Have you ever wondered what a septic system is? Who is responsible to take care of it? How to maintain it?
A brief description of a septic system: It is one method of treating all waste water that exits your home through plumbing. It will enter typically a septic tank and then a drainfield.
The homeowner is the individual responsible for all maintenance of each individual home septic system. This means personally attending to problems or calling a professional when needed. There are many ways to maintain your system and get the longest life out of each unit.
The EPA has a very nice brochure with detailed descriptions, pictures and information concerning your home septic system. It can be found at: