Inspecting Your Household Septic System
Out of sight and out of mind—does this describe your relationship with your septic system? If you are like most homeowners, you probably never give much thought to what happens to what goes down your drain. But if you rely on a septic system to treat and disperse your household wastewater, what you don’t know can hurt you. Proper operation and maintenance of your septic system can have a significant impact on how well it works and how long it lasts; and in most communities, septic system maintenance is the responsibility of you, the homeowner. This fact sheet was written as one in a series to help you maintain your septic system.