Caring for Your Septic System and the Local Environment
Updated March 23, 2023
Septic systems are an important wastewater treatment option for homeowners. Also known as onsite wastewater treatment systems, they provide household disposal of wastewater where sewers are either unavailable or too expensive.
If your system is working properly, it is an environmentally friendly and economically sound treatment option. If it’s not working properly it can cause environmental issues and health issues in our community.
Be Septic Savvy: Protect, Inspect, Maintain.
Printable Septic Savvy Household Information Kit from the Capital Regional District (available for pick up at municipal hall)
- How to Care for Your Residential Septic System Brochure (PDF)
- Septic System Maintenance & Location Record (PDF)
- Info Sheet 1 – Introduction to Your Septic System (PDF)
- Info Sheet 2 – Protect Your System (PDF)
- Info Sheet 3 – Inspect Your System(PDF)
- Info Sheet 4 – Maintain Your System (PDF)
- What not to put down the drain – the UNflushables
- Put your sink on a fat-free diet
- Recipes for a greener way to clean
- Reduce your laundry detergent
- Properly dispose of medications
For more information on the care and maintenance of residential septic systems view the following video clips for homeowners: