Thousands of homes in the Fox
River watershed are on private septic tank
systems, rather than municipal sewage services.
If septic tanks are not properly maintained,
they not only cause problems for the homeowners,
but can contaminate groundwater and streams.
If you are on a septic system,
your are helping to preserve the Fox River and
its watershed by maintaining your system and not
creating an environmental hazard and public
Top Four Things You Can Do to
Protect Your Septic System
1. Regularly inspect your
system and pump your tank as necessary.
2. Use water efficiently.
3. Don’t dispose of household hazardous wastes
in sinks or toilets.
4. Care for your drainfield.
Your county health department
does the inspections of septic systems and can