Community responds to Richmond County sheriff's prescription drop box

...get rid of unused or expired prescription drugs without fear of the drugs reaching the streets or damaging sewers or septic systems.Rollins said sheriff's officials were skeptical of starting collections when the association approached them...

Heavy rains lead to pricey septic issues for some

...low-lying homes are especially vulnerable."There's so much rain it's saturating the ground and the water from septic systems has nowhere to leak to," Coleman said. "It's causing everything to back up."Homeowners are left with the...

Augusta water customers asked to complete survey on polluted waterways

...determine sources of the pollutants, but no definite areas were identified. The likely sources are malfunctioning septic systems and storm water drains, he said.The online survey takes 20 to 30 minutes to complete. An invitation to complete...

Panel considers sewer mandate

...city a "tap" fee of $350-$650. Homeowners also would have to pay contractors to lay lines tying their houses' septic systems to the new sewer lines - unless residents wanted to tackle the project themselves. Commissioner Andy Cheek, one...

Metro | Augusta-Richmond County Commission
Officials work to purify water

...sources cited in the report - cattle defecating into the creek. They pondered the need for sanitary sewers to replace septic systems the report said could be leaking the contaminant, but are not sure whether the county legally can take the lead in...

New terror regulations disrupt life of Johns Island immigrant

...December when he tried to renew the commercial driver's license that allows him to operate a pump truck for Island Septic Systems. "I had no idea of the change until I went in to get my new license," he said. "I was totally surprised...

State's rivers grow dirtier

...bacteria - which comes from human and animal waste and gets into waterways as the result of storm water runoff, faulty septic systems, farm animals using streams, and sediment from farms and grazing areas. Of 1,972 water sites monitored by the...

North Carolina officials keep eye on storms

...to do now is have generators pre-storm at the public shelters, just to run the essential services like water, septic systems and some lighting," said Carson Smith, Pender County emergency management coordinator. Smith said the state will...

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Sewer issue has support

...water in the future," she said. "Many of the problem areas can be traced to improperly maintained and failing septic systems." Clearwater resident Larry Murphy threw his support behind the proposals as well. Mr. Murphy fears that wastewater...

Metro | Aiken County Council
No testing done for drug residue

...bacteria, which may come from sewage treatment plants, septic systems, agricultural livestock operations, or wildlife...come from gas stations, urban stormwater runoff and septic systems. - RADIOACTIVE CONTAMINANTS , which can be naturally...