Did you know that one-quarter of all U.S. homes have septic systems? Most people living in rural NH likely do have a septic tank on their property and residential septic system.  Therefore, many Lakes Region residents and businesses need to be aware of guidelines for NH septic pumping, guidelines for NH septic tanks and rules for NH septic installations.  If you’re not properly maintaining your septic system, you’re not only hurting the beautiful New Hampshire Lakes &  Environment, you’re also putting your family’s health at risk—and may be flushing thousands of dollars down the drain!

EPA’s SepticSmart initiative is a nation-wide public education effort that aims to inform New Hampshire homeowners living on properties serviced by septic systems on the importance of properly maintaining their septic system and provide valuable resources to help Lakes Region homeowners make important decisions regarding NH wastewater management needs.

Learn more about how your septic system works and how to properly maintain your New Hampshire Septic Tank & Septic System:

  • The Basics: Do you have questions about how septic systems work? Do you know whether or not your property is serviced by a septic system?
  • EPA:  Why should you maintain your septic system?: Learn the benefits to keeping a properly maintained septic system. The facts may surprise you.
  • Use Water Efficiently:  It is the most valuable resource on the planet.  Use it smartly and save yourself and your community from expensive problems.
  • How to properly care for your system: Septic system maintenance isn’t complicated, and it doesn’t need to be expensive. Follow these maintenance tips to help ensure your system continues to operate reliably.
  • EPA Homeowner Resources: Want to know more?