Septic Systems

The Building Department is responsible for overseeing and administering Septic System Permits and the Septic Maintenance and Inspection Program for the Municipality.

Septic System Health

Make septic pumping and inspections a priority

Pump your septic tank every 3 to 5 years to ensure optimal operation. Reduce phosphates, maintain a natural shoreline and learn more about preserving water quality at and

Tips for keeping a healthy system

  • Don't plant any deep rooted vegetation on or near the system
  • Do not build any structures on your system
  • Divert rainwater or runoff
  • Inspect the concrete tank baffles
  • No grease
  • No chemicals or bleach
  • Use phosphate free detergents
  • Don't flush paper towel or feminine products
  • Avoid cushioned toilet paper
  • No lawn fertilizers
  • Make a natural shoreline a priority in landscaping
  • Retrofit with water saving appliances and fixtures
  • Spread heavy water usage such as laundry throughout the week

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