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 Post subject: Aerobic System
PostPosted: Sat Apr 23, 2011 11:36 am 
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I am probably in the wrong area but as I don't know where to go, I will tell you my problem with hopes that someone can help. I am a single person with an aerobic system. It is smelling. My septic person says that as I am single, there isn't enough pooh going into the system therefore it cannot operate correctly. I am using the correct amount of chlorine pills & from his suggestion, I am also putting 1 gal of liquid bleach into the system. He also suggested that I put 1/2 cup of dry dog food in my toilet every 2 days. None of this has helped. My neighbor suggested putting dog pooh into the 1st tank (I have a dog) to help with the shortage of pooh. My septic person said that it may not be a good idea. Any thoughts from any of you will be appreciated.


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 Post subject: Re: Aerobic System
PostPosted: Tue Apr 26, 2011 4:53 pm 
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I'd guess the chlorine bleach is the problem. Who told you to pour that in a system designed for bacterial decomposition of waste material? Chlorine will kill the active organisms.

A simple Google search brought up this site: http://www.soil.ncsu.edu/publications/Soilfacts/AG-439-13/

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Make sure you are aware of the types and amounts of extra waste materials that are poured down the drain. Limiting the use of your garbage disposal will minimize the flow of excess solids to your tank. Garbage disposals usually double the amount of solids added to the tank.

Do not pour cooking greases, oils, and fats down the drain. Grease hardens in the septic tank and accumulates until it clogs the inlet or outlet. Grease poured down the drain with hot water may flow through the septic tank and clog soil pores completely.

Pesticides, paints, paint thinners, solvents, disinfectants, poisons, and other household chemicals should not be dumped down the drain into a septic system because they may kill soil microorganisms that help purify the sewage. Also, some organic chemicals will flow untreated through the septic tank and the soil, thus contaminating the underlying groundwater.


Good luck with that. And save the dog food for the dog.

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 Post subject: Re: Aerobic System
PostPosted: Wed Apr 27, 2011 9:59 am 
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I dont dump grease down the drain, nor do I have a garbage disposal. My Septic tank maintenance company told me to put bleach down the drain & also dog food in the toilet. Are you with an aerobic company? Where does your information come from?


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 Post subject: Re: Aerobic System
PostPosted: Wed Apr 27, 2011 1:49 pm 
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My information comes from common sense. If this forum doesn't answer your questions, then call a septic company. It just doesn't sound like they're giving you rational advice. In my opinion, of course.

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