hi - intro self
Fairhaven Alpacas, breeding champion Suri alpaca in Temuka
been busy trying to make all those lovely decisions ............ water, septic tank driveway house plans lots of decision lots of confusion hopefully make the right ones guess time will tell.
any advice on septic tanks guys as to what is the better system?
igor;442859 wrote: A proper septic tank has no moving parts. It's just a big vessel for the bacteria to live in. If it is correctly sited gravity should take care of all movement of materials. The only time any moving parts are involved is if your land is so flat that you need to pump the effluent.
igor, you're right we just had our soak away replaced after the old one got blocked by roots, the grease trap from the kitchen kept flooding and we had built an extension over the pipe to the soak away hence the need to replace it. cost us under $500 but we did a lot of the digging but still used a digger for the main drainage, from what the plumber said it's the soakaway that courses most problems with the old systems and ours must have been in since the house was built (edit that, assembled from 2 army huts) in the late 1940s. The tank was cleaned recently after 30+ years and when they did it they remarked how well the tank was still working, and doing a better job than most modern types, he was very sarcastic about the pumped systems, he didn't think they were that reliable and in his opinion just jobs for the boys cleaning filters and checking pumps every 6 months.
Edit again just found this sewagetreatment.co.nz/eco-friendly.html
it uses no power and is minimum maintenance.
Just me and the cat now, on 2 acres of fruit and veg + hazel nuts, macadamia, chestnuts and walnuts,
Dave and Ruth, Oxford Contracting
little red digger;443047 wrote: We have the Oasis system and have had no problems in the last 5 years. The drip lines are great and water the fruit trees.
The oasis 2000 with the drip lines is what has been suggested to us but then also got told that with the Aerated parts that they have a habit of breaking down and are expensive to replace.
The other worry I had was hoping to put them under the fruit trees but had also wanted the orchard to be a place for the kids to play and was concerenced about the fact it had to be completly fenced off with no human stock vechile access.
It made me wonder how 'safe' it was.
Or if using the
SEPTIC TANK and TREATMENT SYSTEM
was a better idea.
Any thoughts folks - getting pretty confused by it all.:confused: