Spring is a good time to have your septic system pumped.
Do not cover over septic system parts with hard structures, like decks, porches or stairs, which may then need to be removed for access.
Landscaping/plantings should also be kept away from interfering with septic access and function. Roots have been found infiltrating and clogging important system parts.
Don't flush personal hygiene products or diapers; there is nothing in the design of a septic system that can break down these wastes.
Be mindful of water usage, and choices of cleaning products. Bleach can be harmful to the community of micro-organisms your septic system relies on to treat your wastewater.
Do not use a garbage grinder or disposal with either a Title 5 or I/A septic system.
Avoid driving over or the use of heavy equipment around your septic system, even if components are "H20 rated" for vehicle traffic.