What are the licensed pumpers, plumbers, etc. required to inspect?

The tank should be inspected for the condition of the manholes, observation pipes, cracks or leaks in the tank, baffle/filter condition and pumping if needed. Tanks that have combined sludge and scum levels over 1/3 the tank capacity shall be pumped. In most situations, the tanks are pumped regardless of the amount of solids. The pump tanks should also be inspected for proper operation of alarms, pumps, etc. The dispersal cell(s) should be visually inspected for discharge to the ground surface and verifying effluent levels if any in the observation pipes.

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1. Can I perform maintenance sooner than every 3 years?
2. In general when is the best time to have my tank pumped or serviced?
3. Is there information available on proper use and maintenance of my septic system?
4. My system was installed prior to 1989. Why did I receive a notice of maintenance?
5. My tanks were pumped last year and now I received my notice. Do I need to schedule another maintenance inspection considering the tanks were pumped the year prior?
6. What are the licensed pumpers, plumbers, etc. required to inspect?
7. What if I neglect to have the maintenance completed within the 60 days?
8. Why am I required to do maintenance on my cottage septic system when I only use it two or three times a year?
9. Why am I required to have my system maintained every three years?
10. Why do I get a notice and my neighbor has never received a notice to perform maintenance on their septic system?