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College of Agriculture and Life Sciences

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Maintaining Your Septic Tank

Author: 
Farrell-Poe, Kitt
Publication Date: 
March 2010
Publication Number: 
AZ1160
Pages: 
2 pp.
Abstract or Description: 
Your septic tank is the first step of the waste-water treatment process and must be properly maintained in order to work correctly. Inadequate maintenance can cause sewage to back up into the house and solids to overflow to the drain field. Often, the drain field must be abandoned and a new one constructed when solids clog the soil. This publication is one of the fact sheets in a series developed to help septic system owners maintain their septic systems. Originally published: 2000
Language: 
English
Publisher: 
College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, University of Arizona (Tucson, AZ)
Contributor: 
Agricultural & Biosystems Engineering
Relation: 
University of Arizona Cooperative Extension Publication AZ1160
Keyword: 
water treatment
sewage
Type: 
Text
Subject Category: 
Consumer Education
Water
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