In order to understand how best to handle and evolve our wastewater treatment systems, it’s important to understand the history of wastewater management.

Sludge buildup in your septic tank as wastewater is processed will inevitably need to be pumped out. While some believe that septic systems require no maintenance, the truth is that in order for your septic system to function properly, your septic tank should be inspected and pumped on a regular basis.

As drought conditions disappear, it’s important to keep in mind that for septic tank owners, water efficiency should be taken in account year round. Water conservation efforts inside your home reduce the amount of wastewater processed by your septic tank outside your home.

Yesterday I saw an editorial in the News-Press criticizing newly signed legislation in regards to septic tank maintenance. The author questioned the need for mandatory septic inspections every 3 to 5 years, stating that they were unnecessary.

Summer is here in Southwest Florida and afternoon thunderstorms and overcast skies indicate the beginning of the rainy season. Whether you’re new to this area or have lived here for many years, you’re probably familiar with the amount of rain that comes with summertime.

Have you been experiencing continued issues with your septic system? Has your septic system been suffering from years of neglect? Drainfield repairs in Southwest Florida are sometimes require when septic systems are poorly maintained.

You’d be surprised how the accumulation of the smallest items can have a major impact on the function of your septic tank and accelerate the need for septic maintenance. Household chemicals, paper products and other seemingly harmless materials can clog your septic tank filter or stress biological treatment taking place within your tank.

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