Homeowner’s Septic System Guide and
Maintenance Record Folder

For Small Communities and Wastewater Districts

The Homeowner’s Septic System Guide and Maintenance Folder is now available. It is meant to be distributed by wastewater agencies and water districts to their clients as a means of insuring that septic systems are inspected and maintained at regular intervals.

On the front of the folder are places to write down the names of local pumpers, record dates the system was inspected, and to plot the location of the septic tank in relation to the house. On the back of the folder is a place for the district or agency to place an imprint (or use a sticker) with their name, address, and phone number.

Environmental Health Services in Marin County, California, recently sent out 7000 copies of the Homeowner's Septic System Guide to all residents with septic systems.

Within a few weeks of the mailing, local pumpers reported that they were swamped with calls to pump septic tanks. City Sewer Service of Pt. Reyes Station said it was the most calls they had ever received.

Obviously the pamphlet got people thinking about septic system maintenance (while telling them what would happen if maintenance were neglected).

Bunch quantity

Folders sold in 10-folder bunches only:

  • 10–90 folders................$1.95/folder ($19.50/10 folder bunch)
  • 100–290 folders............$1.50/folder ($15.00/10 folder bunch)
  • 300+ folders..................$1.25/folder ($12.50/10 folder bunch)
11 3/4" X 9 1/2" (folded)
Heavy vellum paper, dye cut tab

A place for homeowners to:

  • Show septic tank location in relation to house
  • Keep phone numbers of local plumbers
  • Record dates tank is pumped
  • Keep records on hand and pass along to new owners if house is sold


  • How a septic system works
  • Description of tank and drainfield
  • How to locate tank
  • Basic maintenance instructions
  • How often to inspect/pump
  • Importance of regular pumping
  • Tips for homeowners

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