Plan for septic system care and maintenance.
|- Use bio-degradable soaps
- Soaps and shampoos from grocery stores are made of grease. Even the bio-soaps are not true Bio. Do not use soaps and shampoos from the grocery stores.
- If using proper Bio soaps, then use 1 lb of yeast every 6 months by flushing the yeast down the toilet. Activate the yeast with sugar and luke warm water.
- Do not dispose of fats, grease or cooking oil down a drain.
- Never dispose of automotive fluids such as gas, oils, transmission fluid, grease or antifreeze down any drain
- Do not use a garbage disposal or put coffee grounds, meat bones or other food products that are difficult to biodegrade down the drain.
- Do not dispose of household cleaning fluids down the drain, and use disinfectants sparingly.
|- Do not dispose of or rinse
any containers from pesticides, herbicides or other potentially toxic
substances down any drain.
- Do not dispose of any nonbiodegradable substances or objects such as cigarette butts, disposable diapers, feminine products (particularly tampons), down any drain or toilet.
- Minimize water usage. Do not run water continuously while rinsing dishes or thawing frozen food products. Consider limiting toilet flushes.
- Run only full loads when using a washing machine or dishwasher. Try to stagger use of the washing machine.
- Do not use chemicals to start up or clean yoour system. They are unnecessary and may actually harm the system or the ground water.
- Do not connect any clear water sources, such as footing and foundation sump pumps to sewage system.
- Pump septic tank every two years if the family hs four or more people. Two single adults can get by every five years.