ANR Advice on Failed Septic Systems and Safe Drinking Water

Although Charlotte and Hinesburg have not been seriously impacted by flooding as a result of hurricane Irene, you may know someone who has been.  The information also applies to any failure of onsite septic systems.
The Vermont Agency of Natural Resources has issued advice and guidance to homeowners who have experienced failures of their septic systems that you can pass along.  It is imperative in such cases to protect drinking water supplies.  The ANR press release can be found at
The press release also provides links for more information about drinking water safety and health concerns after a flood,, and flood clean up and mitigation, .