Carefully Site and Maintain Your Septic System

The design and maintenance of an onsite wastewater treatment system (OWTS), commonly referred to as a “septic system,” are two important responsibilities for a property owner concerned about Lake George water quality.

Key Messages:

1. The location of a septic system is a critical part of site design. Soil considerations are the most important factor for location of a septic system.
2. Pump out your septic tank every two or three years, depending on use, to not only help protect the quality of the lake, but also to ensure system efficiency.
3. Many improved septic system designs that maximize water quality protection are available.

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