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Posted on: January 21, 2021

[ARCHIVED] Do Your Part, Be SepticSmart!

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Is your home on a septic system? Taking care of your septic system is not only beneficial to maintaining your home, but also beneficial to ensuring the health of local waterways. Here are a couple of tips to help make sure your septic system is up and running properly.

  1. Have your system inspected and pumped out at least once every five years; it is not only recommended, but required under the County’s Chesapeake Bay Preservation Ordinance.
  2. Take measures to not add extra strain on plumbing by fixing leaks and utilizing high efficiency fixtures.
  3. Avoid putting fats, oils, and greases down your drain; these will strain to your system.
  4. Avoid flushing non-degradable items that could clog your system.
  5. Avoid driving and parking over your septic field which could lead to system failures.

Keeping your septic system working properly is good for everyone, from the environment to your bank account. Please do your part!

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Media Contact:
Renee Dallman, Public Information Officer
757-253-6605; renee.dallman@jamescitycountyva.gov 

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