Check for pollution from your septic tank
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Sewage waste can leak from septic tanks into drains, land or waterways. Many rural property owners use septic tanks to collect, treat and dispose of wastewater.
What to watch out for
- Blockage or overflow of sewage waste.
- Broken septic tank lid.
- Murky or smelly puddles on your property.
- Scum and sludge buildup on your septic tank.
Sewage waste is harmful to the environment and is a health risk. Wastewater comes from showers, baths, washing machines and toilets.
To prevent pollution from your septic tank, see Maintain your septic tank.