What is a failing septic system?
A failing septic system is a system which exhibits one or more of the following: - The system does not accept sewage at the rate of design application thereby interfering with the normal use of the plumbing in the home ¡V such as gurgling toilets, back-up of drains, slow drains, etc. - The system does not accept sewage at the rate of design application thereby causing ponding, seepage or other discharge of effluent to the ground surface or to surface waters. - Effluent is discharged from the system thereby causing contamination of a water source. This includes those system which do not have a leachfield, or drain into a field tile, aeration unit or sand filter.