We have good news: Earth Care (formerly Kaiser-Battistone, both are now part of Wind River Environmental) is offering a discount on septic pumping and maintenance to Truesdale Lake area residents. Cost for pumping tanks 1,000 gallons or smaller is $280.00 (regular cost is $320.00) with an additional environmental disposal fee and a digging fee. I have attached their Truesdale Lake letter to this article.
Westchester County law REQUIRES septic systems be pumped at a minimum every 5 years. Septic pumping companies in Westchester have been required to report their pumping activities to the county since 2011. Starting in May 2016 if you have not pumped your septic in the last 5 years, you will be fined starting at $200 and increasing from there.
Most households need pumping done more frequently than every 5 years. Recommendations are at least every 2-3 years to maintain an optimal working septic system. This is dependent on the number in the household and the size of the septic tank. Many lake area septics are smaller capacity and need more frequent pumping — some as much as once a year.
A septic system is not something you want failing at your house. It is very expensive ($10-20,000 and up) to rebuild a failed septic system, especially with limited acres to place a new field.
They also included a brochure for septic systems that has helpful information on septic systems. Contact name and number for Earth Care is Angela Warren at 800-428-6166 ext. 101.
If you have a question about septic systems and the law in Westchester County, call Patty Tornello-Adams at (914) 864-7360. Continue reading →
February 14, 2014
by rob Comments Off on Love Your Lake: Valentine’s Resolutions for Lake Area Homeowners
Thanks to Janet Andersen for these timely resolutions: Lake Stewardship Resolutions: This year my septic tank will be pumped and inspected. If the tank baffles are missing or damaged, I’ll have them replaced. (Kaiser-Battistone offers 15% discount for lake area … Continue reading →
December 16, 2013
by rob Comments Off on Free Lake Management Book: Diet for a Small Lake
The classic lake management book ‘Diet for a Small Lake‘ has been made available as a free pdf download. Originally published in 1990 — this is the updated 2009 edition. The physical book is published at cost – hardcover is … Continue reading →
March 28, 2010
by rob Comments Off on Three Lakes Website
The Three Lakes Council (Lakes Waccabuc, Rippowam, Oscaleta) has a great website with lots of information that is also relevant to Truesdale Lake. Their website is http://www.threelakescouncil.org. One great article is about Yard Care for Lake Stewardship with information about … Continue reading →
January 21, 2010
by rob Comments Off on Kaiser-Battistone Discount on Septic Pumping
Kaiser-Battistone offers a discount to Truesdale Lake residents for septic pumping service <http://www.kaiser-battistone.com/> (914-232-8818). Once you are on their calendar they will call annually to schedule your appointment. The discount in the past has been 10-15% I think. If anyone … Continue reading →