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Coming from the highway, I just had a BMW with the sign 'Microsoft Car Sharing' attempting to do something that resembles driving in front of my nose.
That reminded me of something I read here years ago:
Owning a BMW does not always make you a wanker, it just means you will become one!
Does that also apply to Microsoft Car Sharing? Do the cars require you to close all windows and restart all the time? Do they hijack you to their garage when they want to get updates? Do you need a Microsoft account to get in?
We've been in the same rural property for 20 year and only had the septic tank emptied once. It can depends on the many factors, but the main one is the soil and water table levels and what you put down it.
Normally we can tell it needs emptying by the smell (it shouldn't). Also ensure youre not putting chlorine cleaning products down it as it will kill the tanks bacteria. Only once had to put any bacteria additives in it and if the problems not to bad you can just use yogurt.
THis is a plastic tank set in the ground, it isnt a hole in the ground filled with rocks, like old tanks are. Its to keep the water table cleaner, so its kind of like a min treatment plant, so the solid build up and hence need emptying.
It is very dry here, so no problem with it draining away. HOwever wifey does insist on using non septic tank friendly cleaners, it is probably that that is killing the natural breakdown of the solids. I'll have words with her!
Having said that I read up to check, and there is a lot of talkk on the net of needing emptying from time to time.
I'm also in New England. If you have a properly designed leach field to disperse the liquids, the tank is sized properly, and you avoid putting oils and non-biodegradable items down the drain, it could easily last 20 years or more.
We're on mains sewage, but about a year after we moved in it blocked, and overflowed. Lifted the cover and yes, the stench was hideous. I tried to rod it, but ended up calling in an expert who did the job very nicely. Turns out the cover was about 2m above the pipe, so the whole 1m x 1m x 2 m column was full... destroyed my last hazmat suit jet washing the patio, and it took 3 or four long hot showers before I couldn't smell it any more.
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