Septic Systems Revealed: A Guide to Operation, Care and Maintenance

SEEK Updated
10/12/2015
Resource Types: 
Video
Abstract: 

Septic systems treat wastewater for nearly 500,000 Minnesota homes. These systems protect human health and prevent environmental pollution when they are properly installed, operated and maintained. This VHS video explains how a septic system works; describes its components; gives tips on proper pumping procedures; septic system safety, use, operation, maintenance and trouble-shooting; and how to conserve household water. For homeowners, septic contractors, septic system distributors, planning and zoning agencies, water planning coordinators and local government officials.

Author: 
K. Olson and B. Liukkonen
Topic Areas: 
Pollution Prevention
Waste Management
Water
Health
Target Audience: 
Consumers
Government
Business Community
Geographic Location: 
All Minnesota
Outside Minnesota
Enhancements / Connections: 

A companion publication is the "Septic System Owner's Guide" item PC-6583-SEEK). This publication and the "Septic Systems Revealed" video are available at a cost saving as the "Septic System Video and Guide" package (EP-6769-SEEK).

Pages/Length: 
23 minutes
Date Produced/Published: 
1996
Fee: 
Yes
Cost: 
$13.00 + S&H
Library loan: 
No
Is training required?: 
No
Seasonal: 
No
Contact(s) or order information.: 

MES Distr Ctr (order@dc.extension.umn.edu, fax 612/625-6281). Credit cards: 800/876-8636, 612/624-4900.

Organization code of item (if any): 
VH--6768-SEEK
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