Oh har dee har har. Charliecarp, what the bloody hell...ain't nothin'
like a bloke settin' his own self up fer something like this, eh? I
s'pose you are feelin' right cute about yourself, ain't ya? ;-)
'sall right, y'all enjoy yourselves.
Carp in a jug......whoever heard of such shit. Waste of good food,
if'ns ya ask me, but since ya didn't, I'm tellin' ya anyways.
I'll quit carping at y'all, for now, and go back to building fence
All my piped wastewater goes to the leech field via the septic tank. Due to
the low permeability of my local soil, I opted for an above ground leech
field. It the size of a very large putting green. Soil depth is too deep
to have any concern of grass rootage affecting the leech piping. But, at
the same time, enough water is drained to keep the grass from drying out in
My problem is that the garden is up-hill from my grey water. I have a
pump and hoses. I think a twenty - thirty gallon tank on my garage
(above the gardens) is basically all I need. That, and information on
which laundry and dish washing compounds are safe with my plants.
You got that absolutely right. A genuine "green" green.
On the more serious side, I have to flush it with water to have the effect I
want to keep things going green in low rain times. I generally take a bath,
flush the toilet a few times consecutively, run the dishwasher, and run the
washer closely together on those days.
I generally use Xtra or Trend (both cheap) liquid washing detergents. I DO
NOT use any liquid bleach that goes to the septic tank. I use liquid bleach
and water in a 5 gallon plastic bucket to bleach whites. Pour the liquid on
the gravel driveway, rinse the clothing, pour the rinse water in same
location, then wash clothing. The wastewater in the gravel driveway has
neutral effect on foliage that likes to grow there. Generally soak whites
for 24 hours or more in bleach/water, less bleach needed. Have not used any
bacteria additives to date for the septic tank. For novices, the common way
to "start" a septic tank is with yeast from the grocery store. After that,
just maintain it with adequate waste and water.
I remember having a septic tank both in the house in Colorado and in
Georgetown when we were renting. The grass over the leach lines was
always very green, and we had to be OH so careful what we put down the
The tank flora products were only used if we had to have the tank pumped
for whatever reason.
"My mother never saw the irony in calling me a Son of a Bitch."
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