REMINDERS FOR THE CARE & MAINTENANCE
OF A SEPTIC TANK SEWAGE DISPOSAL SYSTEM

(Everyone in Belcarra uses a septic tank system of some kind –
Visitors, babysitters, etc., need to be reminded of this fact.)

DO...

  • DO – Have your tank pumped every 3 to 5 years.
  • DO – Know where your system is; have a map with measurements.
  • DO – Use water sparingly and divert surface drainage water away from the septic field.
  • DO – Plant grass on the drain field rather than trees or shrubs, (roots can create problems).
  • DO – Dispose of hazardous wastes appropriately, (not into the septic system).

DON’T...

  • DON’T – Allow the system to be overloaded by dripping taps, continuously running toilets, or surface drainage water.
  • DON’T – Flush foreign objects (these can plug septic systems). Foreign objects include: cigarette butts, filters, sanitary napkins, facial tissues, hair, paper towels, coffee grounds, tea leaves, fats and grease.
  • DON’T – Install a garburator without increasing the drainage field and tank size.
  • DON’T – Park or drive vehicles on the field.
  • DON’T – Put bleach of any kind into the system, this includes bleach for “unbleachables” and scouring cleansers containing bleach.
  • DON’T – Put paint, solvents, chemicals, vinegar or disinfectants into the system these can also create problems.

For more information about in-ground sewage disposal systems, contact:
Simon Fraser Health Unit, #405 - 2963 Glen Drive, Coquitlam ( 927-2000 ).

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