Originally Posted by Wolverine 1945
I guess I have to wonder what type of septic tank you have that won't handle dumping 5 tanks ???
Most tanks are 1000 gallons. If i dump 200 + gallons it overloads the leach lines that are designed to handle a few dozen gallons an hour. If done consistently, the solids or the top scum will be forces into the leach lines and render them useless. They are only designed to handle liquid.
That's why septic tanks need to be pumped every few years, and why dumping large quantities into them in a short timeframe will ruin one.
I've lived with septic tanks my whole life, as well as having a heavy construction company that serviced and installed failed systems some times.