[gdum-l] Dog waste in septic system?
jharnish at rcn.com
Mon Sep 20 16:33:26 GMT 2010
I am in search of accurate information on whether or not dog feces can be
safely flushed in a toilet that is connected to a septic system. I have
found a variety of information on line from green living sites that says
yes, do flush it and that the one concern would be that the capacity of the
septic system be able to handle the additional waste amount that a dog would
generate above what the size of the system was designed for over the longer
term. I have used the option of flushing dog waste (minus bag of course) in
those rare situations where outdoor disposal was not readily available and
where indoor container disposal would raise a stink. I was challenged on the
safety of this disposal method when a septic system was in use, which is why
I wanted to be sure my information for future occasions is accurate.
Obviously, the issue of the waste of my one dog on a short term visit being
added to a septic system does not apply to the volume concern raised above.
This could be a consideration however if a homeowner with pet dog or dog
guide were to use toilet disposal as a permanent method.
Jennifer and Isaac
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