No. Let’s say you have your septic tank pumped every 3 years at a cost of approximately $200.00 per pump out. This breaks down to about 18 cents per day to maintain and prolong the life of your septic system. In most cases that is less than a penny a flush. That doesn’t include water from your showers, washing machine, dishwasher and sinks that may also be entering your septic system. Compare this to the average cost of having a new septic system installed. A new system and installation can cost upwards of $17,000.00. Even with a new system, it is still necessary to schedule regular maintenance pumping to avoid system failure. What happens if you don’t get a regular oil change for your vehicle? It is common sense to do routine maintenance on your vehicle. This same common sense needs to be applied in maintaining your septic system. For less than the cost of your homemade cup of coffee in the morning, you can help ensure that your system will work properly and last as long as possible.