Originally Posted by OldCoot
Don't go around farms where the raise livestock or pigs, they clean the pits and spread it on acreage they plant. Been doing it for hundreds of years and we eat the crops grown on it.
Don't say what he is doing is right, but not a major EPA problem unless he's inside the city limits and is violating a city/state ordinance.
Wild animals deposit more every night than what he can dump.
Sure the EPA does. There have been regular issues between the EPA and Purdue, the chicken company here in Maryland.
I'm not a city boy by any means but have never had experience on a farm (though, I've lived near and around them) and do understand what fertilizer is and remember the smell distinctly.
(Though, comically- in the neighboring town to where I live now, the police department got flooded with calls when a batch of particularly smelly manure was spread one day. Enough so, it made the local news.)
Anyway, I stand by my original statement- I know that special permits and process need to be followed in order to have a septic system. These are there for a reason and likely to protect the water table. While 40 or 50 gallons of black(ish) water at a time isn't necessarily a problem, I do still wonder if there are EPA, state or local regulations that are being violated.
I'm just saying. But, if jevan doesn't care, then that's the end of it for me.