Tuesday, November 18, 2008

The Good Ship Septic Tank

Building regs prevent you from fitting a septic tank commensurate with the size of your (in our case, tiny) house. The minimum size you can get is frankly massive, about two thirds of the size of the Shack's actual bedroom.
This one - an 'Acorn' - is kind of lozenge shaped, saving our protected tree roots from excessive digging to bury it.
Try telling Adam - who has done the lion's share of the digging - that what he's done is not 'excessive'!


  1. All councils have a minimum size septic tank requirement usually one designed for four people. While there may only be two of you living there for the moment, you cannot possibly know what will happen in the future.
    Look on the bright side, a septic tank designed to fit four prople will need emptying every 20 or 30 years (used properly) Yours will go on for ever.

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