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Q&A: Flooded Sewer Treatment Plant Sprinkler Septic System

Posted: September 2, 2016

QUESTION:

I have a sewer treatment plant sprinkler septic system. The aerator was off for an undetermined length of time. Should I have the system pumped out? I have replaced the sump pump in the septic tank, as well as the aerator.


ANSWER:

If flood waters entered the holding tank, then yes. You should have the contents pumped out since flood waters are polluted and probably killed all of the helpful bacteria inside the tank. If flood waters did not enter the holding tank, then no. Turn the aerator and sump pumps back on, and let it operate as normal. 

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