Shield Your Field
Celebrating #SepticSmartWeek2023 with Best Practices for Your Disposal Field
Septic systems are unsung heroes, operating quietly below the surface to manage our wastewater. One of their most crucial components is the disposal field, and during this #SepticSmartWeek2023, we’re shining a spotlight on how to protect and maintain it.
1. Keep Trees at Bay
Root of the Problem:
Tree roots naturally gravitate towards moisture sources. If too close to your disposal field, they can infiltrate the septic system, causing blockages, breaks, or even system failure.
Choose your plantings wisely. Keep trees and large shrubs at a safe distance, typically at least 10-25 feet away from the disposal field, depending on the tree’s size and root spread.
2. Don’t Tread (or Drive) on Me
Driving or parking vehicles over the disposal field can compress the soil and potentially damage the pipes below. This not only disrupts the system’s operations but can also lead to expensive repairs.
Mark out your disposal field area and ensure it’s a no-drive and no-park zone. Inform all household members and guests about its location to prevent accidental damage.
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