If you have a septic system for your onsite sewage disposal, it is your responsibility to maintain it in proper working order to reduce failures and unnecessary repair costs. Regular maintenance, including inspections and pumping every 1 to 3 years, will help prevent solids from clogging the system and extend the useful life. The link below (to EPA's website) provides helpful educational information on the proper use and maintenance of septic systems. Failing systems can cause serious human health and environmental impacts. "Do Your Part. Be Septic Smart!"