Do you have property that requires you to have a septic system? These will be used in areas where no city sewer systems are available. Most homes outside city borders will have a septic system. There are a lot of things that you should know about properly maintaining your septic system.
One of the most important things to know about maintaining your septic system is not overusing water in the home. Water from faucets, showers, and toilets all flow through your septic system. If you use lots of water in your home, then a failure of the system may be a possibility.
Maintaining your septic system is a lot like conserving water. You need to fix many of the same issues like leaking faucets, installing low flow shower heads, and using water efficient toilets. However, there are also a lot of other things that you should and should not do to maintain your septic system.
Information about maintaining your septic system can be found on kingcounty.gov here…