Medication and Your Septic System

Medication on a table

Since the epiphany surrounding the pitfalls of flushing certain medication down our toilets, the most common way for medications to enter our septic systems is through human waste.

H2Ohio Initiative Update

Green leaf with water droplet representing H2Ohio Initiative

March 2019, Governor Mike DeWine called for, as part of his budget, the creation of an H2Ohio Initiative that would funnel $900 million over the next ten years into improving Ohio’s water quality.

What Happens When Your Aerator Isn’t Working?

glass of water representing aerator of septic tank

If you have an aerobic septic system (i.e., one with an aerator), chances are high that your system alarm has sounded at one point or another. More often than not, this alarm does not indicate your aerator is failing and that your system is facing catastrophic failure. More often than not, this alarm signals that something in your system needs … Read More

Landscaping and Lawn Care around Your Septic System

Landscaping with a Septic System

We talk a lot about the ways to ensure septic system health from inside the house, but we also need to think about how our landscaping and lawn care affect our systems. We know all about the things we shouldn’t flush down the toilets or pour down the drains. To ensure the health and longevity of your septic system, we … Read More

Sewage Pumps and Their Care

Sewage Pumps and Their Care

Today’s complex wastewater treatment systems sometimes include sewage sump pumps. Depending on the structure and layout of your system, your septic system may include either a sewage grinder pump or a sewage effluent pump. Here’s a brief discussion of how each pump works within your system as well as some care and maintenance tips to keep them properly functioning, even when the power goes out.

How the H2Ohio Initiative May Affect Septic Owners

ORC § 3718 and OAC § 3701-29

On March 5th, during his State of the State address, Governor Mike DeWine proposed the H2Ohio water quality initiative. This initiative is part of his proposed budget for 2020-2021. If approved, it will funnel $900 million over the next ten years, with $85 million spent in the first year, into improving Ohio’s water quality.

What Happens to your Septic System in a Flood

Flooding and your Septic System

Floods can effect your septic system. If your home, or the area surrounding your septic system, experiences a flood, your septic system may become waterlogged. Whether caused by the development of a leak in the lid, rising groundwater that enters into the inlet our outlet, or a saturated drainfield that is unable to drain, a flooded septic system is something … Read More

Winter and Your Septic System’s Bacterium

Winter And your Septic System Bacteria

You may be surprised to learn that these winter months put a unique stress on your septic system. When it comes to upkeep, we tend to think that wintertime offers a bit of a break from all the chores associated with taking care of our homes. After all, the grass doesn’t need to be cut, the leaves have all been … Read More

FOGs and your Septic System in Winter

FOGs in Winter

FOGs are especially burdensome as they are prone to not only solidifying, but freezing in your pipes and septic system. FOGs accumulate in your pipes faster in cold weather, solidifying and making trouble for your system.