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Do you have a tip sheet for customers located in flooded areas?

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In some parts of the country, relentless rain and the residual effects of Tropical Storm Andrea this week have caused flooding that is overloading septic systems. The situation in Virginia prompted the commonwealth’s Department of Health to publish this helpful guide for residents to deal with sluggish onsite systems:

They recommend taking some safety precautions to avoid contact with raw sewage:

  • Wear gloves and disinfect contaminated surfaces with diluted bleach.
  • Lighten the load on septic systems until groundwater has receded.
  • Contact a licensed professional to perform necessary maintenance or testing.

The health department offers more commonsense tips on another page:


What’s that situation in your region? Have you prepared a tip sheet for customers who encounter problems with their septic system due to flooding?

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