SEPTIC TIPS AND POINTERS
Only put biodegradable wastes into system.
Never clean paint brushes/rollers/pans in the sink.
Minimize the use of bleach and “anti-bacterial” soaps/cleaners.
Minimize the amounts of cooking oils and grease being put into the system.
Have your septic tank pumped regularly and checked for leaks, cracks, & missing baffles.
Be sure that water from the roof, gutters, and foundation drains do not flow over, or into, the system.
Keep trees and bushes away from the leaching system.
Plant only grass over the effluent disposal area.
Restrict use of a garbage grinder/disposal.
Compost your garbage or put it in the trash, rather than into the septic system.
Don’t dig into your septic system or build anything over it.
Don’t discharge a water treatment system back flush into the septic system.
Don’t drive wheeled vehicles (tractors, cars, trucks, atv’s etc.) over your septic system or compact the soil in any way.
Water conservation will extend the life of your system…
Keep your septic tank cover accessible for tank inspections and pumping.
Call a septic system professional when you have problems.
State laws do require that you get a permit before replacing a failing system.