Conserve water to reduce the amount of wastewater to be treated.
Install low flow devices on sink faucets, showerheads, and toilets.
Regularly check your sink faucets, showerheads, and toilets for leaks.
Discharge only biodegradable wastes into your septic system.
Divert water from downspouts or any other surface water away from your leach field.
Keep your septic tank cover accessible for inspection and pumping.
Call a qualified septic system professional if you detect a problem with your system.
Install Energy Star appliances such as washing machines and dishwashers to cut down on water consumption.
Check toilets, faucets, and showerheads for leaks and tighten them up as needed.
Divert the backwash from any water purifier/softener units to a separate drywell.
Use an in-sink garbage disposal.
Allow faucets, toilets, or any other water use device to continue leaking.
Flush non-biodegradable items down your toilet.
Dump solvents, oils, paints, thinners, or other toxic chemicals down your drains.
Pour any commercial additives into your system without first consulting a qualified septic system engineer.
Allow cooking oils and greases to enter your drains.
Dig up your leach field or build anything over it.
Flush paper towels down the toilet.
Drive any vehicle over you leach field or compact the soil in any way.