Properly maintain your septic system if you have one.
As a homeowner you’re responsible for maintaining your septic system.
Maintaining your septic system protects your investment in your home and the local environment.
You should periodically inspect your system and pump out your septic tank.
- If your septic system isn’t maintained, you might need to replace it, costing you thousands of dollars. Or you might be required to hook your house to the local sewer system, costing tens of thousands of dollars.
- A malfunctioning system can contaminate groundwater that might be a source of drinking water.
- If you sell your home, your septic system must be in good working order.
Top Four Things You Can Do to Protect Your Septic System (EPA)
- Inspect your system (every 3 years) and pump your tank as necessary (generally every 3 to 5 years).
- Use water efficiently.
- Don’t dispose of household hazardous wastes in sinks or toilets.
- Care for your drainfield.