How do I take care of my septic system?

The most important way to take are of your septic system is to pump it regularly. Pump your system at least every 3 years (annually if you have a garbage disposal). Conserve water. Don’t dump non-biodegradables or trash down your toilet or sink.
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Are failing septic systems harmful?

An uncared for septic system can be dangerous to the environment and you and your family. Inadequately treated waste-water can transfer diseases such as dysentery, hepatitis, and typhoid fever to animals and humans. Failing systems also leak excessive nutrients and bacteria to rivers, lakes, and the ocean, destroying plant and animal habitat, closing beaches, and hurting the fishing industry. We can help you evaluate the health of your septic...
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MA Approved Septic System Technology

Sep­tic Sys­tem Technology Gen­eral Approved List from MA DEP Tech­nol­ogy Model(s) Descrip­tion ADS GEO-​flow Pipe Leach­ing System GeoFlow Pipe Leach­ing System Alter­na­tive SAS * Bed only Advan­tex Treat­ment System Advan­tex AX20, AX100 Tex­tile filter Amphidrome Amphidrome Process Sub­merged Attached-​Growth Sequenc­ing Bioreactor Bio­clere 16, 22, 24, 30, and 36 series Trick­ling Filter BioD­if­fuser and ARC Chambers BioD­if­fuser 11″ Stan­dard, BioD­if­fuser 14″ High Capac­ity, BioD­if­fuser 16″ High Capac­ity, BioD­if­fuser 15″ Nar­row (Bio 2), BioD­if­fuser 22″ Nar­row (Bio 3), ARC 36, ARC 36HC, ARC 50, ARC 18, ARC 24, ARC 36 LP (3.8 inch-​invert), and ARC 36 LP (8 inch-​invert) Alter­na­tive SAS Bio-​Microbics MicroFAST Micro­FAST, High Strength FAST, and NitriFAST Aer­o­bic Treat­ment Unit Bio-​Microbics MicroFAST Micro­FAST, High Strength FAST, and Nitri­FAST for Sys­tems less than 2,000 GPD Aer­o­bic with Nitro­gen Reduc­tion Treat­ment Unit BUSSE-​MF System Mod­els B-​220, 440, 660, 880, 1000, 1500, 2000 Acti­vated sludge process and a mem­brane process (biological-​filtration) Clean Solu­tion Treat­ment System 250, 250 Inte­gral, 250PT, 250ST3, 250ST4, 600, 1000, 1750, 2500, 3100 and 10000 Bio­log­i­cal Treat­ment Unit Cro­ma­glass WWT Systems CA-​5, CA-​12, CA-​25, CA-​30, CA-​50, CA-​60, CA-​100, CA-​120, and CA-​150 Sequenc­ing Batch Reactor Cul­tec Chambers EZ-​24; Con­tac­tor C4; Recharger 180, 280 and 330XL Alter­na­tive SAS Dom­i­na­tor Sep­tic Tanks 1001010W, 1001411W, 1001511W Poly­eth­yl­ene sep­tic tanks Eljen In-​Drain Systems Type B43 and A42 Alter­na­tive SAS EZ Flow Poly­styrene Aggre­gate System EZ1202V, EZ1203T, EZ1203H, EZ1402V, EZ1203 Bed, EZ1203 Mound Alter­na­tive SAS Flowtech Poly­styrene Aggre­gate Soil Absorp­tion System FTS122V-​1 OC, 24 inch FTS123T-​1 OC, 30 inch FTS123T-​1 OC, FTSG123H-​1 OC, FTS 142V-​1 OC, FTSG129H-​3 OC (bed) and FTSG129H-​3 OC (mound) Alter­na­tive SAS Geoflow Sub­sur­face Drip Waste­water Dis­posal System Clas­sic WF 16 and WF Spe­cial Order and WFPC 16 and WFPC Spe­cial Order series Pres­sure Dis­tri­b­u­tion Sys­tem (Subsurface) Hoots Aer­o­bic Systems Hoots Aeroic H-​Series H-​500A, H-​600A, H-​750A and H-​1000A Aer­a­tion device with indige­nous bacteria Infil­tra­tor Chambers High Capac­ity cham­ber, Quick4 High Capac­ity cham­ber, Stan­dard cham­ber, Quick4 Stan­dard cham­ber, Quick4 Plus Stan­dard, Quick4 Plus Stan­dard LP (Low Pro­file), Infil­tra­tor 3050 (Storm Tech SC-​740), Equal­izer 24 cham­ber, Quick4 Equal­izer 24 cham­ber, Equal­izer 36 cham­ber, Quick4 Equal­izer 36 cham­ber, and Quick4 Equal­izer 24 LP (Low Profile) Alter­na­tive SAS JET Aer­o­bic Waste­water Treatment JET-​500, JET-​750, JET-​1250, JET-​1500 Aer­o­bic Treat­ment Unit Perc-​Rite Drip System ASD 15, 25, and 40 Pres­sure Dis­tri­b­u­tion Sys­tem (Subsurface) Piraña Sys­tem [for­merly Aqua­worx Remediator] Piraña Sys­tem SAS Aer­a­tion with Bac­te­r­ial Augmentation Poly­eth­yl­ene Sep­tic Tanks TW-​1050, TW-​1250, and TW-​1500 Poly­eth­yl­ene sep­tic tanks Poly­eth­yl­ene Sep­tic Tanks...
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MA Local Boards of Health

If you need to contact your local board of health, we’ve got info for you. Let us know how we can help though. || A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I | J | K | L | M || N | O | P | Q | R | S | T | U | V | W | X | Y | Z || A Abing­ton 500 Glinei­wicz Way Abing­ton, MA 02351 781−982−2119 Acton 472 Main St. Acton, MA 01720 978−264−9634 Acush­net 122 Main St. Acush­net, MA 02743 508−998−0275 Adams 8 Park St. Adams, MA 01220 413−743−8330 Agawam 36 Main St. Agawam, MA 01001 413−786−0400 Alford RFD #3, Box A Great Bar­ring­ton, MA 01230 413−528−0913 Ames­bury 11 School St. Ames­bury, MA 01913 978−388−8133 Amherst 70 Bolt­wood Walk Amherst, MA 01002 413−256−4077 Andover 36 Bart­let St. Andover, MA 01810 978−623−8295 Aquin­nah 65 State Rd., PO Box 128 Aquin­nah, MA 02535 508−645−2309 Arling­ton 670R Mass­a­chu­setts Ave. Arling­ton, MA 02174 781−316−3170 Ash­burn­ham 32 Main St. Ash­burn­ham, MA 01430 978−827−4103 Ashby Library Build­ing 812 Main Street Ashby, MA 01431 978−386−2424 Ash­field See Foothills Health District Ash­land 101 Main St. Ash­land, MA 01721 508−881−0114 Athol 584 Main Ave. Athol, MA 01331 978−249−7934 Attle­boro 77 Park St. Attle­boro, MA 02703 508−223−2222 Auburn 104 Cen­tral St. Auburn, MA 01501 508−832−7703 Avon Buck­ley Cen­ter 65 East Main Street Avon, MA 02322 508−588−0414 Ayer 1 Main St. Ayer, MA 01432 978−772−8213 Back to Top B Barn­sta­ble 200 Main St. Hyan­nis, MA 02601 508−862−4644 Barre 40 West Streeet Henry Woods Bldg Barre, MA 01005 978−355−5002 Becket 557 Main St. Becket, MA 01223 413−623−8934 Bed­ford 10 Mudge Way Bed­ford, MA 01730 781−275−6507 Belcher­town 2 Jabish St. Belcher­town, MA 01007 413−323−0406 Belling­ham One Mechanic St. Belling­ham, MA 02019 508−966−5820 Bel­mont 455 Con­cord Ave. Bel­mont, MA 02178 617−993−2720 Berkley 1 North Main St. Berkley, MA 02779 508−822−7828 Berlin 23 Lin­den St., Suite 6 Berlin, MA 01503 978−838−0214 Bernard­ston 38 Church St. Bernard­ston, MA 01337 413−648−5237 Bev­erly 191 Cabot St. Bev­erly, MA 01915 978−921−8591 Bil­ler­ica 15 Con­cord Rd. Bil­ler­ica, MA 01821 978−671−0931 Black­stone 15 St. Paul St. Black­stone, MA 01504 508−883−1500 Bland­ford Main St. Bland­ford, MA 01008 413−648−2782 Bolton PO Box 278 Bolton, MA 01740 978−772−4947 Boston 1010 Mass Avenue Boston, MA 02118 617−534−2679 Bourne 24 Perry Ave. Buz­zards Bay, MA 02532 508−759−0630 Boxbor­ough 29 Mid­dle Rd. Boxbor­ough, MA 01719 978−263−1116...
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