Re: Septic Systems & Feminine Hygiene Products
Posted by hj on June 29, 2004 at 09:31:57:
In response to Re: Septic Systems & Feminine Hygiene Products
Unless you have a "home made" septic tank it does have baffles or other means of protecting the outlet pipe. However, putting items into a septic tank that do not break down can be embarrassing when it comes time to pump it since they will all be there in view to the pumper. My pumper told me of one customer whose tank was full of "male protective devices" but since the husband had had a vasectomy he was VERY curious as to how they got there.

: 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.
: Thanks,
: surveyor_wa




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