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Why should I maintain my septic tank?

There are three important reasons for maintaining your septic tank:

  1. It saves you money in the long run (repairs and replacement costs)
  2. Untreated sewage water contains disease-causing bacteria that could affect you, your family, your community and the environment (groundwater, wells etc.)
  3. Contamination of water bodies by failed septic tanks affects the economy. Water pollution, offensive odours, fish contamination etc. all have a detrimental effect on tourism and the economic viability of the area

Committing a bit of attention to the care of your septic tank system, can help avoid the nightmare of it failing. Providing your system was properly located, designed and installed, by following the recommendations below, you can help your system to work properly for years to come.