Septic System Maintenance – Good for the Lake, Good for Your Pocketbook

EPA Septic Pumping 2If you’re not properly maintaining your septic system, you’re not only hurting the lake and lake wildlife, you’re putting your family’s health at risk—and may be flushing thousands of dollars down the drain!

Regular maintenance fees of $200 to $300 (normal for Standish ME) every three to four years is a bargain compared to the cost of repairing or replacing a malfunctioning system, which can cost between $3,000 and $7,000 for a conventional system. The frequency of pumping required for your system depends on how many people live in your home and the size of the system.

Give some thought to the last time you had your system on Watchic Lake pumped. If it was before the Red Sox won their last World Series (2013 in case you were wondering), or when the summer Olympics were held in London (2012), its definitely time for a pumping!

The US Environmental Protect Agency has some great information to help you learn about and maintain your septic system. Click here to learn more about SepticSmart.

Feel free to Contact Us if you need recommendations of folks to help pump and maintain your septic system.