Existing System Evaluation Report Form  
The Existing System Evaluation Report form must be used when reporting the findings from a septic system inspection. If you are a qualified septic system inspector, please provide this form to your client(s) upon completion of the septic system inspection. 

Customer Education and Outreach

Help educate your customers about the importance of septic system inspectors and proper septic system maintenance! These brochures provide important information about septic system operation and maintenance.
Printable brochure: Septic Smart for Home Owners
Printable brochure: Septic Smart for Home Buyers
Information You Should Know