Septic systems are the responsibility of the homeowner. It is up to you to keep your system working properly to protect your environment, your health, and your investment. When properly designed, constructed, and maintained, a septic system should provide long-term, effective treatment of your household wastewater. If you take good care of your system, you will save yourself the time, money and worries involved in replacing a failed system. Failed systems can be hazardous to your health, the environment and your pocketbook. It can degrade water supplies and reduce your property value. For more information regarding the the maintenance of septic systems please look at the Septic Smart Brochure.