Posted: 23/03/2014 at 11:33
thanks Edd - when I've more time, I'll read through that thread. Although I do know that there are things one shouldn't pour down the drains, I also know that there are lots of people who are unaware of that! My work for an estate agent - I show people round houses in a rural area - means that I meet all sorts of people who have never come across private drainage systems.
I often meet people who, having read in the sales brochure that there's oil central heating and private drainage at a property, are confused as to what's what. For instance, they'll sometimes mistake one of those green plastic oil storage tanks for a septic tank! Yes - Really!. ........... when I point out that in fact the drainage system is totally underground and that what they're looking at is in fact an oil storage tank, their next question is usually "oh! - so, how often will I have to fill it?"........................................
So, having been brought up in the country, and living in the country, I'm quite aware of lots of stuff which people who've only ever lived in towns don't even think about, hence my thought that sometimes stuff which shouldn't get there often ends up in a septic tank. In answer to another poster, yes - I do know about plucking and dressing poultry, and about management of muck heaps and the ways of using farmyard manure. My father was a farmer and I grew up on a farm. I'm also much much older than many of the people who post on this forum (David K knows what I'm going on about!) so have seen lots of changes during my lifetime, whether it's getting a proper septic tank system instead of having a cesspit, and having central heating instead of just open fires................!