NESC Has Free Public Service Announcements
March 4, 2011
The National Environmental Services Center (NESC) is offering three video public service announcements (PSAs) about the importance of septic system maintenance for community water quality. The PSAs reflect NESC’s ongoing commitment to effective wastewater treatment and source water protection, and are available for communities and watershed groups to use for free.
Presented in a humorous light, each video drives home the message that homeowners are responsible for safe guarding our drinking water through proper septic tank operation and maintenance.
One group who has used the PSAs successfully is the Michigan Septic Tank Association (MSTA). “During 2009, our association purchased television airtime that blanketed Michigan with the three NESC public service announcements, modified to add our association’s logo and web address at the end,” says Mark N. Scott, Chair of MSTA’s Continuing Education Committee.
“The spring 2009 public service campaign was a success, so our Board approved $8,000 for a similar campaign in the spring of 2010,” Scott continues, “and we plan to do it again this year.”
NESC encourages communities to use these brief PSAs as part of a public awareness campaign to protect source water. View and download the videos by going to:www.nesc.wvu.edu/subpages/psa.cfm