[permaculture] septic renovation
seldom.seen at earthlink.net
Thu Mar 18 19:48:21 EST 2004
i recently found out that my septic system was a little less complex
than i had hoped (*really* old house). the small tank hooks into clay
tile, snakes a bit and continues down a hill and then drains about 20'
from a small creek. From the lack of records i assume it has been this
way since the outhouse was outdated 40+ years ago.
Sometime over the summer i'm hoping to dig a septic field and put in a
distro box, but i'm wondering whether there aren't alternatives worth
considering. I've looked into composting toilets, but the cost of a
prepackaged (new) unit is prohibitive.
The layout. . . < 50', 10-15' drop to creek off the NE corner of house.
75-100', 15' drop to creek straight north of soil pipe. The soil is
heavy clay with a hardpan 18-24" down. There is room for *something*
north of the house that will have adequate clearance from the creek and
aquifer contamination is not an issue with the lower soil horizons.
(hey clint....que pasa contigo?)
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