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Groundwater level extremely high in Rainbow


Last updated 2/21/2008 at Noon

RAINBOW — After the recent rains, the groundwater levels in the Rainbow Valley are extremely high. The groundwater depth (how far the water is from the ground’s surface) is less than one foot! This means that the septic systems on the valley floor are in danger of failing.

Usually, the drain field, the part of the septic system that allows the wastewater from the septic tank to percolate (or soak) into the soil, sits several feet above the groundwater. This allows the wastewater to soak through the soil and be cleaned as it makes its way down to the groundwater.

When the groundwater l...

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