You will have to check with your local authority about codes. I don't
think just washing the grease off your hands will harm the septic
system. I know in days past here dry sumps like your idea were used for
kitchen sink and laundry drainage, but I don't think that is legal any
The fact is that natural bacteria will break down oil in the ground, and
there are plenty of dry sumps out there used by mechanics. I wouldn't
do it if I had a well though. . .
Eric Murray wrote:
> On Mon, Oct 30, 2000 at 12:55:09PM -0800, Stuart MacMillan wrote:
> > Most of theses flushes are acids, and will break down in the soil
> > rapidly, and in these quantities won't make your sewage treatment
> > facility managers angry either.
> > Don't put any of these chemicals in a septic system, they depend on
> > natural bacterial decomposition to work properly, and you don't want to
> > kill the little buggers! Avoid putting anything down the drain other
> > than soap and natural waste products.
> So, what do you do when you're on septic and you want to put in
> water and a sink to your shop? If it were up to me and there
> wasn't a code, I'd just run the drain into a large hole filled with
> gravel. What do you typically have to do to meet code?
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