Great Article on Septic Tank Maintenance!

“Hot tubs are a great way to relax. Unfortunately, your septic system was not designed to handle large quantities of water from your hot tub. Emptying hot tub water into your septic system stirs the solids in the tank and pushes them out into the drainfield, causing it to clog and fail. Draining your hot tub into a septic system or over the drainfield can overload the system. Instead, drain cooled hot tub water onto turf or landscaped areas well away from the septic tank and drainfield, and in accordance with local regulations. Use the same caution when draining your swimming pool.”

For more great advice, visit this link:

http://www.epa.gov/owm/septic/pubs/homeowner_guide_long.pdf

~The Doo Doo Guru

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