the most common sewage disposal systems is a septic
system. A typical septic system consists of a septic
tank, splitter box* and a drain field. Typically, septic
tanks are constructed of concrete or fiberglass, they
are watertight and equipped with a riser.
Typically, the drain field is constructed of drain rock
and 5 inch perforated pipe. Regular maintenance
together with good water conservation and waste disposal
habits can optimize system efficacy and extend the life
span of most septic systems.
SEPTIC SYSTEM MAINTENANCE
Maintain good drainage
around the drain field.
Keep ground water
including, sump pump discharge, away from the drain
Maintain a grass cover over the
Keep chemicals, phosphates, non
biodegradables, etc. out of the septic system.
septic tank at five year intervals or as required.
Monitor water usage to limit or
prevent system overload.
Do not use a garbage disposal.
Keep fat, oil & grease
out of the system.
The bottom line!
"IF IT AIN'T SEWAGE
IT SHOULD NOT GO DOWN THE DRAIN"