Every home generates wastewater – via toilets and showers, sink drains, and dish and clothes washers – which must be treated and disposed of properly to protect human health and the environment.
Wastewater exiting your septic system seeps into the ground where it joins the groundwater and then travels to our streams, rivers, and lakes. It also travels to join the aquifer from which we get our drinking water. Your system – if it is properly designed and functioning – treats this effluent so that it does not carry harmful bacteria with it as it leaves your property.
Pumping, inspecting, and maintaining your septic system will help keep your septic system functioning properly and head off catastrophic failure, ensuring your money doesn’t go down the drain too.
Visit www.getpumpednh.com to learn more. The website was created as a collaboration between the New Hampshire Association of Septage Haulers (NHASH) and the New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services (NHDES). The purpose of this site is to educate New Hampshire homeowners with septic systems on how to identify, locate, and maintain those systems.