For more information about
septic systems, contact:
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Date system installed
Tank size gallons
sludge layer okay-may need
pumping next year
Joe Pumper 555-1234
Place on electrical box (fuse box) or other convenient location.
Things to keep in mind:
Inspect your system (every 1 to 3 years) and
pump your tank (as necessary, generally every
3 to 5 years).
Use water efficiently.
Don’t dispose of household hazardous wastes
in sinks and toilets.
Plant only grass over and near your septic
system. Roots from nearby trees or shrubs
might clog and damage the drainfield.
Don’t drive or park vehicles on any
part of your septic system.
Doing so can compact the
soil in your drainfield or
damage the pipes, tank, or
other septic system
Septic System Maintenance Record
Septic System Description
Contact your local authority if you don’t have this
Homeowner Septic System Checklist