Helpful Hints to Prolong the Life of Your Septic System

Remember, your drains are not trash cans. Flush only human waste, a moderate amount of toilet paper, and bath, dish, and clothes washing water.

Don't dump grease, coffee grounds, cigarette butts, sanitary products, chemicals, medications, inert materials (carpet lint, wrappers, etc.), or toxic substances down the drain.

Use water efficiently. Use water-saving shower heads, low flow toilets, and front loading washers. Repair leaking fixtures and make sure your sump pit is not connected to the septic system.

Have your tank pumped every three years.

Don't drive on or build over any part of your system.