• Spread out laundry over several days. Doing all of your laundry on one day can put more water into the system than it can treat.
• Use only biodegradable soaps and cleaning agents.
• Spend less time in the shower with the water running. Long showers can attribute to excess water usage.
• If your system has a splitter (diverter) box, make the adjustment to alternate the usage of your leach lines once yearly.
• Don’t pour cooking or any other kind of oil or grease down the drains or toilet.
• Don’t put any paints or solvents of any kind down your drains, not even water based paints.
• Don’t flush anything down the toilet except toilet tissue and what ever you have already eaten. This should be a strict rule.
• Don’t neglect your septic system. It is your onsite wastewater treatment plant. Having city sewers comes with a sewer tax. While you have the benefit of not paying that tax, you have the responsibility to maintain your treatment plant.
• Don’t rely on the wide range of septic tank additives to be a substitute for the routine pumping of you tank. There are no products, at this time, that can be used without also periodically pumping the tank.