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Proposed Tax to Resolve Septic Problems

Delaware County, IN officials are proposing a tax on all septic systems after finding some towns in a “toxic” state according to county commissioner Don Dunnuck. This tax proposal has many Delaware county officials and residents in a heated debate. A recent article by The Star Press touches on the thoughts of many as they…

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Florida’s Springs at risk due to Failing Septic Tank Systems

Florida is home to nearly 900 freshwater springs that all play a major roll in Florida’s drinking water supply and unique eco system. Millions of tourists flock to northern and central Florida’s State Parks where these breathtaking springs can be found. However, these major tourist destinations and freshwater supplies are at serious risk. For more…

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EPA Announces SepticSmart Week to Increase Septic Tank Awareness

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has announced that the week of September 22 through September 26, will be named SepticSmart Week. During this week, the EPA will promote proper maintenance techniques for home and business septic tanks and drain fields. The agency will also offer valuable hints for managing these private wastewater treatment systems more…

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Two Coastal Redwoods Cause Septic Tank Problems

With spring in full bloom and summer on the horizon, it has most of us heading outdoors to spruce up our yards and gardens. When considering planting any new trees, installing sprinkler systems, or laying a new patio take note of where your septic system lies. This simple awareness can save you from facing septic tank…

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Do Septic Aerators Stir Up Solids in a Septic Tank?

There are two answers to the question of “Do septic aerators stir up solids in a septic tank”?, no and yes. The answer is “no” if controlled aeration is applied. The answer is “yes” if a poorly designed septic aerator is installed. This question has been asked many times over the past 12 years mainly…

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