LakeSmart Tip: Healthy Septic Systems

September 8, 2020

To keep our waters clean and healthy, out of sight shouldn’t mean out of mind. Improperly functioning and overloaded septic systems are major sources of water pollution, leaking harmful pollutants like bacteria and phosphorus into groundwater, lakes and streams. Maintaining a healthy, high-functioning septic system is a vital step you can take to protect your lake, and save you money from costly repairs or a system replacement.

Does your system check all the boxes? (Click the image to enlarge it.)

For an excellent resource about how to take care of your septic system, click here.

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