On Monday our septic system was cleaned for the first time. This was a new experience for us as our previous house was in a town with a sewer system. Of course I had to do some photo documentation of the whole event. When you work by yourself you sometimes find entertainment in the small things.
The septic company was BlueWater Septic. Nice shiny truck. A good sign.
How many men does it take to find a septic tank?
Once the tank cover is located, the digging begins.
I was pleased with how neatly he removed the grass and dirt. Scores high points in my book.
Prepare for a loud sucking sound.
With the hose assembled the fun part of the job is about to begin. If you look closely, you’ll see he has a remote control device on his hip. This was used to turn the hose on and off and to switch between drawing out the contents and refilling the tank with water and microbes.
Wonder what he is looking at.
When the tank was cleaned and refilled the hole was returned to its original condition.
I chuckled as he cleaned up. He walked around the circle twice, tamping down the turf and sweeping away the excess dirt. He even brought out a bucket with grass seed and sprinkled it over the area.
I’ve been thinking about putting a labyrinth in the yard someplace. Now that I know the location of the septic tank lid, I have an idea where NOT to put the labyrinth. I don’t think a labyrinth over a septic tank would be good ju-ju.
As Erma Bombeck once said, “the grass is always greener over the septic tank” (and is the first spot where the snow melts in the winter.)