Biodegradable soap for septic systems?

5 posts / 0 new
Last post
tzeggy14's picture
Offline
Last seen: 1 week 4 days ago
Joined: 02/11/2016 - 6:36am
Biodegradable soap for septic systems?

Hi guys,

I have just set up my new septic system using a pair of IBCs and want to do the right thing and minimise the negative impact the outlet (soak away) water will have on the environment.
I'm thinking that we really should be using biodegradable washing products.
I've found biodegradable dishwashing liquid at Woolies, easy, but couldn't find any similar soaps or handwashes. In fact, the vast majority of handwashes were ANTI-bacterial, exactly what I DON'T want!
What do you guys use in your septic systems?
Should I be concerned about using regular soaps and stuff?
Thanks in advance,
Greg
.
(BTW, this shot was taken before the system was completely finished and backfilled etc.)

AttachmentSize
Image icon Septic tank July 2018 reduced 1.jpg176.57 KB
admin's picture
Offline
Last seen: 7 hours 12 min ago
Joined: 28/02/2011 - 2:19pm

Hi Greg,

Great to have you as part of the small farming community, it's wonderful to see you trying to do your bit for the environment.

I hate to say it but growing up on a farm we never worried about the type of washing powders and other products we used. That said, our septic rubble drain was constantly getting blocked up and thats probably why.

Ecostore does a range of biodegradable washing powders and other products, you can find them here
http://www.ecostore.com.au/categories/laundry

I hope this is of assistance and please let us know how the products perform.

Regards,

Charlie

 

tzeggy14's picture
Offline
Last seen: 1 week 4 days ago
Joined: 02/11/2016 - 6:36am

.
Thank you for the reply Charlie.

I'm not actually looking for clothes washing products, we don't live there, (NB. I wish we could!) it's just a weekender, so we do clothes washing back at home.

It's hand soaps and/or liquid hand washes that I'm looking for and I see that Ecostore do them as well.
I'll read into them.

Thanks again!
Greg

admin's picture
Offline
Last seen: 7 hours 12 min ago
Joined: 28/02/2011 - 2:19pm

Hi Greg,

Thanks for the reply, out of interest have you come across any environmentally friendly products that can be used to help with blocked drains?

Thanks,
Charlie

tzeggy14's picture
Offline
Last seen: 1 week 4 days ago
Joined: 02/11/2016 - 6:36am

Hi Charlie,

No mate, I haven't.
Mind you, that's something I haven't been looking for either.

Greg

Log in or register to post comments
Topic Replies Last postsort ascending Forum
Normal topic electric fence help
by summit1966 on Mon, 12/11/2018 - 9:36pm
by summit1966
Mon, 12/11/2018 - 9:36pm
General Forum
Normal topic dorper sheep new business
by Baarambaa on Sun, 11/11/2018 - 12:50pm
by Baarambaa
Sun, 11/11/2018 - 12:50pm
New Members
Normal topic The New Kid on the Block...
by Robdog on Fri, 09/11/2018 - 9:28pm
by Robdog
Fri, 09/11/2018 - 9:28pm
New Members
Normal topic Where to start..
by Terry and Rach on Tue, 10/07/2018 - 2:51pm
2 by Robdog
Fri, 09/11/2018 - 9:22pm
New Members
Normal topic Paddock Preparation
by Guy on Sun, 14/10/2018 - 8:18pm
2 by greggy
Fri, 09/11/2018 - 8:50pm
Farming Help
Normal topic Goats
by bigdave06 on Sun, 04/11/2018 - 9:19pm
2 by bigdave06
Wed, 07/11/2018 - 7:48pm
General Forum
Normal topic Cattle preg testing via blood is easy and effective
by CattleBreeder on Wed, 24/10/2018 - 11:10am
4 by CattleBreeder
Fri, 02/11/2018 - 8:48am
General Forum
Normal topic Agistment Rates
by mrmrsmrb on Thu, 09/11/2017 - 5:14pm
5 by tzeggy14
Fri, 02/11/2018 - 5:43am
General Forum
Normal topic Biodegradable soap for septic systems?
by tzeggy14 on Fri, 12/10/2018 - 8:26am
4 by tzeggy14
Fri, 02/11/2018 - 5:35am
General Forum
Normal topic Wiltipol Sheep and Boran Cattle
by chisel on Sun, 22/01/2017 - 7:07pm
5 by Saltaire
Sun, 28/10/2018 - 9:29am
New Members

Our Sponsors

Our Partners

Become a Farmstyle sponsor

Includes site wide company logo, priority directory listing, facebook shout-out and more. Only $24.50 per month.

Complete your business details and purchase a sponsorship position.