The Texas Water Resources Institute, or TWRI, has recently published the Septic System Maintenance & Inspection Pocket Guide, a free guide for helping homeowners maintain their septic systems and prevent them from failing.
The main topic areas of the guide are:
- What is a Septic System?
- Maintenance Tips for a Longer Lasting Septic System.
- Is Your Septic System Failing?
- What to Avoid.
- Resources, Maintenance Record.
The guide includes useful illustrations of conventional and aerobic septic systems, along with enumerated lists of their component parts and other aspects of the two systems. It also includes useful maintenance tips and best practices for extending septic system life, such as regular septic tank pumping, maintaining the drainfield/sprayfield, cleaning effluent screens, ensuring tank accessibility and keeping detailed maintenance records.
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