Learn About Septic Systems
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. Watch in English or Spanish.
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Maintaining Your Septic System - the Basics
- Check for settling, cracks, or other damage around the exposed portions of your tanks
- Clean outlet filter once a year (if applicable)
- Inspect and pump or remove biosolids every 3 to 5 years
- Protect clean outs and turn-up pipes and maintain the vegetation over your drainfield