Knowing where your septic system is located is important because you can avoid:
- Children from playing around the septic tank lid(s).
- Construction of structures over the drainfield.
- Cars & heavy equipment parked on your drainfield.
Make sure your septic tank lid(s) fit properly and are secure and durable. Check for damages or cracks and have them replaced to prevent injuries and falls into the tank.
Check the drainfield and down slope areas routinely for odors, wet spots, or surfacing sewage.
Spread heavier water use throughout the week. Fix water leaks and use water saving fixtures for shower, faucet-heads, toilets, and washing machines.
Avoid garbage disposal use. The disposal adds solids and grease to your system and may plug the drainfield.
Avoid allowing grease, hair, solid waste, and chemicals to go down the drain.
Avoid using septic tank additives.