Aug 11, 2008

Simple Housekeeping

Tip of the day: Septic tank booster!
You are probably wondering what this could be...and why I would know this. Well, with 8 bodies using our septic system these days and me being frugal and all, this seems to fit with my philosophy of don't wait until it's broken.
So if you have been taxing out your septic OR if things aren't smelling quite like roses around your acreage, well then follow this recipe and see if things don't sweeten up-air quality that is.
Septic bacteria booster:
  • hot water (doesn't have to be boiling, just really hot)-a quart should do
  • 2 tsp. dried yeast (you can buy yeast at the grocery store, I buy mine in bulk at Sam's Club)
  • 1 pound brown sugar (light or dark, it doesn't matter)

With your hot water, dissolve your brown sugar, allow this to cool down to lukewarm. Add the yeast, stir to incorporate. Jog to the nearest toilet and immediately flush your concoction down. This recipe will help to create sewage digesting bacteria that will help your sewage to correctly breakdown. Of course it may be time to call the 'Honeywagon,' to have your system pumped.

5 comments:

Carla said...

Interesting!

BittersweetPunkin said...

What a neat recipe! A few ingredients do so much!

BethPie said...

We don't have a septic tank but reading the ingredients made me think that I want to bake something involving yeast and brown sugar... maybe sticky buns! ;o)

javamamma said...

We're finally home for a little while so, despite having a million things to do, I'm trying to catch up on blogs a little bit.

Love all the photos of the 'baby prep'! My girls made clothes for their Webkins this week at my sister's.

tonia said...

thanks for the "recipe"! i pour live-culture yogurt down the drain sometimes for the same reason.

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