Day three focuses on not using the commode as a trashcan. So flushing things other than the three P’s down the drain will or could clog the commode and septic tank and system. The three P’s are: Poop. Pee-Pee, and toilet Paper. Other things will not degrade rapidly and cause… Read More
September 14, 202 starts the 2020 campaign of Septic Smart Week. Enjoy learning this week about how you can protect your septic system and the environment. On Monday September 14, 2020 the idea is to “Protect It and Inspect It!”. Below is a few Social Media texts that can be… Read More
Properly maintaining your septic system helps to prevent contamination to your drinking water well. Test the cleanliness of your well water regularly to keep your family healthy. Learn more #SepticSmart tips at https://www.epa.gov/septic Read More
Love gardening? Your septic system does not! Be careful where you plant as roots can clog the stone and damage the pipes in your drainfield. Parking your car or placing heavy objects on top of your drainfield can also damage it. Learn how to shield your field and be #SepticSmart… Read More
The tank is the part of the septic system where the material is stored and then distributed to the drainfield. Within the tank the organic material is broken down but it is also the place where any inorganic material is stored. So, pumping the tank on a regular basis (typically 3-5 years) removes the inorganic material, oils and greases, and reduces the organic fraction. This protects both the tank and the drainfield.
Don’t Strain the Drain Putting the wrong items into your septic system can put the health of your family and neighbors at risk and result in expensive repairs for your system. Learn what should and should not go down your drain and stay #SepticSmart https://www.epa.gov/septic Read More