The James River Basin Partnership (JRBP) is a grassroots, not-for-profit, 501(c)3 organization working to improve and protect the water quality of the springs, streams, rivers, and lakes in the James River Watershed which consists of almost a million acres of land in portions of 7 counties.

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Day 6 & 7: Down the Drain Doesn’t Disappear (Septic Smart Week)

Day 6 & 7: Saturday 9/24/16 & Sunday 9/25/16 #SepticSmartWeek!   Down the Drain Doesn’t Disappear   Everything that goes down your drain when hooked up to a septic system, has to go somewhere. If the septic tank is properly maintained with routine inspections and pump-outs, the sludge, scum, and liquids within the tank should…

Day 5: Pump-Out & Failing Systems (Septic Smart Week)

Day 5: Friday 9/23/16 #SepticSmartWeek!   Pump-Out & Failing Systems   When do I need a septic pump-out? Typically, you should have your septic system professionally pumped at least every 3-5 years. Alternative systems with electrical float switches, pumps, or mechanical components need to be inspected generally once a year. Inspectors should check for leaks…

Day 4: Protect Water Quality (Septic Smart Week)

Day 4: Thursday 9/22/16 #SepticSmartWeek!   Protect Water Quality   How do nutrients & escaping waste hurt water quality? Although septic tanks are designed to hold sludge, scum, and water, a tank’s…  Age Material of construction Dependency on routine pump-outs and inspections …all affects how well a septic tank holds everything inside.   Another place…

Day 3: Care & Upkeep (Septic Smart Week)

Day 3: Wednesday 9/21/16 #SepticSmartWeek!   Care & Upkeep   How does what I do in my home affect my septic system? Visiting family, friends, and normal daily activities can strain a home septic system. An average single family home uses 70 gallons of water per day, with 25% – 30% of water use coming from toilets!…

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