H2Ohio Updates: Chippewa Lake & Farming Grants

As we prepare to embark upon a new year, H2Ohio is gearing up with new projects to continue the statewide efforts to clean up our waterways and improve our drinking water quality. Read on to learn about exciting new developments with the H2Ohio Initiative.

No Such Thing as “Good” Grease for Your Septic System

No good Grease for Septic System

Most septic owners are aware that pouring down the drain meat drippings, butter, and other greases that congeal at room temperature is a bad idea. Even if they don’t know the effect these FOGs (Fats, Oils, Grease) have on their septic system, they know they can create nightmare clogs in their pipes. But what most septic owners don’t realize is … Read More

What to Do in a Septic Emergency

Septic System Emergency

Nobody wants to think about it, much less have to actually deal with it, but knowing what to do in a septic emergency can mean the difference between needing a septic repair and a septic replacement.

Top Tips for Extending the Life of Your Septic System

One of the most common questions septic owners ask is how long they can expect their septic system to last. This isn’t too surprising when you consider that the average cost to replace a septic system can range from $13k to $25k.

Coffee Grounds & Your Septic System

Can you flush coffee grounds into your septic system? There are several reasons you should never flush coffee grounds into your septic system. Some of them, you’ll probably expect, but you may be surprised by one of the most significant reasons they are on the septic system blacklist of “unflushables.” Read about them on our blog.

How is Toilet Paper Made?

Few people realize what toilet paper is made of, let alone how it’s made. So, here’s a fun primer detailing how toilet paper is made, the differences between virgin and recycled paper, and some fun facts, including which we recommend for use in your septic system.

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.

Environmental Concerns of a Failing Septic System

Failing Septic System - Supeck Septic Services

Governor DeWine’s H2Ohio clean water initiative has entered its pilot phase, aimed at reducing agricultural fertilizer and phosphorus runoff [link to farming grants blog], restructuring and creating wetlands, and addressing failing septic systems. Noted as having the most significant impact on Ohio’s water quality, these three areas will be H2Ohio’s focus for the remainder of this year.

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