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Septic Care Tips -

EcoEthic Septic Care Sign Pac.  Do you rent out your cottage or cabin paradise?  Or have family or guests who are unaware of what should and should not go into a septic system? These small, simple signs will help to remind guests and family what can and cannot go down the kitchen drain, bathroom fixtures and into the laundry. 

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Grey Water -

Wastewater generated in households is defined by two different terms.  Greywater and Blackwater.  Yum, yum, right?! Greywater is household wastewater from any plumbing other than a toilet. Blackwater is wastewater generated by a toilet. How does Grey Water differ from Black Water? Greywater is from the drains of baths, showers, bathroom basins and laundry, and in some regions does or and in other regions does not include, kitchen sink, or dishwasher waste.  The clearest definition is grey water is the result of water being used for household purposes, like bathing and washing clothes.  Black water contains feces and urine and...

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Septic Care Tips -

With thousands and thousands of cottages across Canada, cottagers can have quite an impact on the environment.  It is just as important to practice Being Green at the cottage as it is at home, maybe even more so! If you haven’t already replaced harsh cleaners, this spring is the time to do so. Try environmentally certified cleaners such as Down East: All Purpose Cleaner, Cream Cleaner, Laundry, Dishwashing Liquid, and Bathroom Spray Cleaner. Install waterless or low flow toilets and showerheads to reduce water use. Check toilet flapper valves and washers in faucets to prevent unnecessary water from leaking into...

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Composting Toilets -

Top five things to look for when considering a composting toilet. 1. Does the unit have a drain? This is of utmost importance.  MullToa Waterless Composting Toilets do not have a drain making them the ideal choice for boathouse, bunkie, cottage and cabins.  MullToa electric units evaporate 100% of the liquid, the composting process is accelerated with mixing, heat and air flow resulting in humus, a dry loamy material comprised of fully broken down fecal material, paper, and nutrients.  If the toilet you are considering, has a drain or emergency overflow you can bet it will be needed one day,...

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This is a question we were asked today, and one we have been asked repeatedly over the years. The Backstory:This person was recently solicited via telephone during which the caller assured them if they purchased and used a particular product, the septic owner would never need to pump their septic ever again. Ever. Again.Really?The Facts:Anyone who says anything such as this is waving a giant red flag.  So be warned...Septic systems are pumped out for a number of reasons.  Just for starters, the removal of accumulated sludge (which includes inorganic material, think fleece, sand, etc.), observing internal tank components to...

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