WASTEWATER DO'S AND DON'TS


Do's & Don'ts for your Onsite Wastewater Disposal System

Do Practice water conservation -- the amount of wastewater that this Onsite Wastewater Disposal System (Septic System) can handle is limited.
Do Wash clothing and dishes only when you have a full load.
Do Contact the septic system maintenance person if an alarm sounds or other problems develop.
Do Connect all plumbing to the septic tank-- surface discharge of greywater is prohibited.
Do Minimize the amount of sand entering into the septic system.
Don't Flush unnecessarily
Don't Dispose of the following into the septic system:
Paper towels, sanitary napkins, tampons, disposable diapers, condoms, cigarettes, coffee grounds, cat litter, grease.
Don't Use water if the power goes out and your system incorporates a pump.
Don't Use septic tank additives.
Don't Drain hot tubs or spas into your septic system.
Don't Plant trees in the leachfield area.
Don't Dispose of toxic chemicals in the septic system.



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