Ask the Experts: FAQ
What about ongoing maintenance of my septic system?
If you have an aerobic, secondary treatment septic system, you will need an ongoing maintenance contract throughout the life of the system with a Town of Flower Mound registered maintenance provider. The maintenance provider will perform at least three inspections per year on your system to ensure it is working properly.
Is there anything I am required to do or is all maintenance done professionally?Typically, all of the maintenance and inspections are completed by a licensed maintenance provider. For systems that require on-going maintenance, there is typically a requirement for some type of disinfection, such as chlorination. The maintenance contract is required to identify who is responsible for maintaining chlorine in the system.
Additionally, a homeowner spends more time around the system and should be observant concerning odors, wet areas, overly green grass in dry times, etc. One key item for homeowners or occupants to remember is that most of these systems are equipped with audible and visual alarms. In the event of an issue, the alarm will sound and a light (typically red) will shine.
Lastly, the resident is responsible for contacting the maintenance provider for:
- Addressing contract concerns, including renewals, initial contract, and cancellations
- Reporting problems or failures with the system
- Obtaining and keeping copies of inspection reports or other documentation