With the gardening season just around the corner, many home gardeners are gearing up to plant this year’s crops. Looking around their yards, many homeowners wonder whether they can plant a garden over their septic drainfield. After all, it’s a wide-open space that often gets full sun throughout the day. But unfortunately, as tempting as it may be, gardening over … Read More
More than 42 million households in the US rely on private wells to supply water to their homes. The vast majority of these households also depend on septic systems to treat household wastewater. Many homeowners wonder about well water safety and whether their septic system may be contaminating their drinking water.
Simple in design, septic tank risers are concrete, plastic, or fiberglass pipes that extend vertically from the septic tank up to ground level. They are typically 12-24 inches in diameter and 2-4 feet in length, depending on how far below ground your tank is buried. Risers create an entry point at ground level that allow your service provider to access the buried septic tank during service visits or inspections.
Over the past year, the world has struggled with finding ways to get ahead of the spread of the coronavirus, but a recently launched initiative by the Ohio Wastewater Monitoring Network is enabling us to use wastewater to track the spread of COVID-19. By providing early warning signs of potential case surges, wastewater monitoring is helping us battle the pandemic in communities across our state. Read on to learn more.