Operation and Maintenance
Nearly one-fifth of American households depend on septic systems to treat their wastewater and failure to maintain a septic system can lead to backups, malfunctions and early failures that can result is costly repairs. The EPA's SepticSmart program educates homeowners about the proper system care and maintenance all year long.
Below are links to the EPA SepticSmart Web page along with other information for the proper care and maintenance of your septic system.
- EPA SepticSmart
- The Do's and Don'ts of your Septic System
- Homeowners' Guide to Septic Systems
- Do's and Don'ts of your Advanced Treatment Unit (ATU)
- Proper Landscaping on and around your system
- New Homebuyer's Guide to Septic Systems
Operation and Maintenance of a Household Sewage Treatment System
Owning a household sewage treatment system is a big financial investment in your property. It is a mini- wastewater treatment plant right in your yard. Proper operation and maintenance of your system is very important to make sure it operates effectively and efficiently for many years and does not create nuisance conditions or contaminate water resources.