How well do you know your septic system?
If your property is not part of a community sewer system, then your household likely relies on an onsite sewage treatment system- otherwise known as a septic system.
Knowing how your septic system works and how to properly maintain it can help with:
- protecting the health of your family and neighbours > septic failure can release untreated wastewater and contaminate groundwater.
- preserving property value > a failed or decrepit system can lower your property's value.
- protecting the environment > a failed system can release untreated wastewater and pollute nearby creeks, lakes and ocean, affecting wildlife and recreational use of waterways.