There is a proposal in this state to amend the tax law for city or
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
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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