This is the key: ✓ routine maintenance, ✓ water conservation, and ✓ being aware of what is entering the system. The more water that is used, the more physically stressed your drainfield becomes. Cutting water usage can be done through small changes. See our list of Do’s & Don’ts for some ideas, and what you should and shouldn’t put down the drain. You should also keep a detailed record of all maintenance performed.