Septic system maintenance really counts. A septic that isn’t working adequately releases bacteria, viruses, and excess nutrients that can soak in and pollute groundwater or runoff and pollute lakes and streams.
Indiana has more than 800,000 onsite sewage systems, and the state health department estimates that as many as 200,000 may not be functioning adequately. A failing septic system can release more than 75,000 gallons per year.
Here’s what you can do!