Do I Really Need A Septic Management System?

Remember this phrase? An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure? It’s about those careful little things you can and should do such as creating a septic management plan so you don’t end up with a disaster on your hands.

Nothing could be truer when it comes to paying proper attention to your septic system; and here’s why.

If you live in a rural area, and much of Geauga County is still quite rural, public sewers aren’t available. In this case, onsite sewage treatment systems are used. These often consist of a septic tank and a soil absorption system, or “leaching field.” The tank removes most solids, and the soil absorption system completes the treatment process by removing pollutants and pathogens.

They protect public health and the environment in rural areas when properly designed and maintained.

But what happens if a septic system is neglected?

Here’s a partial list for starters:

  • Public health is compromised.
  • Groundwater and streams become
  • polluted.
  • Incompletely treated sewage may carry numerous diseases, including cholera, typhoid fever, and dysentery.
  • Harmful nitrate levels can appear in drinking water which are especially dangerous to the health of infants, pregnant or nursing women, and the elderly.


Ohio regulations call for onsite system designs that are based on soil and site conditions to protect surface and ground water. State requirements for proper management and maintenance are still in the works, but Tim Frank Septic Tank Cleaning Co. already has an inexpensive septic management plan to cover your needs as a homeowner that will satisfy most, if not all, state regulations once they are implemented. And more important for you right now –you can be assured your system is not contributing to ill health or on its way to costing you thousands of dollars! A ‘pound of cure’ can be mighty expensive!

A septic management plan from Tim Frank will:

  • protect your investment in your home and property
  • catch problems in the early stages
  • give you the freedom from having to worry about the maintenance of your onsite system
  • keep your system in good working condition so that you are in compliance when management plans become a reality

Plans begin at $25.00 per month and can be designed to meet your individual onsite septic system needs.