FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CONTACT: Wes Vins
District Board of
330-270-2855 ext. 113
“There is no law that requires
homeowners to get their septic tanks pumped,” said
Septic tanks should be pumped at different intervals depending on household size and water usage. A four-person household with a 1,000 gallon septic tank should have its septic tank pumped every 3 years. Homeowners will receive a pumping interval recommendations and a list of licensed pumpers with their reminder letter. Pumpers notify the Board of Health when they pump a septic tank, and the Board of Health uses this information to keep track of when a septic system was last pumped.
The District Board of Health
reminder program has prompted thousands of homeowners in
More information about preventing water pollution from household sewage disposal systems can be found on the Health Reports/Advisories page of the District Board of Health website at www.mahoning-health.org.