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Public Health - Seattle & King County

Septic education and care

Learn how a septic system works, what happens when it fails and tips on how to properly maintain your system.

What to do if you have a septic system failure
How a septic system works
Types of septic systems
Inspecting your septic system
Do's and Don'ts
What to expect when the septic tank needs pumping
Landscaping tips with a septic system
What to do during a power outage
Be water-wise
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)