FAQ of Minnesota Septic Sewage Systems

FAQ From Septic System Owners Ham Lake MNOne thing that we all need but rarely think about is Sewage Treatment. With that in mind the team at CSI Custom Septic, Inc. has put together a list of some of the Most Frequently Asked Septic Questions that we have gotten over the last twenty years or so. Ham Lake MN property owners are no different than other area communities that rely on On-Site Septic Systems to do the work for you. Questions range from What Is A Septic System, How Often To Pump Out Septic Tank to What To Do If My Septic System Fails and What Should Not Be Flushed Down The Toilet.


  1. What Is An On Site Septic System?

Answer: An Onsite Septic System or Septic Tank System is an underground system that is made to collect, treat and dispose of sewage and water coming from your home. It utilizes a natural decomposing process with bacteria and soil that effectively filters out impurities before that treated water enters back into the eco system.


  1. How Often Should Septic Tank Be Cleaned?

Answer: Regular Septic Tank Pumping should be done when the contents reach a certain level. A contractor that does septic inspections can best tell you when the tank needs to be pumped. A typical 1,500 gallon septic tank will usually need to be cleaned out every 2-5 years, depending on number of people in the household and water usage.


  1. What Cannot Go Into The Toilet?

Answer: The List of What Not To Flush is much, much longer than what can go into the septic tank and drainfield. Just remember to only allow Organic Human Waste, Water and Toilet Tissue to be flushed down the toilet. Do Not Flush:

  • Wet Wipes of any kind (baby, toddler, adult, facial, flushable, etc.)
  • Feminine Hygiene Products (tampons, pads, liners, etc.)
  • Dental Floss
  • Facial Tissue
  • Cigarette Butts
  • Condoms
  • Diapers
  • Kitty Litter
  • Coffee Grounds
  • Food Waste
  • Cooking Fats, Grease, Oil
  • Medications
  • Paint, Thinner, Varnish
  • Chemicals


  1. What If My Septic System Fails?

Answer: Don’t panic. Call CSI Custom Septic, Inc., limit use of water, protect yourself from contamination if cleaning up sewer backup.


MN Licensed Septic Contractor

CSI Custom Septic, Inc. is a MN Licensed Septic Contractor that provides quality septic services in the Ham Lake MN area. We make every effort to keep our customers safe and happy while providing cost saving measures that makes sense for your budget and peace of mind.

In Ham Lake MN, contact CSI Custom Septic, Inc. for Quality Septic System Services including Inspection, Repair & Installation at: (763) 218-4769