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testing water (by Marlene [WI]) Oct 9, 2008 4:30 AM
       testing water (by Virden [OH]) Oct 9, 2008 6:43 AM
       testing water (by Stephen [WA]) Oct 9, 2008 7:57 AM

testing water (by Marlene [WI]) Posted on: Oct 9, 2008 4:30 AM

State Specific Question About: WISCONSIN (WI)

My daughter is renting out her house for the first time. She has a septic system. Does she need to get the water tested for nitrates before she rents? She had it tested 4 years ago when they moved into the house. --208.68.xxx.xxx

testing water (by Virden [OH]) Posted on: Oct 9, 2008 6:43 AM

In rural Ohio the septic is tested for backflow and the length of the leechbed vs. how many users of the system, mostly based on bedrooms so if you add rooms you could overload the leechbed. There are enzymes which can be added to enhance the discharge cycle and airation is one method to improve the flow if you have clay packed soil, a county inspector should be able to make reference to someone who can serve your area with experience of the soil and flow conditions. --76.241.xxx.xx

testing water (by Stephen [WA]) Posted on: Oct 9, 2008 7:57 AM

I assume your concern is with the drinking water? And I assume that the water is supplied from a well that supplies only that house. If the water comes from elsewhere there would be no reason to test the water. You can check w/the county health dept. about who (what labs) do testing. The lab can provide info on what sample they need brought in. Often they will provide the appropriate container too. --207.200.xxx.xx

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