WELL AND SEPTIC MAINTENANCE TIPS - CLEAN MICHIGAN DRINKING WATER AND EFFICIENT WASTE REMOVAL

Dated: April 21 2023

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Michigan is a beautiful state with abundant natural resources. However, many properties in Michigan rely on well and septic systems for their water and waste management. Proper maintenance of these systems is crucial for ensuring the health and safety of residents and the environment. Here are some tips for maintaining your well and septic tank in Michigan.

Well Maintenance:

  1. Test your well water regularly: Test your well water at least once a year for bacteria, nitrates, and other contaminants. This is especially important if you have a new well or have recently had repairs done.
  2. Keep hazardous chemicals away from the well: Do not store or use hazardous chemicals such as pesticides, fertilizers, or motor oil near your well. These chemicals can seep into the ground and contaminate your well water.
  3. Protect your well from contamination: Make sure your well is properly sealed and covered to prevent contamination from surface water, insects, and rodents.

Septic Tank Maintenance:

  1. Pump your septic tank regularly: Septic tanks should be pumped every 3-5 years, depending on the size of the tank and the number of people in the household. Regular pumping prevents solids from building up and clogging the drain field.
  2. Avoid flushing harmful substances: Do not flush anything other than human waste and toilet paper down the toilet. Substances like oil, grease, and chemicals can harm your septic system and the environment.
  3. Protect your drain field: Do not park or drive over your drain field, as it can compact the soil and damage the pipes. Also, avoid planting trees or shrubs near the drain field, as their roots can invade and clog the pipes.

In conclusion, proper maintenance of your well and septic tank is essential for keeping your family healthy and safe, as well as protecting the environment. By following these simple tips, you can ensure that your well and septic system function properly for years to come.

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