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Common Warning Signs of a Failing Septic System


  • Foul odors in your home or yard

  • Wet, spongy ground or lush-plant growth that appears near the septic tank or drainfield

  • Fixtures in the house drain slowly  -  caused by clogs in the house, septic tank, or drainfield


Contact your Local Health Department before installing or modifying any existing onsite sewage disposal system.

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