Home Septic System Guide

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:

http://www.epa.gov/npdespub/pubs/homeowner_guide_long_customize.pdf