The Septic System Owner's Manual

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Shelter Publications, Inc., Dec 20, 2006 - House & Home - 179 pages
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More than 28 million households have septic systems, but few homeowners know how they operate or how to maintain them. This clearly written, illustrated guide addresses that need, emphasizing conventional septic systems powered by gravity flow, filtering through soil, and the natural soil organisms that purify sewage. The book discusses maintenance, what to do if things go wrong, and alternative systems such as mounds and sand filters. Additional chapters cover graywater systems, composting toilets, and a unique history of water-borne waste disposal. This expanded edition contains three new chapters.
 

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We just bought our first home, complete with septic system - which neither of us has ever lived with before! When we moved in, we realized we knew absolutely nothing (beyond what friends had told us ... Read full review

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"Approximately one-fourth (26 million) of the estimated 124 million housing units in the USA are served by septic tanks or cesspools." And my house is one of them. This is the best book out there for ... Read full review

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