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Learn About Septic Systems

What is a septic system? How does it work? How do I maintain it?

Get the answers to these questions and more in this short, easy to understand video from the team at Orange County Environmental Health. Watch in English or Spanish.

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Maintaining Your Septic System - the Basics

  • Check for settling, cracks, or other damage around the exposed portions of your tanks
  • Clean outlet filter once a year (if applicable)
  • Inspect and pump or remove biosolids every 3 to 5 years
  • Protect clean outs and turn-up pipes and maintain the vegetation over your drainfield


Other Helpful Links

Orange County Environmental Health serves as a referral service to other agencies for related issues including: