Our senior editor, Carlin, created this motion graphics PSA on septic tank systems for the UGA Marine Extension Service (UGA MAREX). MAREX is a combination of programs, research, and education, geared toward improved sustainability and environmental consciousness of marine industries and coastal ecosystems. This PSA is an effort to make the public more conscious of maintaining their home septic tank systems. Did you know it is recommended to have your system checked and pumped every 3-5 years? Routine maintenance at this interval not only protects your home septic drainfield but also improves the efficiency and increases the lifespan of your septic system.