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

Ohio Grants to Upgrade and Repair Septic Systems

Grants to Repair Septic Systems

In a report published in 2013, the Ohio Department of Health estimated that 31% of Ohio’s septic systems were experiencing failure to some degree. The state has since put into place regulations requiring most septic systems to have a service agreement with an approved septic provider. The goal of these regulations is to help combat the environmental risks associated with … Read More

Septic Myth Busters

Septic System Myth Busters

There are many essential elements to any household, including a properly functioning heating and cooling system, a sound roof overhead, and a healthy septic system. Unfortunately, many homeowners do not give their septic systems much thought due to several myths circulating about the care and maintenance of septic systems. So we set out to debunk some of the most common … Read More

Commercial v. Residential Septic Systems

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One key difference between commercial and residential septic systems in the state of Ohio is which governmental agency is in charge of regulating them. The Ohio Department of Health oversees the regulation of residential septic systems, while the Ohio EPA oversees septic systems for most businesses, whether industrial or commercial, including anything other than one-, two-, or three-family dwellings.

H2Ohio Initiative Update

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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.

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.