Your Septic System Quiz

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This is just a little quiz to test your knowledge of your septic system. The information packet provides all the correct answers, as well as other important information regarding the care of your septic system.

Questions

  1. How is the size of my septic system determined?
    • By the size of my home.
    • By the number of bedrooms in my home.
    • By the number of bathrooms in my home.
    • Both A and B.
  2. Septic system additives, such as yeast or commercially advertised products, can extend the time periods between system servicing.
    • True
    • False
  3. A leaky faucet can cause problems for a septic system, but will lead to complete failure.
    • True
    • False
  4. The addition of a swimming pool or a hot tub will not affect my septic system.
    • True
    • False
  5. Parking vehicles over my drainfield will not affect my septic system.
    • True
    • False
  6. The additional waste from food scraps and fruit and vegetable peelings in my garbage disposal can increase the solid wastes in my septic system by up to 50%.
    • True
    • False
  7. Discharging water directly into my yard from my washer or shower can pose health hazards as well as environmental concerns.
    • True
    • False
  8. Water saving devices can have beneficial impact on my septic system.
    • True
    • False
  9. Excessive water from improperly positioned down spouts can cause my system to fail.
    • True
    • False
  10. It is safe to use any drain cleaner on my clogged drains.
    • True
    • False
Answers: 1) d. 2) False. 3) False. 4) False. 5) False. 6) True. 7) True. 8) True. 9) True. 10) False.