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Another Danger to our Waters – Aging Septic Systems

In the fall of 2008 the MWLA urged the Vilas County Board to address the fact that septic systems installed before the mid-1980’s were not part of the every-three-year inspection process. These are the systems most likely to be failing and contaminating our ground water and our lakes and rivers.

We are pleased to report that the County has set out to identify and inventory such systems. ln 2009 this effort is focusing on five towns, including Manitowish Waters, where there are 128 properties needing inspection. lnvestigations are expected to be completed by November.

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