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* Conserve water whenever and where-ever you can. The more water that enters the system, the less effective the treatment system is. Conserve water by:

* Fixing leaks and faucet drips; 

* Using low flow toilets, shower heads, and faucets; 

* Controlling the number of loads of clothes washed per day; 

* Take shorter showers; 

* Reducing the amount of water running while brushing teeth, shaving, and bathing, etc. 

* Flush toilets less often;

* Replace less older appliances with modern water-efficient models;

* Use moderate amounts of toilet paper;

* Take showers instead of baths, and make them shorter;

* Wash only full loads of dishes and clothes;

* Use liquid detergent in the dishwasher;

* Use a front loading washer;

* Install a filter on the washer to remove lint;

* Use no-phosphate detergent;

* Hand wash dishes whenever possible;

* Use bio-degradable detergents;

* Route roof drains, storm drains, sump pumps away from the septic system drain field;

* Consider replacing your toilet system with a composting or incinerating toilet;

* Landscape the absorption field with only grass;

* Properly design for septic system expansion if additional bedrooms, bathrooms, or other water generating additions are planned;

* Have your septic tank system inspected annually

* Have your septic system pumped at least once every three years, but more frequently based upon the table below:


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