Don’t Forget Your Septic System: Protect It and Inspect It

Published August 26, 2019 | Planning & Community Development | Automatically Archived on 11/30/2019

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It is easy to forget the need for septic system inspection and maintenance. But, it is important to maintain your septic system to prevent leaks, avoid costly clean-out and repairs, and stop stormwater pollution. A septic system is your very own on-site sewage treatment facility and is generally trouble-free if you understand how it works and follow a few simple rules. Leaking and poorly maintained septic systems release nutrients and pathogens (bacteria and viruses) that can be picked up by stormwater and discharged into nearby waterways. Pathogens can cause public health problems and environmental concerns.

See what you can do to help, click below for the EPA Septic Homeowner brochure.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For more information, please visit the MassDEP website at https://www.mass.gov/septic-systems-title-5

For a list of septic haulers licensed in Sudbury, please visit https://sudbury.ma.us/health/2019-permitted-haulers-spread-sheet/.

 

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