HOMEOWNER'S GUIDE- Wastewater Systems  

Cesspools and septic systems can be potential sources of pollutants in groundwater and coastal waters. When these systems fail untreated sewage backups into the home or overflows onto the ground surface. Even when functioning properly, nutrients, bacteria, and viruses can leech into the groundwater. These pollutants will then move through the groundwater and into the coastal water. This can cause algal blooms, ecosystem disruption, and health hazards.

Here are some things you can do to maintain a healthy waste disposal system: