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)

Household Practices


For more information on the care and maintenance of residential septic systems view the following video clips for homeowners: