One in five U.S. homes have septic systems. Yours may be one of them. If your septic system is not properly maintained you may be risking your family’s health, hurting the environment, and flushing thousands of dollars down the drain. In addition, a septic inspection will most likely be required when selling your home.
The EPA’s SepticSmart initiative is a nation-wide public education effort with resources for homeowners to learn how septic systems work and to provide simple, everyday tips on how to properly maintain them.