Maintenance of Septic Systems, Sump Pumps, and Water Softeners
You do produce manure, you knew that right? Did you ever stop to think what happens when you flush the toilet? It isn’t magical, it isn’t a mystery, it is simply the beginning of a long trail of treatment. If any step of this treatment is failing, the surrounding water’s quality is in jeopardy. Wastewater treatment in the Grand Lake St. Marys Watershed range from septic systems to centralized sewer. No matter what happens when you flush, you are responsible for maintaining your part of the treatment system. Sump pump and water softener discharges must also be routed properly. If you live in the country, this means a periodic septic system check-up and pumping. If you live in an area with centralized sewer, you need to make sure you are properly tied into the system. For more information see below or check with your local health department.
Central Sewer Checklist
Cost Share Still Available
Cost Share Map - Watershed Septic
Cost Share for Replacing or Repairing Failing Septic System - 319 Grant Application
Currents: Did You Flush?
Septic System Maintenance Checklist
Sump Pump Questions