What is a septic system?
There are a number of different septic systems, each with its own design. Here is a conventional system. It consists of three main parts: the septic tank, the drain field, and the soil beneath the drain field.
Four steps to a healthy septic system
1. Yearly inspect filter and pump your tank as necessary.
2. Use water efficiently.
Do not do all your laundry washing on the same day, but spread over a couple days. High water usage will stir up your septic tank, disturbing the settling process and push solids out into drainage area, or prematurely clogging effluent filter.
3. Do not dispose of household hazardous wastes in sinks or toilet.
4. Properly protect your drain field.
Only plant grass over your drain field. The roots from trees and shrubs can damage and clog the drain field. Do not place small buildings over any part of your system. Do not drive or park any car or other heavy vehicle over your drain field.
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Effluent Filters are designed to extend the life of your septic system by preventing solids from leaving the septic tank. These filters should be inspected and cleaned once a year. Having an effluent filter often will alert the homeowner of a problem in the septic system before it becomes a serious issue. If filters are not cleaned regularly they will cause drains to work in an unsatisfactory manner.