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Working on a home or cottage project? Keep paint out of the drain! Let extra paint dry in the can, or if you have quite a bit leftover donate or share your paint with a friend. Keep your septic working perfectly by keeping paint out of it. If you would like to receive a monthly Septic Tip and septic maintenance reminder, click here to sign up.... it is free!

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It is not recommended to pump out a seasonal-use cottage or cabin septic system in the fall, unless absolutely necessary and if so, please ensure your septic tank is full of water or wastewater prior to spring thaw.  If your place has year round use, then by all means have your septic system serviced if and whenever due or needed. Why not pump out seasonal system? An empty septic tank can act like a boat, particularly in the spring!  If the ground water table is high in the spring, and your septic tank is empty it may pop out of the...

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EcoEthic Septic Care Sign Pac.  Do you rent out your cottage or cabin paradise?  Or have family or guests who are unaware of what should and should not go into a septic system? These small, simple signs will help to remind guests and family what can and cannot go down the kitchen drain, bathroom fixtures and into the laundry. 

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With thousands and thousands of cottages across Canada, cottagers can have quite an impact on the environment.  It is just as important to practice Being Green at the cottage as it is at home, maybe even more so! If you haven’t already replaced harsh cleaners, this spring is the time to do so. Try environmentally certified cleaners such as Down East: All Purpose Cleaner, Cream Cleaner, Laundry, Dishwashing Liquid, and Bathroom Spray Cleaner. Install waterless or low flow toilets and showerheads to reduce water use. Check toilet flapper valves and washers in faucets to prevent unnecessary water from leaking into...

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  Complete system replacement is not the only option for older or abused septic systems. Older septic systems and those abused by excess use can be restored by a process of microbial bioremediation. Leaching beds aka tile fields are a vital part of how your septic system works (and the most expensive component to install and replace).  The tile/leach fields can become over burdened with age or excess use and eventually plug up with excess organic material leading to sluggishness, break out, ponding, odours, etc. Microbial Bioremediation is a process that restores percolation in the septic field.  It is an...

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