Schedule a septic system inspection
How does this action
help our Lagoon?
In Brevard County, failing septic systems contribute as much as 396,000 lbs of excess nitrogen per year to the lagoon—which accounts for about 19% of the overall nitrogen pollutants!* To prevent costly maintenance, protect the value of your home, and keep your water clean and safe, your septic tank should be pumped and inspected every 3-5 years. Your inspector will assess the timing depending on the type of system, household and tank size and what is flushed down the toilet and drains.
Signs that your septic system is failing and in need of immediate attention:
- Wastewater backing up in household drains
- Bright green spongy grass over the drainfield
- Pooling water or muddy soil around the drainfield
- Foul odor around the tank or drainfield
Tips to properly maintain your system:
- Make calendar reminders for your septic inspection due dates
- Keep showers and water usage to a minimum
- Never flush anything but human waste and toilet paper
- Understand where the system components are in your yard, and protect them. Earn Lagoon Loyal points by locating your septic tank and drainfield in your yard.
*Brevard County Save Our Indian River Lagoon Project Plan