Septic 101 – How they work

Do you have a septic system? Do you wonder what happens when you flush the toilet?

The Ontario Onsite Wastewater Association (OOWA) has released a 5-minute video on YouTube addressing the basics of how a septic system functions, as well as best management practices.

Need more information? Check out the following links:

Ontario Onsite Wastewater Association

Great information on how to install and maintain septic systems.

A Homeowner’s Guide to a Healthy Sewage (Septic) System


Septic Systems – An Overview

Public Health Sudbury and Districts

Caring for your septic system:

Georgian Bay Association

Septic Management and Inspections:

Septic Tank 101 – 4-page document to provide cottage owners with some general information on

how a septic tank works and how best to maintain it in working order:

Ontario Government – Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs

Septic Smart – Understanding Your Home’s Septic System. This twelve-page booklet helps you understand and care for your conventional septic systems:

Septic System Maintenance – 5-minute video on YouTube