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Septic Systems May Be Affected By Flooding

Heather M

Flooding is one of the most common natural disasters world wide. While there may be a variety of ways in which they can occur, the effects of a flood can be devastating. The physical damage to homes, roads, structures, businesses, cars, and other personal belongings can amount to billions of dollars. Aside from disrupting lives, people can also be injured or killed by the raising water and the damage that they cause. Flood waters can carry pathogens that cause many illnesses and diseases such hepatitis and dysentery. The untreated sewage in septic systems carry some of these pathogens. Flooding creates a potential for damage to septic tank systems, taking action before,during and after a flood may minimize potential health risks and damage to the system. There is not much that can be done to prevent a flood. Because flooding can...

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