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Septic Tank DONT’s

  • Don’t drive over your septic tank or soak area or compact the soil in any way
  • Don’t dig in this area or cover with any hard surface such as concrete etc.
  • Don’t plant anything over or near the soak area or septic tank as roots may damage the drain lines
  • Don’t use your toilet as a bin and limit the use of chemicals and cleansers down the drain. Harsh chemicals kill the bacteria that help purify your wastewater.
  • Don’t waste money on septic tank additives. The bacteria needed to treat wastewater is naturally present in sewage. Additives do not eliminate the need for emptying your tank regularly.
  • Never enter a septic tank – toxic gases from the tank can kill. If your system develops problems contact us immediately.