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POWTS REQUIREMENT

POWTS - Private Onsite Waste Treatment System
All septic systems and holding tanks are required to be inspected and/or pumped at least once every three years.
This is a Burnett County code required maintenance.
Help protect our lakes and watersheds.

SEPTIC TIPS

• Know where your septic tank is located
• Have your septic tank accessible for any emergencies that may arise (i.e. frozen lines, plugged lines, plugged vents, etc.)
• Insulate over your septic lines between the house and the septic system to prevent winter freeze up
• Make sure vent caps are exposed and above ground
• Know the age of your septic system

Call today to make your appointment . . . 715-866-4195, or e-mail if you have any questions!

DO NOT FLUSH

Clorox Wipes
Feminine Hygiene Products (including Tampons)
Condoms
Diapers and Wipes
Cigarette Butts
Cotton Swabs
Cat Litter
Paper Towels
Antibiotics and Other Drugs
Paint
Gasoline and Oil
Antifreeze
Pesticides
Any Large Amount of a Toxic Chemical

Do not put grease down your sink it causes blockage over time, also no peelings, seeds, or coffee grounds.

ENVIRONMENT-FRIENDLY SUGGESTIONS

• Conserve water
• Use environmentally safe detergents

WARNING SIGNS

• Watch for ponding of water near your septic system
• Watch out for leaky toilets and faucets
• Slow flushing or slow draining
• Gurgling toilets
• Odor

For more information . . .

epa.gov/septic

learningstore.uwex.edu/assets/pdfs/B3583.pdf