Septic Tank Information

Septic Tank

Regular Maintenance is Important!

If you live outside the PUDs you are on a septic tank. It’s important for your health, and the health of the community for you to know how to maintain it. Check out this information from  the DHEC website.

South Carolina households generate nearly 3 billion gallons of sewage each year. About 60 percent of homes are served by public or community sewer systems. The rest — more than 1 million households — rely on septic tanks located on their property.

Well designed, well-maintained septic tank systems use nature — bacteria and soil — to break down and filter the waste we flush and rinse away. They can be the safest, most cost-efficient way to treat wastewater.

But a leaky, clogged or damaged septic system can:

  • Contaminate your home’s drinking water well and make your family and neighbors sick with diarrhea, nausea, cramps and hepatitis
  • Push untreated sewage to the surface of your yard and into ditches and creeks
  • Cause sewage backups in your sinks, tub and toilet
  • Pollute nearby ponds, lakes and rivers, exposing people and animals to viruses and eye and ear infections, and
  • Cost a small fortune to repair.

Maintaining your septic tank can save you money and headaches!

Click here for more information from DHEC about your septic tank and how to care for it or call (803) 898-4329.  If you need to have your septic tank cleaned out, Degler Waste Services in Bluffton is one company that will service Daufuskie.

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