Water Conservation Tips for Septic Owners

Water Conservation Tips

Most people do not give a lot of thought to their day-to-day water usage. These tips will help make you more mindful about your household’s water usage and offer some easy methods of conserving water throughout your day.

H2Ohio Funding for Failing Septic Systems

Update on H2Ohio, Water drop on leaf

While the H2Ohio funds have specifically been earmarked for seven counties within the Maumee River Watershed and Lake Erie Tributaries, statewide assistance for tackling failing septic systems is also available through the Water Pollution Control Loan Fund (WPCLF).

The Lowdown on Fabric Softener and Your Septic System

Many septic owners are extremely careful about what they flush into their systems, making sure to only flush items on the approved list. For many, one of the most surprising “banned” items is fabric softener. What’s not to love about fabric softener? It leaves your laundry cuddly soft, smelling fresh, and static-free. But when you consider that, like any other … Read More

Pathogens & Your Septic System: Is Your Groundwater Safe?

Pathogens in your Septic System

The Ohio Department of Health estimates there are more than a million households in Ohio that depend on septic systems to treat wastewater. In 2015, the ODH estimated that 31% of them were failing to some degree. Regulations to further protect Ohioans from septic failure have gone into effect since 2015, but many homeowners still wonder what pathogens may be … Read More

Preparing for Your Septic Tank Pumping

Depending on the size of a home and the number of occupants, a septic tank should be pumped every 1-3 years. Several factors contribute to requiring more frequent cleanings, such as having a garbage disposal (which we adamantly advise against), the age and design of the septic system, and the type and amount of solids being flushed into the system. … Read More

Home Repairs and Your Septic System: What Not to Flush Down the Drain

Home Improvements

Home improvement projects, fun as they may be, create a significant amount of “liquid waste” – everything from crud and grime to paint and joint compound. While some of these projects can be safely cleaned up and washed down the drain into public sewage treatment systems, most of them should never be flushed into your septic system.