Sani Tank/Field Etiquette Notice to Occupant - Please Post in your Cabin
NOTICE TO OCCUPANT
This property is NOT connected to a municipal or city sewer service. Located on this property is a waste water containment tank. When full, the tank is pumped, the waste water is then taken to a sani-field where the waste water is discharged into the ground.
The wastewater treatment and disposal will work properly providing that the occupant of the premises sends down the drain wastewater that is not harmful to the septic tank bacteria or the environment.
STANDARDS OF GOOD PRACTICE
DISINFECTANTS OR BLEACHES
Use in small quantities only. Use non-chlorine cleaners that are biodegradable and non-toxic.
Should be low-suds, biodegradable, and low phosphate and contain either baking soda or washing soda.
Use only white paper products. Some natural bacteria do not eat colour dyes in paper and therefore do not break down coloured paper. Non-bleached paper (brown in colour) takes a long time to break down due to the increased level of wood pulp and can therefore clog septic tanks and treatment systems.
MINIMIZE OILS, GREASES,
NO CHEMICAL WASTES OR PAINTS
NO GRANULAR DRAIN CLEANERS
NO TIDY BOWL STYLE PRODUCTS SHOULD BE USED
NO DISCHARGE FROM WATER SOFTENERS
NO HARSH CHEMICALS OR TOXINS SHOULD BE PUT INTO THE SYSTEM
(Household paints / solvents / thinners / caustic cleaners / pesticides / herbicides etc.)
OBJECTS NOT TO BE PUT INTO THE SYSTEM
SANITARY NAPKINS ETC
HOME BREWERY WASTES
In-sink garbage disposal units
The use of this appliance may increase both the organic matter and water entering the treatment area which may upset its performance and may cause damage to the drain field. Therefore, it is strongly recommended that this appliance not be installed. All solid waste should be disposed of through composting or garbage collection.
Septic Tank Additives
They do more harm than good. Please refrain from using them.
This document is available below for printing. Please post in your cabin.
VIOLATIONS OF THE ABOVE STANDARDS OF GOOD PRACTICE MAY DAMAGE THE DISPOSAL FIELD