Septic systems provide a reliable form of waste management, but if you own a home with a septic system you will need to make arrangements to have the tank cleaned and pumped every few years. How often you need your septic tank cleaned and pumped will depend on how much your septic system is used; if there are several people living in your home, more water will be used and more waste will be produced, so you will need the septic tank cleaned and pumped more often.
For many homeowners, a septic system provides the best way of dealing with wastewater. If your home is not connected to municipal sewer systems, then a septic system is a necessity. While a septic tank may be little intimidating for some, they are more common than you might think. In fact, around one in five homes in the US relies on septic systems for dealing with wastewater. If your home uses a septic tank for wastewater treatment, here are three things that you should know.