Septic Tank Maintenance

Pollution


Did you know that:
  • One of the largest sources of water pollution is poorly functioning private septic systems.
  • Water that carries harmful bacteria from failing septic systems can come into contact and pollute groundwater, rivers, lakes, and streams.

Prevention


How to avoid problems:
  • Flush only human waste and toilet paper into septic tanks
  • Do not use the toilet as a trash can
  • Avoid flooding your septic tank by fixing leaks and conserving water
  • Have your septic system inspected and pumped at least once every three to five years
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Clean Water Campaign


For more information on maintaining your septic system visit the Clean Water Campaign website or contact the city’s Environmental Management Division at (770) 592-6000 ext 1702.