Wildfire and septic systems
Many homes were damaged or lost in the Oregon wildfires of September 2020. Septic systems are not immune from damage in the wildfire. There are a number of scenarios when returning home or rebuilding that are likely to come up that these frequently asked questions should help answer.
One thing to keep in mind is septic system materials, such as plastic, steel and concrete, are susceptible to damage by the extreme heat generated in a fire and care should be taken approaching a septic tank after the wildfire.