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What is a septic system? How does it work?
How do I maintain it?


Get the answers to these questions and more in this short, easy to understand video from the team at Orange County Environmental Health.

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Maintaining your septic system: The Basics
*Inspect and pump or remove biosolids every 3-5 years,
*Clean outlet filter once a year (if applicable),
*Protect cleanouts and turn-up pipes and maintain the vegetation over your drainfield, and
*Check for settling, cracks, or other damage around the exposed portions of your tanks.

Publications

Dont Flush
Keep It Flowing: A guide to caring for your septic system
NCSU Septic System Owners Guide
NCSU Improving Septic Systems


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