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Instead of washing four laundry loads in one day, do one or two loads per day. Run washing machines and (dishwashers) with full loads or alternatively, select the proper load size for your washing machine. Washing small loads of laundry with large quantities of water is a waste of both water and energy. When buying a new washing machine look for appliances that display the Energy Star symbol. Newer energy-efficient clothes washers use 50% less water than a standard model. Front-loading machines use up to 40% less water than top-loading machine. If you would like to receive a monthly Septic...

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The Q & A below are the most Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) we are asked about MullToa / Biolet Composting Toilets.  What is a closed system? Is it the same as a self-contained composting toilet?They are not the same. A closed system has no water in and no drain or “overflow” out. A self-contained system (somewhat misleading if you ask us) refers to units that are located above the floor. Many of these units have an “overflow” drain tube to be attached.Is there a manual drum to turn? Or levers to wiggle or sift? No. The Mulltoa 65, MullToa 55...

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Working on a home or cottage project? Keep paint out of the drain! Let extra paint dry in the can, or if you have quite a bit leftover donate or share your paint with a friend. Keep your septic working perfectly by keeping paint out of it. If you would like to receive a monthly Septic Tip and septic maintenance reminder, click here to sign up.... it is free!

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It is not recommended to pump out a seasonal-use cottage or cabin septic system in the fall, unless absolutely necessary and if so, please ensure your septic tank is full of water or wastewater prior to spring thaw.  If your place has year round use, then by all means have your septic system serviced if and whenever due or needed. Why not pump out seasonal system? An empty septic tank can act like a boat, particularly in the spring!  If the ground water table is high in the spring, and your septic tank is empty it may pop out of the...

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Just wanted to send out a friendly reminder to check your toilet flapper valves. Septic systems DO NOT benefit from excess water... so STOP the leaks. How to check a toilet flapper valve. It is easy. When toilet tank is completely full, turn off water supply to the toilet tank (usually a small silver oval valve near floor behind toilet). Wait. Half a day. Over night. You decide. Next, turn water supply on by opening the silver toilet tank valve. If you hear water filling the toilet tank, the flapper valve is leaking and you need to replace the flapper...

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