The Septic System Owner’s Manual
by Lloyd Kahn
illustrated by Peter Aschwanden
||8" x 10"
“David Hayward came home one summer day to find brown, swampy puddles in his front yard.
As he puzzled over the brown ooze, his neighbor strolled over and identified the problem: ‘Looks like your septic system went.’
Until that day, David didn't know septic systems died he thought of his system as a simple underground tank that just made wastewater disappear.
His local septic contractor pumped the system out twice. The diagnosis: clogged leach field. The recommendation: replace the entire leach field to the tune of $12,000.”
|Mother Earth News
What you don't know can hurt you… Your septic system is designed to receive regular maintenance ignore it, and it could end up costing you a significant amount of money. You received an owner's manual with your $20,000 new car here is the manual for your $30,000 septic system.
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We wrote the book on septic systems
What this book is:
we’ve revised and updated it for 2008…
A straightforward, easy-to-understand,
non-scholarly book on small-scale
residential wastewater disposal
What’s going on underground:
Tanks • Drainfields • Soil • Microorganisms
Gravity power • Tank pumping
Inspections • System failure
What you can do:
• To promote and maintain a healthy system
• To upgrade or make repairs when needed
New advanced systems:
Dosed-flow drainfields • Trickling biofilters
Recirculating sand filters • Effluent filters
Shallow drainfields • Drip irrigation
New solutions for failed drainfields
The new overpriced septic systems:
Excessive engineering • Overzealous regulation
Now happening all over the country
Read it and weep!
How homeowners in small towns can
control their own wastewater destiny
Click here to find out more.