Septic System Tip Sheets

Updated March 2024

Maintaining the effectiveness of our septic system may be the most important responsibility that belongs to each of us as property owners. It is our responsibility to maintain the infrastructure we own. Failure to properly maintain our septic system, impacts the quality of the water that we and our neighbours drink and use for recreation. In addition, declines in the quality of our lake water can erode property values over time.

The KLCOA Septic System Tip Sheet shown below provides some simple guidance for keeping your septic system healthy and in turn, keeping our lakes healthy.

The Coalition of Haliburton Property Owners’ Associations (CHA) has also produced a series helpful of Tip Sheets for Septic Health, Water use and tips for Cottage Owners and Renters.

Click on the links below to view and download:

Simple Septic System Tips to Keep Our Lakes Clean

Reduce Water Use = Protect Your Lake

Owners and Renters Posters

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Related Content:

For a wealth of information about septic systems please check out the following links:

Septic System Health

Septic System Education

Septic Inspections