Septic Maintenance & Repair

To learn more about septic system maintenance, safety, repair, and financial assistance, explore the buttons below.

Understanding Your Septic System
Maintaining Your System
Septic System Safety
Repairing your System

State law (Chapter 246-272A-0270) requires that homeowners inspect and maintain their septic systems to ensure it is functioning properly. The longevity of your on-site septic system relies heavily on the way that you care for it. Be sure to:

  • Complete additional routine maintenance that is required for some system types.
    • Take a look at the monitoring frequencies document to see how often your system needs maintenance and monitoring.
    • Gravity systems typically need maintenance every 3 years.
    • Alternative systems need maintenance annually unless otherwise specified by manufacturer requirements.
  • Monitor what goes into your system
  • Protect the system from surface water and drainage, soil compaction, and other activities that might cause it to fail or lead to early failure. 
  • Schedule regular pumping for your septic tank. See our list of certified pumpers.
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