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Septic Tank Maintenance
It is the responsibility of the home or business owner to maintain, repair, or replace all components of the septic system. Failing to complete some simple but important maintenance steps can result in system failure and expensive repairs along with public health and storm water pollution problems. Maintaining this vital system is important for all these reasons. We have provided the following resources in an attempt to assist you in maintaining your septic system. Please make use of these materials and if you have any questions please contact the Environmental Health Section of the Gwinnett County Board of Health at 770.963.5132 or go to their website at

Do I have a Septic Tank?
Click here to find out how to determine whether you have a septic tank.

Where is my septic system located on my property?
Homeowners often have difficulty locating their septic system(s) on their property. The Environmental Health Section maintains records for septic systems installed since 1959. You can obtain a copy of a site sketch showing approximate location by contacting the Environmental Health Section. For Environmental Health contact information please click here.

Septic Tank Maintenance Kit
Homeowner’s Guide to Septic System Maintenance  

The above document is provided in pdf format and requires Adobe Acrobat Reader for viewing. You can download a free copy of Adobe Acrobat reader by clicking here. See the email address below to request a hard copy of the Septic Tank Maintenance Kit.
Request a hard copy of the Septic Tank Maintenance Kit
The Septic Tank Maintenance Kit is also available in hard copy format, printed as a folder, which is designed to allow you to keep all your septic tank maintenance records in one place. If you would like a hard copy of this kit please e-mail your name, address, e-mail address, and phone number to