Somewhere between 20 and 25% of all American homes rely on septic systems to dispose of their waste, it’s estimated – with that number higher in largely rural areas, such as our Tri-State.

Looking at buying a house that doesn’t have city sewer service? You’ll be pleased to know there are several positives to having your own septic system.

Here’s a review:

  • Generally low-maintenance. Aside from normal maintenance to keep things running as they should, your septic tank doesn’t need to be top of mind on a regular basis. With that maintenance, only flushing things that should be flushed (LINK: ) and a little luck, today’s septic systems can keep functioning for decades.
  • Good for the environment. If your system is well-maintained, it treats human waste in a natural scientific way and releases some of the yields of that process in an ecologically friendly fashion that doesn’t harm its surroundings.
  • Affordability. Generally speaking, municipal sewer service providers charge a periodical fee. In this age of inflation and spiking costs, it doesn’t take much to get into the thousands of dollars annually for this service for just a residence. Septic systems don’t charge a monthly fee – their owners are only paying for maintenance and cleanings.
  • You know what’s down there. Provided you’re a residential septic system owner – the extent of what’s in your tank is what has gone down your drains and toilet. So, if it ever does back up or cause problems, there are no questions about what may be in there, which is more than you can say if there were ever an issue with city waste treatment.

Little’s Septic is available to answer any further questions you may have about the benefits of septic systems or how to care for them.