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Septic Frequently Asked Questions

Q. How does a Septic System Works

A. Visit the DEQ website by clicking here.

Q. How often should you have your tank pumped?

A. There are a lot of variables to how often you pump your septic system.  Such as the number of people in the home.  The amount of water used, garbage disposal use and the size of the tank.  The size of the septic tank should be determu=ined by number or bedrooms in the home. 

For an average home the following is recommended for pumping you septic tank:

Home with 1 person: Every 5 to 7 years
Home with 2 people:  Every 5 years
Home with 3 people: Every 3 years
Home with 4 to 5 people: Every 2 years


 Q. What else should I be aware of in the use of my Septic System?


What you do not want to go into your Septic System

  • Eliminate Grease Discharge
  • Food Scraps
  • Sanitary / Personal Hygiene items
  • Coffee Grounds
  • Hazardous chemicals: Paint, thinners, pesticides, etc.
  • Disposable diapers & baby wipes
  • Cat litter
  • Don't dump RV's holding tank into your septic tank
  • Q Tips
  • Cigarette Butts
  • Dental Floss
  • Condoms
  • Paper Towels
  • Disposable Cleaning wipes
  • Don't plant trees of deep rooted plants on drain field or sand filter
  • Don't hook up water softener discharge line to system



What you do want to do with your Septic System

  • Conserve water
  • Landscape Carefully
  • Inspect your septic system regularly
  • Keep your septic tank accessible for servicing
  • Divert other water sources away from your tank and drain field
  • Pump tank when needed to prevent backups and sludge from getting to drain field
  • Minimize the use of your garbage disposal