Caring for your septic system

Your sewage system requires careful attention to design, construct and maintain it.

How do I know if there is a problem with my septic system?

If you notice any of the following you may have a problem with your septic system:

What can I do to protect my sewage system?

Your sewage system can provide years of use, as long as it is properly maintained and serviced. Here are some tips to protect your sewage system to get the most out of it:

In addition to the above tips, you should avoid discharging harmful items into a septic system that aren’t designed to accept it. Some items can greatly reduce the ability of the beneficial bacteria in your septic system to break down and treat domestic sewage. Others can clog your septic system. These items include:

For more information, please speak to a public health inspector by calling Public Health Sudbury & Districts at 705.522.9200 or toll-free at 1.866.522.9200.

This item was last modified on September 1, 2023