How often should I pump my septic tank?
How often you need to pump depends on the size of the tank, the number of people in the household, and the amount and type of solids. Generally, a septic tank should be pumped every 3 to 5 years. However, some alternative systems that are more complex may need pumping more frequently. If you are unsure if your tank needs pumping, have it inspected and get a recommendation for how many years you can go between pumping. Write this schedule down on a maintenance chart or where you keep your maintenance records and stick to it!

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1. Can I reuse gray water in Coconino County?
2. Are composting toilets allowed in Coconino County?
3. Do I need to get a permit to make repairs to my septic system?
4. How do I find out if a septic system on a property is permitted, the type and size of system, and if there are site plans or as-built drawings of the wastewater system?
5. How often should I pump my septic tank?
6. If I install a gray water system do I still need a wastewater system?