Helpful Tips and Information
For Home and Business Owners
“Water does not resist. Water flows.
When you plunge your hand into it, all you feel is a caress.
Water is not a solid wall, it will not stop you. But water always goes where it wants to go, and nothing in the end can stand against it.
Water is patient.
Dripping water wears away a stone.
Remember that, my child. Remember you are half water.
If you can't go through an obstacle, go around it.
― Margaret Atwood, The Penelopiad
Probably the most frequent reason a residential onsite wastewater system starts to have problems is because of excessive water use. Not only can this flood your system but it can suffocate the oxygen loving bacteria that do the bulk of treatment work in your dispersal field. How long can YOU hold your breath!!?
Here are 2 excellent resources for appreciating and painlessly cutting down on the amount of water you use. Both your system and your Pocket book will feel much relieved!
Alliance For Water Efficiency HomeWaterWorks
EPA WaterSense- great informationabout best practices and fixtures
Return To Resource Information Page - be sure to look at both the 2006 and 2008 Water To Waste Sections for more in depth system information