Friday, February 10, 2012
Keys To Safe Operation Your Septic System
•PUMP your system every 2-4 years.
•KEEP records and receipts for all
services, repairs, maintenance and
inspections of your system.
•DISPOSE only of toilet tissue in your
toilets. No baby wipes or feminine
•PUT only edible food scraps
in your disposal. No coffee
grinds, egg shells, grease, etc.
•USE liquid detergents and
bath soaps that have fewer
sudsing agents than the
•PRACTICE water conservation.
•DIVERT roof drains and surface water
from driveways and hillsides away from
the septic system. Keep sump pumps and
house footing drains away from the septic
•DON’T dispose of chemicals down your
drain. Take leftover hazardous household
chemicals to your approved hazardous
waste collection center for disposal. Use
bleach, disinfectants, drain and toilet bowl
•DON’T think you need to buy additives
for your system. Your system is designed
to maintain proper function
with beneficial bacteria.
•DON’T wa t e r, ins t a l l
s p r i n k l e r s y s t e m s o r
landscape other than specified
grasses over your leach field
•DON’T drive, park, build or recreate on
your leach field.. This includes sledding
•DON’T make or allow repairs to your
system without the required permits.