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Septic System Best Practices
DLA's Septic Initiative encourages Deer Lake property owners to learn more about how our septic systems may impact Deer Lake water quality.
For best Deer Lake water quality results:
To help conserve Deer Lake water quality, once your system is 20 years old DLA recommends property owners order a septic compliance inspection every 5-10 years. Systems installed 1996 or earlier are particularly at risk. If your system was installed 1996 or earlier and has not undergone a septic compliance inspection in the past 5-10 years, DLA recommends property owners order a voluntary septic compliance inspection now. On average, 50+% of Deer Lake septic systems installed prior to 1996 would fail inspection, are contributing to Deer Lake water quality decline, and need replacement.
What is a septic compliance inspection? A septic compliance inspection is performed by a licensed private inspector. It includes a visual test inside your tank plus a soil test performed near your tank and under your drain-field. It’s the same inspection as the one required by law when property is sold or a property owner applies for a building permit that adds a bedroom. Systems that fail inspection must generally be replaced within two years of inspection.
DLA can recommend local licensed septic inspectors and septic replacement contractors. To learn more, contact email@example.com
Deer Lake is nearing a water quality tipping point.
Your septic inspection could make the difference.