University of Maryland Extension

Well & Septic

Septic Systems and Best Available Technologies

Introduction:Septic systems, or onsite wastewater treatment systems, are a well-established and effective tool for treating wastewater for homes, businesses, and small communities. Properly maintaining systems is important to prolong the life of the system and reduce risks to public and...

A Guide to Septic Systems and Maintenance

Septic systems, also referred to as onsite wastewater treatment, are a well-established and effective tool for treating waste for homes, businesses, churches and small communities. If you are one of the 420,000+ homeowners in Maryland with a septic system, then you are responsible for maintaining...

Sodium in Your Well Water: A Health Concern

Knowing the amount of sodium in your drinking water is important for your health, especially if you have high blood pressure. Sodium is an essential mineral for maintaining a healthy fluid balance and is important for brain function and muscle contractions, but consuming too much sodium can elevate...
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