Leaking and poorly maintained septic systems release nutrients, bacteria and viruses that can be picked up by nearby waterbodies.
Pathogens can cause public health problems and environmental concerns.
Inspect your system every three years and pump your tank as necessary (every 3 to 5 years).
Don’t dispose of household hazardous waste in sink or toilets.
FOR MORE INFORMATION ON SEPTIC SYSTEMS CONTACT OUR LOCAL HEALTH DISTRICT AT 203-227-7199 OR ON THE WEB at www.wwhd.org