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If you have a lagoon or septic system on your property, it is important to
monitor it to be sure it is operating properly.
Watch a video about proper
the top and water side of embankment should be mowed so the grass is shorter
than 6 inches
Water depth of at least three feet keeps rooted plants from growing.
The lagoon should be free of rooted and floating plants.
Keep at least 18 inches of water above the sludge for best lagoon
Remove trees from within 50 feet of lagoon to keep leaf debris out, to avoid
shading the lagoon surface, and to help control tree roots. It also allows
better air circulation across the lagoon surface.
A fence should surround the lagoon. Keep the fence in good repair so
animals and children cannot get through.
For further technical information about on-site wastewater systems, contact
Metropolitan Area Building and Construction Department
For information about funds available for repairing or replacing failed
Sedgwick County Conservation District, 660-7289.
Mission: To assure quality public services that provide for the present and future well-being of the citizens of Sedgwick County.
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