Answer: There is a product called Rootkill that's readily available. It contains copper sulfate. According to the label, it is a root killer and works to effectively kill roots and retard new growth in sewer lines, septic tanks, cesspools and drain fields. The tiny root hairs from trees and shrubbery growing near sewer lines and septic systems enter the plumbing waste systems thorugh cracks, small holes, and pipe joints in search of water and nutrients. Yearly use of Root Kill clears pipes clogged with roots. Or use it on a more frequent basis to prevent regrowth. Copper Sulfate is a long-established method of controlling root damage in residential and commercial drain systems.
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