Septic Tank Maintenance

POLLUTION

Did you know?
  • 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
For more information, go to cleanwatercampaign.org.