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Bad winter for septic systems leads to emergency exemption for road limits

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WILLMAR — It’s been a tough winter on homeowners who maintain their own septic systems.

The lack of snow early on in the season and extreme weather conditions has resulted in pipes freezing up in some septic systems, which prevents pumps from getting sewage from the home to the tank.

The problem has gotten so bad in Minnesota this year that Gov. Mark Dayton said a state of emergency exists.

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Carolyn Lange
A reporter for more than 30 years, Carolyn Lange covers county government and regional news with the West Central Tribune.
(320) 894-9750
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