When one septic system fails, it’s a pretty big problem for a property owner. When a series of backups occur within a neighborhood, it can be a pretty big problem for a community. Freedom Septic Service always urges its customers to become more familiar with the needs of their septic systems to enjoy the best service possible.
As this article published by KVUE.com will show our blog readers, systemic issues with septic systems within a single town can even do damage to the local economy. The article discusses one community in Texas that is seeing its tourism revenues threatened by an increase in the number of septic system failures.
The town of Wimberley receives almost two-thirds of its operating budget of $1.3 million from sales taxes collected mainly from tourists visiting the resort community in central Texas. The downtown section, however, is experiencing severe septic problems from an aging infrastructure that has required the city to place a $20,000 portable trailer restroom for the general public to accommodate the needs of private businesses in downtown Wimberley.
The situation hasn’t just impacted businesses. As the above article states, there are some concerns that sewage from some septic systems has been increasing the levels of bacteria found in nearby Cypress Creek.
The town board has petitioned the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality for a permit to build and operate a wastewater treatment plant for the sole purpose of serving the downtown area of Wimberley. The town is debating how to finance the project, which is projected to cost about $6 million, but it could be in place as soon as 2016.
Here in the historic town of Sykesville, MD, Freedom Septic Service knows all about aging sewer infrastructures. Especially if you fear that you’ve gone too long since your last septic system inspection, call us to schedule a visit to your property. From septic systems to restaurant grease traps and more, we keep your waste systems working properly to keep your business running smoothly.
Northwestern Ohio was cut off from their water supply last month due to water contamination issues. Strangely, the water contamination was thanks to Algae, because of an overabundance of phosphorous in the lake and water supply. If you didn’t know phosphorous is often produced in fertilizer and to a lesser-known extent from septic tanks. … Read more »
Considering how much feces and other kinds of filth tend to gross people out, , it is no surprise that eventually we would see a horror movie that dealt with sewage and all kinds of other disgusting things that your average septic worker has to handle. And that is exactly what the movie Septic Man… Read more »
Taney County has just puts their new Environmental Services Department to the test, when they decided to offer to pay all septic tanks to be pumped in the county. The program was opened up to assist families who own a home so they don’t have to pay a single dime to take care of their… Read more »
If you ever needed any proof or understanding as to why it is better to call for someone who has training and knowledge on what to do when your septic tank isn’t working, then look no further than a recent collection of deaths in Poland. Seven people died trying to clean a septic tank, starting… Read more »
The system used by your home to remove wastewater from bathrooms, kitchens and more is not highly visible, but it is crucial. Because many homeowners don’t exactly like to think about their septic system, often times regular maintenance of this system goes by the wayside. Today here on the Freedom Septic Service blog, we wanted… Read more »
Finally, summer is here. While we’re all basking in the warmth, taking in the rays, we must remember that summer doesn’t come without its pitfalls. Sometimes, things breaks when the weather gets nicer – you know, like a septic tank. Contaminated wells, untreated sewage discharging into streams and ditches, soft smell spot in your… Read more »
Rural Areas across the world do not have the luxury of being directly connected to sewer pipes and must rely on other means of store and disposing on their sewage. A couple of alternatives are septic tanks and cesspools. What is your best option? What makes them different? Take a few minutes to educate yourself… Read more »
Imagine you have planned the perfect day and everything is going according to schedule. Until you realize that you have planned a wedding in the middle of the woods, and there are no bathrooms! Don’t panic we have you covered! There are a couple options when it comes to your big day, just remember everything… Read more »
Most employees look forward to their company picnics. It is a time when everyone can have fun and let their hair down, while spending time with their families, as well as co-workers. Company picnics are great outings that include food, drinks, activities for the kids, plus sports and games for the adults. These outings are… Read more »