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World Water Day is March 22, which is a good day to stop and notice how water is being used (or maybe even wasted) in and around your home. Using less water is not only good for the environment but it is also good for your septic system.

Your septic system treats and disposes of sewage from toilets and also receives wastewater from other fixtures like showers, kitchen sinks, dishwashers, and washing machines. By using less water you are placing less of a load on the soil absorption area (drainfield) thereby extending the life of your septic system. Like any drainage system, your drainfield has a limited capacity and excessive water use may overload your septic system and could ultimately lead to system failure. Water conservation is a simple yet effective addition to your regular septic maintenance plan.

Use Water Wisely

Making a few small changes in your daily behavior can lead to using significantly less water. FloHawks would like to share some simple conservation tips. And remind you that it’s not all or nothing — adopting one or two of them can lead to differences that really do add up in combination and over time. Every drop counts!

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