If you have a septic system, you probably don’t give it much thought. They just kind of run themselves underneath the ground and are sort of out of sight – out of mind. However your system can and will eventually get clogged and fail.
To prevent this you need to have the system pumped out every 3 to 5 years. This will insure you never have any pooling of water in the yard or backups into your plumbing as a result of a clogged system.
We found a site that does a very thorough analysis of this for your reading pleasure. It is Knee Deep Septic. You can learn a lot about the functioning of a septic system as well as options for providing easier access to it in the future. Check it out.