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Inspecting Your Septic Tank

How to inspect your septic tank using the "stick test" and other inspection tips....more

Septic System Do's and Don'ts

Tips to extend the life of your septic system, save on maintenance costs, and protect water quality....more

Special Conditions

Learn how to protect your septic system during a flood, power outage, and other special situations....more

 
 
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PROTECT YOUR SEPTIC

Like your car,
it's an investment

Inspect and pump
tank as necessary,
generally every 3-5 years

Minimize water use

Keep solid wastes to a minimum

Don't put toxic chemicals down sinks or toilets

Plant only grass on or near the drainfield

Don't drive on the drainfield

 
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This page last updated: 11/12/13