Which is exactly right in theory, but you have to make *some* allowances in
practice if there are women between the ages of 12 and 60 or so in the house.
Having just installed an $18K super computer controlled septic system that would
seem to be able to handle a minor metropolis and having survived some rather
graphic negotiations with the SO, dropping a few bucks every year or two to get
the waste tank pumped out seems a fair trade...
"Tell me what I should do, Annie."
"Stay. Here. Forever." - Life On Mars
?! I can't tell you what a bad idea that is. Someone has to learn a
new behavior pattern, that's all.
As far as the coffee grounds, like another posted, toss the grounds in
the garden - plants love the stuff.
How unbelievably gross. They actually flush the tampon? That works out to
about 6-10 a day for 5-6 days for each woman in the house and you think
that's not a high volume? Your plumbing backs up a lot, doesn't it? Glad I
don't live in your house. Shudder.
Best way to stop this practice, is to tell the females in the house that the
septic tank pump operator will see them floating on top the the liquid in
the tank. Most women want them to disappear and not to have anyone to see
them, which doesn't happen with septic tanks.
No, it's not a joke. We're not talking sewage treatment, we're talking
SEPTIC TANK. NEVER flush a tampon down a septic system. What planet are YOU
living on? You can't really be that ignorant, can you?
I apologize. It's been a long day, and the brain surgery didn't go that
I must have gotten my wires crossed. I thought the person inferred that it
was okay to flush tampons. I guess too many no's not's and whatever in the
same sentence. Maybe it's these glasses.
Didn't Frank Zappa have a song that had a line in it about flushing
Steve, who doesn't think it's a good idea to put anything but sewage into a
But the trouble comes when the manufacturer says they are flushable.
My house has a septic system and when there are barbecues or other
gatherings, females are embarrassed to put them in the trash pail next
to the toilet. I'm almost tempted to put a sign in the guest bathroom
telling female guests to not flush them.
Umm, that's the first thing I tell my female friends when they visit. I
think DH would be uncomfortable having that conversation, but really, EVERY
female should already know this, if they have ever lived with a septic
system. I don't care WHAT the box says, you should NOT flush a tampon down a
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