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Spring means checking your septic system


The calendar says it is spring, and even though sometimes Mother Nature is not acting like it, still, it is time to check out your septic system.

Heidi Bischoff, sanitarian with the Hill County Health Department, has some spring septic system tips.

First, Bischoff suggested never flushing the following items down your system: coffee grounds, dental floss, disposable diapers, kitty litter, sanitary napkins/tampons, cigarette butts, condoms, fat, grease, oil, paper towels, paints, varnishes, paint thinners, waste oils, photographic solutions and pesticides.

"Those items can overtax or destroy...

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