Septic Tank Maintenance


Did you know that:
  • One of the largest sources of water pollution is poorly functioning private septic systems.
  • Water that carries harmful bacteria from failing septic systems can come into contact and pollute groundwater, rivers, lakes, and streams.


How to avoid problems:
  • Flush only human waste and toilet paper into septic tanks
  • Do not use the toilet as a trash can
  • Avoid flooding your septic tank by fixing leaks and conserving water
  • Have your septic system inspected and pumped at least once every three to five years

Clean Water Campaign

For more information on maintaining your septic system visit the Clean Water Campaign website or contact the city’s Environmental Management Division at (770) 592-6000 ext 1702.