Authors as Published

Authored by Philip Brown, Extension Specialist in Soil Science and Septic System Education, School of Plant and Environmental Sciences, Virginia Tech; and Steve Thomas, Onsite Technical Services Soil Scientist, Virginia Department of Health.

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With the advent of the Covid-19 pandemic many people are spending more time at home. For those with septic systems, the additional home water use can put strain on their systems that could result in failure. This publication outlines ways that homeowners may be able to reduce the stress on their system and avoid a costly failure.

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Publication Date

August 5, 2020