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Septic System Safety for Pets

Septic Systems and Pet Safety

3 Ways to Keep Pets Safe From Septic Waste

Does your dog or cat wipe their paws every time they come inside? Probably

But do you know what they’re tracking in?

When you send your pet outside to play or do their business, they could be
coming in contact with unseen pathogens seeping up from your septic
system’s drainfield.

Many septic systems rely on the ground to “treat” the sewage waste. But if a
dispersal field is failing, or during wet weather conditions, or periods of heavy
water use in the home (like when you do extra loads of laundry), that
untreated sewage waste water can rise to the surface of your lawn. This
exposes your pets to harmful bacteria like e. Coli and other fecal coliform

This is not only hazardous for your pets, but when they track it into your
home, it becomes a hazard to you and your family.

How can you keep your pets and family safe from septic waste?

1. Fence off the area used for your drain field to minimize exposure. Of
course, rain water or melting snow will take bacteria and viruses
outside of the fenced area, but it could help limit your pet’s access to
the drain field.

2. Make sure your septic system is inspected at least twice a year for
safety to ensure it is not backing up harmful wastewater to the surface
of your yard.

3. Consider a safer, full-treatment option like the LandSaver® MBR.
Our technology filters out bacteria and then disinfects with UV light to
consistently produce effluent free of coliform bacteria, organic matter
and residual solids.

If you are considering a new septic system installation in the near future,
keep the health and safety of your four-legged friends in mind.
Ask us about the LandSaver® MBR, which fully treats wastewater into safe,
bacteria-free water before it goes into your yard. We are happy to provide a
quote and work with you on your next installation.

Contact Tangent Company with your wastewater treatment system questions:

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