• Inspecting Your Household Septic System

      Farrell-Poe, Kitt; Agricultural & Biosystems Engineering (College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, University of Arizona (Tucson, AZ), 2010-04)
      If you rely on a septic system to treat and dispose of your household wastewater, what you don't know can hurt you. Proper operation and maintenance of your septic system can have a significant impact on how well it works and how long it lasts, and in most communities, septic system maintenance is the responsibility of the homeowner. This fact sheet was written as one in a series to help septic system owners maintain their septic systems.
    • Maintaining Your Septic Tank

      Farrell-Poe, Kitt; Agricultural & Biosystems Engineering (College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, University of Arizona (Tucson, AZ), 2010-03)
      Your septic tank is the first step of the waste-water treatment process and must be properly maintained in order to work correctly. Inadequate maintenance can cause sewage to back up into the house and solids to overflow to the drain field. Often, the drain field must be abandoned and a new one constructed when solids clog the soil. This publication is one of the fact sheets in a series developed to help septic system owners maintain their septic systems.
    • Managing Your Household Septic System

      Farrell-Poe, Kitt; Agricultural & Biosystems Engineering (College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, University of Arizona (Tucson, AZ), 2010-03)
      Onsite/septic system owners need information on how septic systems work, how to maintain them and precautions to take to decrease the potential for the septic system to contaminate groundwater or surface water. This article helps septic system owners to manage their household septic system by providing information on controlling volume and quality of wastewater, maintaining the septic tank and the drain field.
    • Operation and Maintenance Tips for Your Septic System

      Farrell-Poe, Kitt; Agricultural & Biosystems Engineering (College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, University of Arizona (Tucson, AZ), 2010-03)
      Properly sited, designed, constructed, and maintained septic systems can provide an efficient and economical wastewater treatment alternative to public sewer systems. Onsite/septic system owners need information on how septic systems work, how to maintain them, and precautions to take to decrease the potential for the septic system to contaminate groundwater or surface water. This publication provides operation and maintenance tips for managing your septic system.
    • Understanding Your Household Septic System

      Farrell-Poe, Kitt; Agricultural & Biosystems Engineering (College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, University of Arizona (Tucson, AZ), 2010-03)
      Knowing how your on-site septic system functions will help you understand how to care for the system to maximize its ability to treat your household's wastewater. This publication gives a brief overview on how septic systems work. Topics also include the soil absorption system and managing your system.