Septic systems are common in areas where connecting to a municipal sewer line is not an option. When it comes to daily life, you won't notice much of a difference with a septic system versus a plumbing system that's connected to a sewer. However, you will need to perform some periodic maintenance on your septic system to keep it running optimally. Septic pumping is one of these necessary maintenance tasks. Here are three things that you need to know about septic system pumping.