Pumping your Septic Tank

The Riverside Country Health Department recommends that a residential septic tank be pump each 3 years.  However, some tanks should be pumped more often, some less ofter.  Please refer to Maintenance Suggestions

Pumping your Septic Tank is like changing your oil filter.  It removes those solids that don't break down naturally (lints, greases, etc.).  Unless these solids are pumped from your tank, they will leach downsteam and cause pre-mature failure of your leaching system.



How a Septic Tank Works
The Typical Septic Tank
Leaching Systems
Maintenance Suggestions
Things are backing up.  What next?
How to Locate your Septic Tank
What can go wrong?
Pumping your Septic Tank
Septic Tank and Cesspool Sizes

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