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System Maintenance




  • Familiarize yourself with the location of your system
  • Keep an as built system diagram in a safe place for reference
  • Keep accurate records of septic system maintenance and service calls
  • Test your well water three times a year
  • Have your tank inspected on a regular basis by a qualified person
  • Have your effluent filter checked and cleaned twice a year; if you donít have an effluent filter, consider having one installed
  • Conserve water in the house to reduce the amount of waste water that must be treated by your system
  • Repair leaky plumbing fixtures
  • Spread the number of loads of laundry throughout the week
  • Enter a septic tank - gases and lack of oxygen can be fatal
  • Put cooking oils or food waste down the drain
  • Flush hazardous chemicals, pharmaceuticals, cigarette butts or sanitary products
  • Use a garbage disposal unit unless your system has been designed for it
  • Use special additives that are claimed to enhance the performance of your system - you donít need them
  • Dig without knowing the location of your leaching bed
  • Drive or park over your tank or leaching bed
  • Allow livestock on the leaching bed
  • Plant trees or shrubs too close to the septic tank or leaching bed

Ask to see the license!

Anyone who installs, repairs, or services septic systems must be licensed by the Ontario Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing. you can view ours here.