Septic Tank & Lagoon Information
Septic Tank & Lagoon Warning Signals
  • Sluggishness when flushing toilet
  • Plumbing backups
  • Gurgling sounds in the plumbing
  • Noxious odours inside or outside
  • Low spots beginning to appear in yard, even if none of the above symptoms have occurred
  • Alarm system notification
  • Clean pump filter regularly
  • Know the location and capacity of your septic tank system
  • Have your septic tank pumped regularly
  • Install the system so that rainfall and surface water will flow away from the drain field or septic tank. Water from a roof should not discharge onto the drain field or septic tank
  • Grow only grass or small plants above the system, never grow large trees as the tree roots can plug up the lines
  • Keep toilet and faucet fixtures in good repair to prevent water leakage
  • Install an alarm system
  • Use antibacterial soap as it kills necessary bacteria to help breakdown waste
  • Flush paper towels, newspapers, wrapping paper, rags or sticks into the system
  • Allow large volumes of clear water into the system, such as a leaking toilet or faucet
  • Over-use ordinary household cleaning chemicals that will be flushed into the system
  • Pour out or empty hobby or home industry chemicals into the system
  • Allow grease or other bulky waste to enter the system
  • Flush toxic materials such as pesticides into the system
  • Allow vehicles to drive across the drain field (Protect it from being crushed)
  • Waste water
  • Allow reverse osmosis systems to drain into the field

200 Gibbs Street East
Swift Current, SK
S9H 3E1
Phone 306.773.4490
Toll-Free 855.773.4490
Facsimile 306.773.4012