Don'tdo all of your laundry in one day; space it out
Don'tput a lot of water into the system at one time. Use the water sparingly and teach children to do the same.
Don'tuse chemical compounds or septic tank cleaners. They do not improve the bacterial decomposition and may actually hinder it.
Don'tuse large amounts of laundry soaps, detergents, bleaches, drain cleaners, etc., as the recommended quantities should not adversely affect the system. Liquid soap is best.
Don'tdischarge any water treatment into septic system.
Don't flush the following:
Fat, grease, or oil (from cooking)
Excessive amounts of bleach
Excessive garbage disposal waste
Other heavy materials
and NEVERflush chemicals that could contaminate surface and groundwater, such as:
Dokeep trees and brush at least 15' away from your septic system to keep root systems from restricting flow.
Do educate your family as to proper use of the system
Docheck for faucet leaks; it is estimated that one leaky faucet can waste as much as 700 gallons of water a year.
Doset up and adhere to a sound system of inspection and cleaning.
Doinstall risers if needed. If the tank is more than a foot below ground level, simplify inspection and cleaning by installing a riser/manhole just below ground level. Most recently installed tanks that are just six to twelve inches below ground would not need a riser.
Douse boiling water or drain snake to open clogs.
Dominimize use with garbage disposals.
Dokeep accurate records pertaining to location and cleaning of the system in your permanent house file so that this information can be passed on to the next owner.
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