Septic Systems & Feminine Hygiene Products
Posted by surveyor_wa on June 27, 2004 at 16:07:51:
I need to know the impact of tampons, pads and liners on an on-site septic system. The system was installed in the late 60's or early 70's. I don't think it has baffles but not sure. I'm concerned with floating objects plugging the drain field. If this is a real problem, what are realistic alternatives to flushing them. It's hard to imagine, and I don't think I've ever seen, a seperate recepticle for these products. Are there any retrofit solutions. It does concern me but I really don't want to inconvenience family and guests or make them feel uncomfortable. This is our first septic system so I apologize if this is a silly question.

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