Signs That Your Septic System Might be Failing

If you are experiencing any of the following signs or have doubts about the condition of your system, consider having it inspected

A septic system is like any other equipment in your house. If you operate and maintain the system responsibly, it will work well and should last a long time. A properly functioning septic system provides a safe, reliable way of treating your household wastewater.

If you don't maintain your septic system, you could be endangering your family's health, the integrity of the natural environment and nearby water sources. If something goes wrong with your septic system, the replacement cost can be up to $25,000.
Most rural homes and cottages use a septic system - a sewage system that usually consists of a tank and a leaching bed, also sometimes called a tile bed. A septic system is privately owned, and by law you are responsible for its safe operation, maintenance and repair.

If you are experiencing any of the following signs or have doubts about the condition of your system, consider having it inspected:
  • slowing or backed up drains in your home
  • spongy spots on or near the leaching bed
  • sewage on the ground or near the bed
  • odour in the basement or outside
  • poor well or surface water quality
The inspection should identify the problem and identify the work necessary to repair your Information Sources on Septic Systems 
Ministry of the Environment
Ministry of Municipal Affairs & Housing
Ontario Rural Wastewater Centre
Ontario Onsite Wastewater Association
Ontario Association of Sewage Industry Services

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