Septic Systems

All rural homes and cottages require an effective, functioning septic system. Anything that goes down the drain from showers, sinks and toilets flows into your septic system. Septic systems are buried underground, and the tank lids are only uncovered during maintenance or pump-outs. Unfortunately this can lead to an “out of sight, out of mind” situation, and can have serious adverse health affects for our health and our environment. It is important to realize that home/cottage owners are responsible for their own septic system. By following some basic maintenance procedures, from being careful what you put down the drain, to 5 year inspections and pump-outs as dictated by inspections, you can save not only your health and the health of your neighbours, but that of the environment and ultimately your own money by catching problems early.

Central Frontenac will be starting its mandatory septic re-inspection program in May 2019. For more details please refer to Central Frontenac mandatory septic inspection press release

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Presentation: Septic Systems(approx. 6mb)