Healthy septic systems are good for your family, your wallet, and the environment. With just a few simple steps, you can protect your septic—and avoid costly repairs. Your groundwater and Puget Sound lakes, rivers, and beaches benefit, too!
What is a septic system?
Think of them like a sewage treatment plant, only much smaller. They store, treat, and dispose of the things you flush or send down drains. There are many different types of systems. Some are simple, using only a tank and a drainfield. Others are more complex, requiring pumps, filters, or specially designed materials.