- Every 3 years have us vacuum the solids from the tank.
Water conservation is very important.
Knowing what not to flush is important. Do not use the septic system for disposal of anything that can easily be put into the trash. This only adds to the solids built up that will eventually need to be pumped out.
Avoid grinding up food scraps, coffee grounds, and disposing of grease and cooking oils down the drains.
- Use toilet paper that is biodegradable and approved for use in septic systems by the National Sanitation Foundation (NSF).
- Don’t plant trees within 6 feet of the system, their roots can clog the pipes.
- Don’t allow anyone to drive over or park on the septic system.
- Don’t fence livestock over the septic system.
- Don’t dig in or cover the drain field with concrete or asphalt. Grass should be the only cover.
- Don’t pour harmful chemicals or cleansers into the system. Paints, varnishes, thinners, waste oils, photographic solutions, and pesticides can destroy the biological action in the system and pollute the environment.
- Don’t attempt to repair the septic system without contacting Waters Vacuum Truck Service. We will obtain the required Health Department permits and make necessary repairs.
- Use appropriate caution when inspecting the septic system as toxic gases can be released.
- Home owners should be alert to the following warning signs of a failing septic system:
- Test results of well water show the presence of bacteria.
- The ground in the area is wet or soggy.
- Grass grows greener or faster in the area.
- Sewage odors in the house or yard.
- Plumbing backups into the house.
- Slowly draining sinks and toilets.
- Gurgling sounds in the plumbing.
- If one or more of these warning signs exist, the home owner should contact Waters Vacuum Truck Service to have the system inspected and pumped.
Use a reliable and trustworthy hauler authorized to pump out Sand/Oil Interceptors such as Waters Vacuum Truck Service. Waters handles the testing, inspection, collection and disposal of Sand/Oil Interceptor type waste and maintains a service schedule based on the customer’s needs/requirements.