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It’s A Dirty Job But Someones Got To Do It

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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.

septictruck

The septic company was BlueWater Septic. Nice shiny truck. A good sign.

How many men does it take to find a septic tank?

Looking for the tank

Looking for the tank

Found It!

Found It!

Once the tank cover is located, the digging begins.

Digging in the dirt

Digging in the dirt

septicdighole2

Rabbit Hole revealed

Rabbit Hole revealed

I was pleased with how neatly he removed the grass and dirt. Scores high points in my book.

Prepare for a loud sucking sound.

septichose

Heave-Ho the Hose

Heave-Ho the Hose

Oh My!

No Comment

No Comment

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.

septicsucking

Wonder what he is looking at.

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Talking Chit

Talking Chit

When the tank was cleaned and refilled the hole was returned to its original condition.

Dude, don't fall in

Dude, don't fall in

"They'll never know I was ever here"

"They'll never know I was ever here"

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.)

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4 thoughts on “It’s A Dirty Job But Someones Got To Do It

  1. Photo #9 and your comments above and below it gave me a good laugh for the morning! Too funny. Thanks.

  2. Well, that was a fun ride… Good thing you weren’t outside.. I hope there was a nice breeze for the neighbors…

    • Hi Judy and Michelle,

      Luckily I was able to take these pictures rather discreetly from my studio window. It was pretty funny to watch the septic guy and make up commentary as he went along.

      -Amy

  3. How funny! Showed this to the tech who did the job- gave him a pat on the back for being so neat. We had a good laugh !
    Thank-you,
    Wendy Rimbach
    Field Supervisor
    bluewater

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