Septic Systems

If you have a residential septic system instead of city sewer, or you are interested in buying a property that has a septic system, here are some good publications from the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service that will teach you what you need to know. Clicking on a link below will open the bulletins in a new tab.

Understanding and Maintaining Your Septic System

Operation and Maintenance

Pump Tank

Conventional Septic Tank/Drain Field (English/Spanish)

Septic Tank/Soil Absorption Field (English/Spanish)

Homeowner’s Guide to Evaluating Residential Service Contracts

Responding to Power Outages and Floods

Gravel-less Pipe (English/Spanish)