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Low snow means higher risk for septic system freezing

The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency says snow cover, which typically insulates septic systems, is down and rural homeowners may need to be proactive. The agency suggests about a foot of insulation mulch to prevent freezing.
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The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency says snow cover, which typically insulates septic systems, is down and rural homeowners may need to be proactive. The agency suggests about a foot of insulation mulch to prevent freezing.

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