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WARNING SIGNS OF A FAILING ONSITE SEWAGE SYSTEM

  • Sewage on the surface of the ground or discharging into surface waters.
  • A foul smelling, slimy, blackish/grayish liquid in the drainfield area or out of down-slope pipes or banks.
  • Standing/flowing water or soggy soils in the drainfield area.
  • Greywater (laundry or sink water) discharged to the ground or surface waters.
  • Sewage back-up into the residence caused by slow soil absorption.

For more information on septic systems, please refer to the Homeowners Guide to Onsite Sewage Systems.

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