When was the last time you checked the quality of your water? Many people don’t realize that, if you drink from a personal well, it’s actually your responsibility to maintain the groundwater’s quality. While the last entry described how HHWs could compromise your drinking supply, this blog discusses how your septic system could be hazardous. Maintain Your Septic System According to the Ground Water Foundation, septic systems are a potential contaminant to your groundwater supply. They take human waste and slowly release them underground at a rate that doesn’t harm the environment. If your septic system isn’t working properly, it’s easy to see how quickly your water can become polluted. The International Association of Certified Home Inspectors has several suggestions on how to properly care for your septic system. Below are some steps that will help safeguard against contamination:
  • Have a professional inspect and service you septic system once every three years.
  • Pump your septic system every three to five years.
  • Don’t plant trees or bushes above your septic system. The roots could interfere and cause a leak.
If you’ve recently had septic problems—or if you just want to check the quality of your water—Ackerson Pump Company is here to help. We can test your submersible well pump and your water quality to make sure what you’re drinking is clean. If we find a contaminant, we’ll treat the water. We can also make sure your water tank is in good condition. Contact us today at 973-827-6088 to make an appointment. We serve Sussex County, Bergen County, and Morris County in New Jersey.