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Helpful Tips

Septic System Guidelines: Do's and Don'ts

  • DON'T flush material that will not easily decompose, such as hair, diapers, cigarette butts, matches, or feminine hygiene products.

  • DON'T dig in your drain field or build anything over it.

  • DON'T drive over the septic tank or drainfield.

  • DON'T plant anything over or near the drain field except grass. Roots from nearby trees or shrubs may clog and damage drain lines

  • DO conserve water to avoid overloading the system.

  • DO use substitutes for household hazardous waste.

  • DO cover the drain field with a grass cover to prevent erosion and remove excess water.

  • DO have your septic tank pumped out regularly by a DEQ licensed contractor.

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