PROBLEM: SEWAGE ODORS – OUTDOORS

Risks:

Major nuisance. Potential health risk.

Potential Causes:

  • Source other than owner’s system
  • Sewage surfacing in yard
  • Inspection port caps damaged or removed
  • Unsealed manhole cover
  • Short roof vent pipe (your’s/neighbors’)
  • Unsealed electrical conduit
     

Potential Remedies:

  • Clean tank and check pump(s)
  • Replace damaged caps
  • Repair or replace soil treatment area
  • Seal manhole cover
  • Extend roof vent pipe
  • Add carbon filter to roof vent
  • Identify source