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OUTLINE SEPTIC SYSTEM BASICS ALTERNATIVE SYSTEMS – A PRIMER QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS JR SINGS HIS COLLEGE FIGHT SONG.

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2 OUTLINE SEPTIC SYSTEM BASICS ALTERNATIVE SYSTEMS – A PRIMER QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS JR SINGS HIS COLLEGE FIGHT SONG

3 SEPTIC SYSTEM VS PUBLIC SEWER Average 4 Person Family pays $50-$80 per month for public water/Sewer in Stafford County. Half of that is for public sewer At $25/month >>> $1,500 in Five Years Traditional Septic System maintenance is about $200 every 5 years (pumping the septic tank).

4 Typical SEPTIC SYSTEM OVERVIEW

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6 Septic System Maintenance A septic system can last 50 years, but many in the US fail after years Avoid putting the following in your septic system: Coffee grounds, dental floss, disposable diapers, cat-box litter, sanitary napkins, tampons, cigarette butts, plastics, facial tissues, paper towels, fat, grease, or oil and household hazardous wastes Pump your septic tank every 3-5 years Don’t Drive on your septic field

7 Indications of System Failure Sluggish drains Plumbing backups Seepage at ground surfaces

8 Alternative Treatment Systems Raised Bed and Septic Mound systems Advanced Material Media Filtration systems Aerobic Septic Systems Wetlands and Constructed Wetlands Waterless and Low-Water and Greywater- Separation systems

9 Septic Mound Systems

10 Media Filtration Systems

11 Aerobic Septic Systems

12 Constructed Wetlands

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15 Waterless and Low-Water Think of a modern outhouse in the house. Yes, it works, but you probably need a “granola” client to accept it. The home will also need a means to handle gray water (dishwater, shower water, etc) Many designs, but basically it composts and the “dirt” is removed at the end of the composting period.

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17 Acknowledgements A Guide to Septic Systems and Alternatives (Virginia Water Resources Research Center) df df InspectAPedia -- Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation schl.gc.ca/en/co/maho/gemare/gemare_009.cfm schl.gc.ca/en/co/maho/gemare/gemare_009.cfm University of Minnesota -- nents/6583[f03].html nents/6583[f03].html King County (Washington State) Public Health TOOLBASE -- Inventory/Plumbing/aerobic-wastewater-treatmenthttp://www.toolbase.org/Technology- Inventory/Plumbing/aerobic-wastewater-treatment Wikipedia --


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