Tuesday, September 23, 2014
SepticSmart Week is a good time to remind people that septic systems are not designed to handle pharmaceutical chemicals. To protect the environment and to keep your septic system working worry free, the US EPA and the Northwest Indiana Septic System Coordination Work Group recommend these simple steps: protect it and inspect it, think at the sink (and at the toilet--no flushing your meds!), don't overload the commode (I think that one's my favorite), don't strain your drain, and shield your field. If you don't know what that last one means, you'd better read more at today's IISG blog post.