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  • Writer's pictureCathy Hertler

Do’s and Don’ts of Septic System Care

Bill has great tips…read on


I recently wrote about Understanding Title V in my blog.  Today, let’s talk about caring for

your septic system.  Septic systems must be maintained regularly to stay working.  Any type of neglect or abuse can cause harm to you and others as well as to the environment.  Here are some simple maintenance guidelines to follow.

DO have your tank pumped out and system inspected every 3 to 5 years by a licensed septic contractor. If the tank fills up with an excess of solids, the wastewater will not have enough time to settle in the tank.  The excess solids can then pass into the leach field and clog you drain.  You can find one listed in the yellow pages under Septic Tanks & Systems-cleaning.

DO keep a record of pumping, inspections, and other maintenance. Use a file folder to hold all records and receipts of maintenance.

DO know the location…

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