Re: Enzymes in septic tank
Posted by Nik Henville on August 07, 2003 at 07:15:30:
In response to Re: Enzymes in septic tank
Question:- I just bought a new house on a private septic system. Do I need to add enzymes to the system?
Simple answer..... NO.
The chemical cleaners just kill off everything, the enzyme-adding cleaners are a waste of money. If you want to add some enzymes, put a couple of table-spoons of good quality garden soil (from 3 inches down and fresh and moist) into the tank.
Best way to run a septic tank is to get pro cleaning companies in to jet the drainfield side if it seems sluggish, pump the solids every 3 to 5 years and minimise detergent, sanitary products and waste-disposal unit output.
If it just gets water, poo and pee - it will run for decades on a pumping every three to five years and nothing more. No additives. No chemical cleaners. No enzyme enhancers.

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