Septic System Care
UNDERSTAND YOUR SYSTEM
Septic systems, are soil-based treatment systems used by homes and businesses to treat and dispose of wastewater. Correctly treating and disposing of wastewater is critical to protecting public health and the environment. An ill-functioning septic systems can contaminate groundwater and other water resources.
MAINTAIN YOUR SEPTIC SYSTEM
Follow these maintenance tips to increase your septic systems life!
Have Your Septic Tank Routinely Serviced
Your septic system should be routinely serviced by a licensed professional.
Regularly Check the Condition of Your System
Check the condition of your septic system and any access covers regularly. Unsecured or unsafe lids can be dangerous; falling into a septic tank can be fatal.
Conserve Water and Quickly Repair Leaks
Installing high efficiency appliances can extend the life of your system while leaky faucets can limit your system’s capacity.
Only Flush Human Waste and Toilet Paper
Flushing items other than human waste will shorten the life of your system and may cause component failures or sewage backups.
HIRE A LICENSED PROFESSIONAL TO HELP YOU
The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency maintains a list of professionals currently licensed by the state to conduct this specialized work. Interview your septic system professional and learn about how they do business. Make sure they are licensed, reputable and reliable by asking for and checking references.
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