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Did you know about the Envirornmental Protection Agency’s Septic Smart initiative?

SepticSmart is a nation-wide public education effort that aims to inform homeowners living on properties serviced by septic systems on the importance of properly maintaining their system and provide valuable resources to help homeowners make important decisions regarding their wastewater management needs. The initiative also provides resources for outreach organizations and government leaders who seek to promote this message locally. Learn more about how your system works and simple, everyday tips on how to properly maintain it.

The Basics: Do you have questions about how septic systems work? Do you know whether or not your property is serviced by a septic system? Why should you maintain your system?: Learn the benefits to keeping a properly maintained system. The facts may surprise you. Find out more epa.gov.
For now, here are more tips on maintaining your drainfield:

Your drainfield—a component of your system that removes contaminants from the liquid that emerges from your tank—is an important part of your system. Here are a few things you should do to maintain it:

  • Parking: Never park or drive on your drainfield.
  • Planting: Plant trees the appropriate distance from your drainfield to keep roots from growing into your system. A septic service professional can advise you of the proper distance, depending on your septic tank and landscape.
  • Placing: Keep roof drains, sump pumps, and other rainwater drainage systems away from your drainfield area, as excess water slows down or stops the wastewater treatment process.
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    1. LaNelle Bowden

      Zach is very professional, informative & made every attempt to rectify the issue via the most conservative process.
      Thxs sooooooo much!!!!

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