Advice please on constructing a soak away using precast perforated
concrete rings. It is for a self build project, I was initially
intending to dig 2.5 cubic metre pit and fill it with rubble. My
building inspector suggested using the concrete rings. Is it a good
idea? Any information where I can get them, my building supplier has
drawn a blank.
If I understand you correctly, you are talking about what we (USAns)
call a "dry well", where waste 'grey water' is dumped. Grey water is
from everything but toilets. I have a perforated concrete dry well
surrounded by crushed stone. Mine is square, but it comes in round and
polygon shapes. I've had it for 22 years and it collects grey water from
2 showers, 3 bathroom sinks, 1 kitchen sink, 1 dishwasher, 1 clothes
washer, and a water softener. I had it pumped for the first time 2 years
I don't know where you are, or where you can get one, but the building
inspector should know where you can get what he suggests.
I was searching on 'grey water' and found this thread.
I have a washing machine connected to an outside drain, and my water
purifier (75 gal a night) drain also..
It clogs up with the soap residue in about two years.
Is there a way to keep this from happening?
Not sure if this 'soak away' is what I need.
I had considered connecting a shower to it to keep it flowing, but didn't
want it to back up on me.
Grey water is not legal many places - don't know about yours. I
also know many people on septic systems who do this here where it
is not legal. There are enzyme treatments that love to eat soap
and scum that might take care of your problem.
Keep the whole world singing . . . .
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