As communities grow more crowded and awareness of the impact of one home upon another, regulatory authorities have begun to pay more attention to the proper maintenance of each individual property.
One factor under scrutiny is the septic system. Rather than leave it up to the homeowner to decide how often to clean and pump a system, a growing number of municipalities are imposing requirements. In addition, state laws are becoming more stringent. If an existing system fails, or in the building of new homes, some states have begun imposing tighter regulations on the types of systems allowed.
Nationwide about 25% of all homes rely on a septic system. With so many systems in constant use and most of them older models of inferior design, fear has been mounting that improperly maintained systems will pollute ground-water supplies or that the health of one’s own family could be jeopardized.
On the local level, some individual communities are starting to enact regulations. Brookfield, CT, for example, passed an ordinance in 1985 requiring the inspection of every home with a septic system, once every four years. On the state level, Connecticut passed legislation in 1989 requiring the replacement of any failed tank with a more sophisticated, more expensive two-compartment tank.
THE BEST WAY TO AVOID major repairs or replacement, or to avoid being fined for operating a substandard system. is to call in your local SEPTIC PROFESSIONAL.
- they can coach you on all local laws and regulations.
- they can check out your system.
- they can coach you on the proper maintenance of your system.
- they can supply you with commercial strength PRO-PUMP* and confirm the dosage rates needed to maintain your individual system.
- they can save you money by pumping out your system before it fails.