06:19AM | 02/14/99
We want to install a garbage disposer but we have a septic tank. Are there any problems with this, and if so, ways to correct or prevent them?


01:41PM | 02/15/99
You are going to add more refuse to the tanks and some of the products will not break down easily. It may shorten the timespan between cleanings a month or so. Other than that- no major problems.

Mike from Homeworks

01:57PM | 02/16/99

You can add a disposer. Check out Insinkerators website at They make a disposer that injects a enzyme evrytime you use it to aid in the break down process.



05:57PM | 02/16/99
I would also suggest that you check with your township or municipality on whether you are allowed to have one.

A couple of houses back I installed one for the wife, and was subsequently slapped with a fine. I was completely and utterly shocked.

Just an FYI


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