Septic 101

Septic Dos and Donts

Many people do not think about their septic system until it backs up or stops working. The Pumper would like to give some common sense rules about your septic system. Here are some comments and rules that will help your systems function properly. One of the keys is maintenance, which means regularly pumping your septic tank every 2-3 years. To learn more about how your system works download our pdf.

  • Conserve water

  • Direct downspouts away from the tank and absorption field

  • Pump your tank every two to three years

  • Use grass and shallow-rooted plants to cover the field

  • Use household cleaners in moderation

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