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Q.I Used My Garden Hose To Pump Out My Septic Tank And My Daughter Then Watered The Veggie Garden And There\’s Concern That The Ba

Zone Easley SC | Dewy65 added on June 29, 2020 | Answered

ct eria in the garden hose might have contaminated the garden?

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Answered on June 29, 2020

There is, certainly, more than just a concern of contamination. There is a guarantee that some dangerous bacteria have been introduced to the garden!

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