Is Your Septic System An Environmental Hazard?

Is Your Septic System An Environmental Hazard?

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While most Seattle homes are connected to the public sewers, a few still utilize a septic system. These systems are fine as long as the homeowners arrange for regular pumping. Unfortunately, some homeowners fail to do this. This leads to runoff that may be hazardous. We’ll explain how septic systems can create environmental hazards.

How Septic Systems Create Environmental Hazards

We’ll illustrate our point with a real-life scenario taking place in central Florid. Septic waste contains high concentrations of nitrogen from human waste. When the waste is discharged, some of the contents find their way to natural bodies of water.

Lake Okeechobee, located in south central Florida, is seeing major issues due to a rapid growth of algae blooms. The acceleration is the result of algae feeding off of the reactive forms of nitrogen, such as nitrate and ammonium. Why is this bad? Some algae blooms are highly toxic and pose a danger to marine life. This also creates no-go zones in infected water areas.

What You Can Do About It

This is a non-issue for homes connected to the municipal sewers. City officials are required by law to clean the sewer system, thus reducing the possibility of dangerous water runoffs. Our utility installation services can remove residential septic systems and hook the plumbing to the public sewer.

We’re not suggesting that conversion is absolutely necessary, nor are we badmouthing septic systems. We’re merely suggesting that septic systems can have environmental consequences if uncared for.

We Do Septic to Sewer Conversions

If you believe a conversion, or related services, is the best way to go, then give Sewer Solutions a call. Septic systems pose an environmental hazard if homeowners don’t give the unit the proper care of pumping and repair.


Applies to sewer line repairs requiring digital camera diagnosis.