We have a three year old home with a new three year old septic system. We
live in the AZ desert with typical desert soil. There are only two adult
permanent residences and the occasional visitor.
We've heard many stories varying from, "we have our septic system pumped
every 4 years", to "we've had our septic system for 30 years and have never
had to have it pumped".
Obviously, usage must have something to do with the need to pump out the
system. We have the typical bathroom waste and use biodegradeable toilet
paper, and take showers rather than tub baths. We have an automatic
washing machine and a dishwasher. We do not have a garbage disposal.
I certainly want to avoid any potential problems, but at the same time, I
don't want to spend money when I don't have to.
All opinions/comments welcome.
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