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Why I’m Thankful for My Septic System

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Thanksgiving: a time to be thankful for….my septic system?

Thanksgiving is a time to reflect on the blessings we have been provided and to share the celebration with friends and family. I am most thankful for God’s love and provision, but I am also thankful for my septic system. That’s right–my septic system! Septic systems and sewer systems are one of those things that everyone needs, wants to work, but takes for granted. Are you thankful for your septic system?

The technology of wastewater treatment has dramatically reduced diseases caused by untreated sewer. I am thankful that we live in a country that has the means for this technology, as there are many countries in the world that fight these diseases every day. Be thankful for your septic system even though it is out of sight and out of mind. Here’s just some of the illnesses you can thank your septic system for treating:

  • Dysentery
  • Typhoid
  • Cholera
  • Polio
  • Crypto
  • E. Coli
  • Giardiasis
  • Hepatitis A

This Thanksgiving, be kind to your septic system by following some simple tips:

  1. Don’t stuff leftovers down the garbage disposal.
  2. If you have guests, try to spread out your usage on the system to avoid hydraulically overloading it.
  3. Clean out your septic tank if it has been 3-5 years since the last cleaning.
  4. Don’t use your drainfield as parking areas for guests.
  5. Read more about do’s and don’ts.

If your septic tank is due for a cleaning, beat the rush and schedule before the holidays!


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