NEHA Webinar: Data-Use and Septic Systems

Event Date: 
Thursday, July 26, 2018
Event Type: 
NEHA Event

The Marion County Public Health Department in Indianapolis, IN recently completed a septic system survey of homes to identify issues homeowners may be having with their systems.  The information gained from the surveys, as well as septic repair permit data, soil geography, and well log information, were used to conduct analyses to determine the factors associated with septic failures and septic issues in Marion County.  Using geographic information system (GIS) technology, areas of Marion County with high risk factors were identified to help drive future public health interventions such as sewer extension projects, drainage improvements, and homeowner education.

Attendees will learn about environmental factors associated with septic failures, issues homeowners commonly have with their septic system, methods to identify areas of highest risk for septic failures, how to tailor public health interventions to address root causes of septic failures, and how to practice data integration and mapping to drive decisions.

This webinar is part of the Integrating Data to Empower Advancement - Environmental Health (IDEA EH) webinar series, which is dedicated to showcasing data collection, sharing, and use stories and resources. To learn more about this series, visit:

Contact Name: 
Solly Poprish
National Environmental Health Association (NEHA)
(303) 756-9090