Plan for septic system care and maintenance.

- Use bio-degradable soaps only.

- Soaps and shampoos from grocery stores are made of grease.  Even the bio-soaps are not true Bio.  Do not use soaps and shampoos from the grocery stores.

- If using proper Bio soaps, then use 1 lb of yeast every 6 months by flushing the yeast down the toilet.  Activate the yeast with sugar and luke warm water.

- Do not dispose of fats, grease or cooking oil down a drain.

- Never dispose of automotive fluids such as gas, oils, transmission fluid, grease or antifreeze down any drain

- Do not use a garbage disposal or put coffee grounds, meat bones or other food products that are difficult to biodegrade down the drain.

- Do not dispose of household cleaning fluids down the drain, and use disinfectants sparingly.

- Do not dispose of or rinse any containers from pesticides, herbicides or other potentially toxic substances down any drain.

- Do not dispose of any nonbiodegradable substances or objects such as cigarette butts, disposable diapers, feminine products (particularly tampons), down any drain or toilet.

- Minimize water usage.  Do not run water continuously while rinsing dishes or thawing frozen food products.  Consider limiting toilet flushes.

- Run only full loads when using a washing machine or dishwasher.  Try to stagger use of the washing machine.

- Do not use chemicals to start up or clean yoour system.  They are unnecessary and may actually harm the system or the ground water.

- Do not connect any clear water sources, such as footing and foundation sump pumps to sewage system.

- Pump septic tank every two years if the family hs four or more people.  Two single adults can get by every five years.