As part of SepticSmart Week, we would like to share some information about the importance of maintaining and properly caring for your septic system for your health, your neighbor’s health, and the health of the lake!
Check out this quick and easy guide on how to do your part and care for your septic system:
Why Maintain Your Septic System?
It SAVES you money
Regular maintenance fees of $250 to $300 every three to four years compared to the cost of repairing or replacing a malfunctioning system, which can cost $3,000 – $7,000 or more!
It protects your property value
An unusable septic system or one in disrepair will lower your property value, and potentially can pose a costly legal liability.
It keeps you and your neighbors healthy
Household wastewater contains disease causing bacteria and viruses and high levels of nitrogen and phosphorus. If a septic system is well-maintained and working properly, it will remove most of these pollutants.
It protects the environment
When malfunctioning septic systems release bacteria, viruses, and chemicals into the ground, they eventually enter streams, rivers, lakes, and more, harming local ecosystems by killing native plants, fish, and shellfish.
Learn more about how your septic system operates, why it is important to properly maintain your system, and simple, every-day tips to help you avoid costly system repairs or replacement at: www.epa.gov/septic/more-resources-homeowners-septic-systems