Plan now. Save later.

Follow these rules to properly care for your septic system.


  • Conserve water
  • Substitute for bleach and ammonia cleaners
  • Plant grass on drainfield
  • Know location of all system components
  • Perform periodic septic system maintenance and inspections


  • Overload system
  • Flush medicines and hazardous materials down drain
  • Plant deep-rooted plants near tank or drainfield
  • Park, drive on, or allow animals access to drainfield
  • Wait until there is a problem before inspecting your septic system

Where do I drop off hazardous waste?

Visit the household hazardous waste location near you, or call 1.800.732.9253.