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Country home sewage [message #89] Sat, 26 September 2015 16:43 Go to next message
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Just curious, how does the sewage system work in country homes? Do they still use the outhouse or have a system based on that?

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Re: Country home sewage [message #94 is a reply to message #89] Sat, 26 September 2015 17:02 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Mel_C is currently offline  Mel_C
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Septic tank and field drain system is the norm but some states allow a treatment system that combines the septic tank and field drain system in one unit.

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Mel
Re: Country home sewage [message #198 is a reply to message #89] Sat, 03 October 2015 14:59 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Eureka5 is currently offline  Eureka5
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Composting toilets are another option if you don't want the expense of digging a septic system. A compost toilet can be purchased for around $400. Here is a short overview from letsgogreen.com

How Do Composting Toilets Work?

Composting toilets use the natural processes of decomposition and evaporation to recycle human waste. Waste entering the toilets is over 90% water, which is evaporated and carried back to the atmosphere through the vent system. The small amount of remaining solid material is converted to useful fertilizing soil by natural decomposition.

This natural process, essentially the same as in your garden composter, is enhanced in commercial composting toilets by manipulating the environment in the composting chamber.

The correct balance between oxygen, moisture, heat and organic material is needed to ensure a rich environment for the aerobic bacteria that transform the waste into fertilizing soil. This ensures odor-free operation and complete decomposition of waste.


When human waste is properly composted, the end product does not contain any pathogens or viruses (these are destroyed by bacterial breakdown). This nutrient-rich fertilizer can then be used on plants or around the base of trees, as part of the natural cycling of nutrients, reducing your need for commercial fertilizers and preserving local water quality.

-Some people choose to go the DIY route as well, which can be done with some wood, a toilet seat, a five gallon bucket, and some cover material like sawdust. Link here: http://www.humanurehandbook.com/humanure_toilet.html

With either method you will have to empty the reservoir contents periodically, but from all accounts it is not a smelly process! Laughing

http://i.imgur.com/Wd8CWvL.jpg http://i.imgur.com/t259015.jpg


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Re: Country home sewage [message #789 is a reply to message #198] Tue, 19 January 2016 17:44 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Novilene is currently offline  Novilene
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Wow this is amazing information I never knew this thing exists. Thanks for sharing sister.

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Re: Country home sewage [message #978 is a reply to message #789] Tue, 09 February 2016 02:54 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Hi there,

We are new here, and see that we have A LOT in common. We live off-grid and we have made a sawdust-toilet. We made a video about it, with a funny ending Smile Hope you enjoy it.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P_lOET34V3w
Re: Country home sewage [message #990 is a reply to message #978] Fri, 12 February 2016 16:47 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Hi Chetsrown!

Thanks for the amusing video, it was informative - and hilarious! Welcome to the forum, I look forward to reading your next post Smile
Re: Country home sewage [message #1859 is a reply to message #990] Fri, 23 December 2016 20:58 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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wanted to watch it but video no longer available
Re: Country home sewage [message #1861 is a reply to message #1859] Sat, 24 December 2016 10:18 Go to previous message
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Yeah, seems like that channel has made the majority of their videos private. Dunno why. Oh well.
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