ITEMS THAT ARE NOT SAFE TO USE IN YOUR SYSTEM
The following is a list of products and items that should never be allowed to flow into the system:
- Large amounts of bleach or any other chemical that can kill bacteria.
- Large amounts of disinfectants.
- Chemicals that have high volumes of bacteria killing agents.
- Cigarette filters, condoms, feminine products, large paper products, and any rubber products.
- Shrimp shells, coffee grounds, or any level of cooking grease and oils.
- Chemicals that are designed to clean out drains or correct "septic tank" problems.
Note: The treatment system is not a "septic tank". Septic tanks use or work by a different form of bacteria and the use of chemicals that correct septic tanks could greatly affect the "aerobic" bacteria in your unit.
PERIODIC PUMPING AND CLEANING
The state recommendation for pumping solids from a system is every 2-3 years. You should expect 1 inch of sludge at the bottom of the unit every year. If you use more water than what the unit was designed to handle, you will have more build up in less time. This means you will need to have your system pumped and cleaned more frequently.