Septic System Savvy: Maintaining Your Onsite Wastewater Treatment Unit

by | Sep 21, 2023 | Wastewater Treatment | 0 comments

Did you know, homeowners are responsible for maintaining and operating their onsite wastewater systems? This includes keeping comprehensive maintenance records.

Maintenance Frequency: Maintenance frequency depends on the type of system: every 5 years for gravity dispersal Type 1 systems, every 2 years for pressure dispersal Type 1 systems, and annually for all other systems, including Type 2 and Type 3 systems.

Typical Maintenance Activities: Maintenance activities include checking the tank’s structural integrity, sludge and scum levels, and assessing filters and components’ condition.

A well-maintained septic system can last up to 40 years, while neglected ones often malfunction within 15 years. To ensure the longevity of your system and prevent costly issues, it’s crucial to follow these maintenance guidelines and, when in doubt, consult with a professional like MSR Solutions.

Remember, your septic system plays a significant role in your home’s functionality and the environment’s well-being. By giving it the care it deserves, you’re not only protecting your investment but also contributing to a cleaner, safer future.