Septic Startup

Discussion in 'Plumbing Forum, Professional & DIY Advice' started by Spaceman Spiff, Jul 5, 2006.

  1. Spaceman Spiff

    Spaceman Spiff Architect

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    Do I need to do anything special to "startup" a brand new septic system, or will it just do its own thing...
     
  2. plumber1

    plumber1 Plumber

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    septic

    Just use it. It will start generating all kinds of bacteria all by itself.
     
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  4. Lakee911

    Lakee911 I&C Engineer (mostly WWTP)

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    What do you mean startup? It's all new and shiney! You want to dirty it up already? If it's unused it won't require any pumping...ever!

    :)

    Jason
     
  5. Spaceman Spiff

    Spaceman Spiff Architect

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    So, in other words, I don't need to wash and wax the tank over the weekend...
     
  6. Lakee911

    Lakee911 I&C Engineer (mostly WWTP)

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    Wax on...wax off.

    You could buy a pressure washer...be just like the drive in car wash :)


    Jason
     
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