Septic System Do’s & Dont’s

  • Do conserve water
  • Do substitute for bleach and ammonia cleaners
  • Do plant grass on drainfield
  • Do know the location of all system components
  • Do perform periodic septic system maintenance and inspections
  • Don't overload system
  • Don't flush medicines and hazardous materials down drain
  • Don't plant deep-rooted plants near tank or drainfield
  • Don't park, drive on, or allow animals access to drainfield
  • Don't wait until there is a problem before inspecting your septic system

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