Septic tank and leaching bed safety

Learn about the health risks of wastewater and how to maintain and take care of your septic tanks and leaching bed.

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Possible health risks of wastewater and sewage

Wastewater and sewage can be harmful to humans because it contains disease-causing organisms and toxins. It must go through a treatment process, otherwise it can pollute surface water, groundwater sources and even drinking water

If you have a piped system and if there is an interruption in water service, when service resumes, run water to flush the line to ensure no contamination remains in the system.

Leaching bed safety

Septic tank safety

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