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Septic Systems

For questions regarding septic systems, please contact:

Donna Ruccione, Full Time Registered Environmental Health Specialist:; (973) 475-7124
Handles the licensing of food establishments, water quality, public health nuisances, environmental pollution, occupational and institutional health as well as the inspection of repairs and new construction of sewage disposal systems. 

Did you know that as a homeowner, you are responsible for maintaining your septic system?  Maintaining your septic system protects your investment in your home.  You should periodically inspect your system and pump out your septic tank.

A Homeowner's Guide to Septic Systems provides useful information to homeowners on the rules & regulations, dos and dont's, and maintaining your septic system.

Top 4 Things You Can Do to Protect Your Septic System

  1. Inspect and pump out your system every three years.
  2. Use water efficiently.
  3. Don't dispose of nonbiogradeable items or household hazardous waters in sinks or toilets.
  4. Care for your drainfield.

CLICK HERE for Septic Installation Guidance for Homeowners from the Ringwood Health Department.  This is a helpful guide to help homeowners through the process of having a septic installed.


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