Maintaining your septic system

Proper operation and maintenance of your septic system can have a significant impact on how well it works and how long it lasts. System maintenance is the responsibility of the homeowner.

The regular pumping of your septic tank prevents solids from escaping into the drain field and clogging your system.

Why maintain your system? 

Money:  Failing septic tank systems are very expensive to repair or replace and improper maintenance by the homeowners is a common cause of early system failure.  It is more cost effective to maintain/pump your septic tank than to replace the unit.

Health:  When septic systems fail, inadequately treated household wastewater is released into the environment.  Untreated wastewater from failing septic systems can contaminate nearby wells, groundwater and drinking water sources.

Economic Health of your Community:  Failing septic systems can cause property values to decline.  It can also contribute to the pollution of local rivers, lakes, etc.

Please have your septic tanks inspected and pumped on a regular maintenance schedule.

If you need a list of vendors who provide this service, please contact the Southern Ute Construction Services Dept. at 970-563-0260.

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