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Septic System Wreckers: Leaking Toilets & Dripping Faucets

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Has your toilet handle ever been stuck? Have to jiggle it to keep it from running?
Does your faucet have a small drip?

Homeowners often consider these plumbing leaks to be a minor annoyance and allow them to continue for quite some time. Not only can these leaks affect your water bill, they wreak havoc on your septic system.

Did you know…

  • a leaky toilet adds up to 3,000 to 6,000 gallons of water per month!
  • a leaky faucet adds up to 450 to 600 gallons of water per day!

The average septic system is designed to handle 300-360 gallons of wastewater per day! As you can see a leaky toilet or leaky faucet can completely flood out your septic system and cause major issues.

Is it too late? Better late than never! Get those leaks fixed ASAP. Consider pumping your tank to give your drainfield a short break, and hopefully no long-term damage has been done.

If septic problems persist after correcting the leaks and pumping your tank, give us a call. We’d be happy to discuss your situation further in hopes we can find a solution.

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For 86+ years, Van Delden Wastewater Systems has withstood the test of time as the leading Wastewater System company, providing San Antonio, Boerne, and the surrounding Texas Hill Country with services you can count on now and in the future. 

Call us for any of your wastewater systems needs and let our professionals help you with your septic installation and maintenance requirements: 210.698.2000 (San Antonio) or 830.249.4000 (Boerne).


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