flush tax needed on septic tanks?

There is a proposal in this state to amend the tax law for city or county sewers.
One party or side says that houses with septic tanks should also have to pay the tax, because they are also a burden on the sewer system.
That is, when the septic tank is cleaned, the solids that are removed are taken to the central sewage treatment plant. I believe that, but I thought the amount removed was only 10 or 5 or less percent of the amount that is flushed. Is that true???? I don't think a septic tank is like a chemical toilet or portapotty where everything put in remains there. I thought the bacteria or whatever ate the waste and turned it it to liquids or small solids that would go into the finger system.
It was also alleged that the liquids would seep from the drainage area into the streams or rise to the surface. I thought it that was the case, the septic system had been installed in violation of the law. When I lived with a septic tank, I never saw wet ground unless it had rained, and the the finger system was clear during the dry parts of the summer because the grass was green there (a width of about 4 feet) and nowhere else. If it was a wet spring with soaked earth, I suppose liquids could have seeped, but I thought the idea there was that by the time the liquids reached a stream, they were clean that when diluted by the stream, there was no need for further processing.
I don't have a septic tank now. I have no dog in this fight, but I would like to know if the politician who says these things has her head screwed on right or not.
It seems to me there is no reason for owners who use septic tanks to pay any flush tax. ???
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near lake erie, just south of buffalo ny, north of hamburg ny, an inadequate sewage system on any rainy day overflows and shuts down swimming at the nearby state park's beach on lake erie with high e-coli count.
see 22 page pdf from epa regarding lake erie at: http://www.epa.gov/lakeerie/buia/beachpt1.pdf
go up one level to more at: http://www.epa.gov/lakeerie/buia/
more sewer stuff at how stuff works: http://people.howstuffworks.com/sewer.htm
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The fee charged by the service that removes and disposes of the content of the septic tank should include the equivalency of the sewerage tax for the use of the transfer station. The above mentioned proposal is akin to double dipping.

Bill Waller New Eagle, PA
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politicians never saw a tax they didnt like, money hungry @@#
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Or a complain contributor they could not exempt from it.
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In my community, those on septic tanks do NOT pay sewer fees, which is based on the amount of water used. However, it is now costing $175.00 to pump my septic tank, and I am told that the fee is so high because of the fees charged to empty the truck at the central station where it is transferred to the sewers.
Most sewer fees and sewer capacity are based on the amount of water run into the sewer. When my septic tank is cleaned they take most, but not all, of the 750 gallon capacity to the transfer station. I am paying a lot more per gallon, than people using a piped sewer, to dispose of the contents. To charge a sewer usage fee for a house is gross overtaxation. I thought that mostly only occurred here in Canada.
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$175 to clean out a septic every 3 to 5 years is pretty cheap.
If you are doing more often than that, back off a little and let the little enzymes do their job.
If you have to do it more often then something is amiss in your septic. Either add more enzymes or clean out the leaching beds or do both then go back to every 3 to five years.
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