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Title:
The septic system owner's manual
Author:
Kahn, Lloyd.
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Publication Information:
Bolinas, Calif. : Shelter Publications, 2000.
Physical Description:
163 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780936070209
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What's going on underground: Tanks * Drainfields * Soil * Microorganisms * Gravity power * Tank pumping * Inspections * System failure * Mounds * Sand filters * Graywater * Composting toilets * More What you can do: * To promote and maintain a healthy system * To upgrade or make repairs when needed What this book is: The Septic System Owner's Manual is a straightforward, easy-to-understand, non-scholarly book on small-scale residential wastewater disposal.


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Booklist Review

Don't expect this how-to manual to attract much casual pleasure reading, but it's an eminently practical source of vital information for do-it-yourselfers who live outside municipal boundaries. Septic tanks are the dirty little secret of rural living--the aspect of homeowning that most people ignore until disaster strikes. The heart of the book is devoted to the basics--how a septic system works and what you need to do to maintain one; how to sustain a partially failing system; and how to identify a failing system--and the authors explain the facts in a straightforward, easy-to-follow manner. They also treat more complex topics, such as what to do if the traditional gravity-powered approach isn't suitable to a particular location. Even homeowners whose relationship with their septic tank is limited to calling the plumber will find valuable, cost-saving information here, but the book's target audience is the determined do-it-yourselfer willing to tackle a home's infrastructure. Indispensable information. --Leon Wagner