PROBLEM: SEWAGE SURFACING IN YARD

Risks:

Human contact with sewage is a serious public health risk. Many waterborne diseases exist in household sewage.

Potential Causes:

  • Excess water use
  • System blockages
  • Improper system elevations
  • Undersized soil treatment area
  • Pump failure or improper operation
  • Inadequate separation from water table
     

Potential Remedies:

  • Fix leaks
  • Install water-saving fixtures
  • Pump septic tank and check pump(s)
  • Consult professionals
  • Fence off area until problem is fixed
  • Operate tank as holding tank until dampness disappears