A drain field is the part of the septic system that processes (naturally) the water that was filtered out by your tank, and distributes it through a field of underground pipes to the soil of your yard. If you think of your septic system as a car, the drain field would be the engine. Just like changing the oil in your car keeps the engine from blowing up, maintaining your septic tank keeps your drain field from blowing up! Both would be costly, and maintaining your system, like your car, could save you thousands. 

Your drain field should last you anywhere from 15 to 20 years, depending on how well you treat it. In addition to pumping your septic tank every 2-3 years, NOT putting non-bodily fluids and solids down your drains and toilets will also prolong the life of your drain field. 

Examples of No-No's for Flushing/Draining:

  • grease

  • fried foods

  • wipes (baby OR "flushable)

  • paper towels

  • cigarette butts

  • coffee grounds

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