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Title:Septic-Tank Systems
Author(s):Lehmann, E.W.
Contributor(s):Bobbitt, H.E.; Carter, D.G.; Hendrix, G.K.; Kennedy, Maxine H.
Waste management
Abstract:The septic-tank system, if properly installed, is a satisfactory and low-cost method of preparing sewage from such homes for final disposal. Bacterial action within the septic tank disintegrates sewage so that it can be absorbed into the ground. In building or modernizing farmhouses, lake cottages and suburban homes, include the septictank system in the plans as well as water and drain pipes, and plumbing fixtures. The safe disposal of waste from the kitchen, laundry and bathroom is basic in constructing a home. This circular is limited to septic-tank systems for homes. For other installations, consult your state sanitary engineering division for advice. A septic tank should be installed only where a public sewer is not available.
Issue Date:1947
Publisher:Small Homes Council-Building Research Council. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Series/Report:Circular Series Index No. G5.5
University of Illinois Bulletin Vol. 044, No. 062, June 16, 1947
Rights Information:Copyright 1947 University of Illinois Press
Date Available in IDEALS:2014-09-23

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