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Public Health gives tips on what to do if your septic system is overwhelmed by recent excessive rainfall

Moultrie Observer - 1/3/2019

Jan. 02--ALBANY, Ga. -- Recent rainy weather has caused septic systems of some property owners to experience seasonal failure, but local Public Health officials have recommendations that can help.

"There are a number of things a homeowner can do to alleviate the symptoms," said Southwest Health District Environmental Health Director Justin Smith. "One is to reduce water usage. Another is to install a curtain or French drain to divert subsurface water."

Other tips include landscape alterations to divert surface water and pumping the tank to provide relief.

For more information, contact environmental health specialists at your local health department.

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