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MAINTENANCE

Routine maintenance of on-site sewage systems are often overlooked by homeowners and may eventually lead to the system’s failure. The amount and frequency of maintenance required for your on-site system depends on the type of system you have.

Subsurface Disposal Systems (septic tank and lateral lines)

        Have your septic tank periodically pumped to remove solids by a licensed Septage Pumper and Hauler.

        Maintain good grass cover over your lateral lines and keep the grass mowed to increase evaporation and transpiration of moisture.

        Divert runoff water (roof drains, driveways etc) away from the area of your lateral lines.

 Aerobic Treatment Units

        Have your trash tank periodically pumped to remove solids by a licensed Septage Pumper and Hauler.

        Have a maintenance agreement with an authorized representative for routine checks repairs.

 

Lagoon Systems

        Have your septic tank periodically pumped to remove solids by a licensed Septage Pumper and Hauler.

        Keep the dikes mowed and remove all trees from the dikes of your lagoon

On-site sewage systems are designed to treat and dispose of a maximum number of gallons of wastewater a day. If the amount of wastewater is exceeded your on-site system may fail. It is recommended that water-conserving fixtures be installed in residences. Please contact your local DEQ office for additional information concerning maintenance of your on-site system.