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Should Kitchen And Bathroom Waste Go To The Septic Tank Or To The Soak Away by netoc65(m): 1:48am On Mar 21, 2017
Should Kitchen And Bathroom Waste Go To The Septic Tank first Or Straight To The Soak Away?
Which one is the standard practice?
And... What is the right size of the soak away and septic tank for a three bedroom bungalow

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Re: Should Kitchen And Bathroom Waste Go To The Septic Tank Or To The Soak Away by mufutau55(m): 3:05am On Mar 21, 2017
netoc65:
Should Kitchen And Bathroom Waste Go To The Septic Tank first Or Straight To The Soak Away?
Which one is the standard practice?
And... What is the right size of the soak away and septic tank for a three bedroom bungalow

Direct water of bathroom and kitchen to the Soak-away, the bottom will not be plastered so the water can soak under ground.
Direct the actual poo/feces from the toilet to the Septic Tank, bottom will be well plastered.
Make their respective size according to the empty space you have.

Hajji Mufutau

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Re: Should Kitchen And Bathroom Waste Go To The Septic Tank Or To The Soak Away by coolcharm(m): 3:34am On Mar 21, 2017
The name 'soak away' is clear and explanatory enough, likewise septic tank

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Re: Should Kitchen And Bathroom Waste Go To The Septic Tank Or To The Soak Away by SweetBoyFriend(m): 7:01am On Mar 21, 2017

What's the difference between kitchen waste and toilet waste ??

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Re: Should Kitchen And Bathroom Waste Go To The Septic Tank Or To The Soak Away by Incredible120(m): 7:02am On Mar 21, 2017
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Re: Should Kitchen And Bathroom Waste Go To The Septic Tank Or To The Soak Away by Evaberry(f): 7:02am On Mar 21, 2017
I don't know sir
I'm not building a house yet sir

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Re: Should Kitchen And Bathroom Waste Go To The Septic Tank Or To The Soak Away by Heineken(m): 7:02am On Mar 21, 2017
To me septic tank is better than it going to the soak away.

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Re: Should Kitchen And Bathroom Waste Go To The Septic Tank Or To The Soak Away by anonymuz(m): 7:03am On Mar 21, 2017
the size of the soak away depends on the size of the house. but most time it should be 12,610.
Re: Should Kitchen And Bathroom Waste Go To The Septic Tank Or To The Soak Away by Young03(m): 7:03am On Mar 21, 2017
I have no idea sir
iam not into building
Re: Should Kitchen And Bathroom Waste Go To The Septic Tank Or To The Soak Away by Samanza89: 7:05am On Mar 21, 2017
First have an idea of what is a septic tank and a soak away!...

Septic tank are used to collect effluent and store wastewater and solid waste. A septic tank works on a pH balance and bacterial activity to break down the solid waste, and once the tank is full, it will overflow into a connected drain field, or often, a soakaway. The tank is self-contained and is placed underground, so offers an excellent alternative to main sewage pipes if your property isn’t connected to a main system. Because septic tanks can treat and dispose of household wastewater onsite, they are often a more economical choice than connecting to a centralised sewer system, especially in rural areas where properties are more widely spread


A soakaway is a system comprised of a hole dug in the ground and filled with rubble and coarse stones. This allows surface water that would otherwise begin to pool to soak back down into the earth. Often the soakaway is placed away from the flooding area and a pipe connects the area to the soakaway in the form of a gutter or drain. This system is useful for built-up areas that are constructed out of impermeable materials as it reduces the amount of pooling water that can lead to floods.


Which system is best for my property?
If you are looking for a natural and cost-effective way to dispose of solid and liquid waste from your home or business, a septic tank, and possibly a connected soakaway depending on the land on your property, is what you need.

If you are looking to divert pooling rainwater or surface water from flat or impervious surfaces, however, then a soakaway is the solution for you.

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Re: Should Kitchen And Bathroom Waste Go To The Septic Tank Or To The Soak Away by Nobody: 7:06am On Mar 21, 2017
Mentcee:
Buhari is plain stupid.
What brought Buhari into this?

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Re: Should Kitchen And Bathroom Waste Go To The Septic Tank Or To The Soak Away by Antoeni(m): 7:07am On Mar 21, 2017
Septic tank is far better, in fact the best

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Re: Should Kitchen And Bathroom Waste Go To The Septic Tank Or To The Soak Away by Nobody: 7:08am On Mar 21, 2017
I am here to read comments
Re: Should Kitchen And Bathroom Waste Go To The Septic Tank Or To The Soak Away by hoover420: 7:08am On Mar 21, 2017
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Re: Should Kitchen And Bathroom Waste Go To The Septic Tank Or To The Soak Away by piperson(m): 7:09am On Mar 21, 2017
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Re: Should Kitchen And Bathroom Waste Go To The Septic Tank Or To The Soak Away by eightsin(m): 7:09am On Mar 21, 2017
From my layman's point of view... anything only water should be directed to the soak away while the solid waste to the septic. As for size... honestly Idunno.

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Re: Should Kitchen And Bathroom Waste Go To The Septic Tank Or To The Soak Away by fineboynl(m): 7:10am On Mar 21, 2017
soakaway should only be for bathroom and the kitchen should be septic tank because of kitchen waste which is similar to shits. r you building it yourself? why nor get the real builders to do it

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Re: Should Kitchen And Bathroom Waste Go To The Septic Tank Or To The Soak Away by helphelp: 7:10am On Mar 21, 2017
Ordinary water....

Why not channel it directly to the gutters

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Re: Should Kitchen And Bathroom Waste Go To The Septic Tank Or To The Soak Away by spayor(m): 7:10am On Mar 21, 2017
The soakaway size should be according to your size of poor ....
Re: Should Kitchen And Bathroom Waste Go To The Septic Tank Or To The Soak Away by adebaxton(m): 7:10am On Mar 21, 2017
mufutau55:


Direct water of bathroom and kitchen to the Soak-away, the bottom will not be plastered so the water can soak under ground.
Direct the actual poo from the toilet to the Septic Tank, bottom will be well plastered.
Make their respective size according to the empty space you have.

Hajji Mufutau

You have said it all Sir.

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Re: Should Kitchen And Bathroom Waste Go To The Septic Tank Or To The Soak Away by Cutehector(m): 7:12am On Mar 21, 2017
Mehn it still beats my imagination... How all these waste contaminated water enters back into the earth and yet still, clean fresh water is returned back to d surface in borehole systems

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Re: Should Kitchen And Bathroom Waste Go To The Septic Tank Or To The Soak Away by mich24(m): 7:14am On Mar 21, 2017
I haven't build a house before so I don't know, you may wait for the person under me he might have something reasonable to say.
Re: Should Kitchen And Bathroom Waste Go To The Septic Tank Or To The Soak Away by fineboynl(m): 7:16am On Mar 21, 2017
Cutehector:
Mehn it still beats my imagination... How all these waste contaminated water enters back into the earth and yet still, clean fresh water is returned back to d surface in borehole systems
borehole water is not healthy. its untreated and unrefined. drinking directly is destruction to ones health

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Re: Should Kitchen And Bathroom Waste Go To The Septic Tank Or To The Soak Away by Nduemma12(m): 7:17am On Mar 21, 2017
Good morning to you all.

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Re: Should Kitchen And Bathroom Waste Go To The Septic Tank Or To The Soak Away by sunnedee2: 7:18am On Mar 21, 2017
None.
Use as biofuel to generate electricity or cooking gas and thank me later.
Re: Should Kitchen And Bathroom Waste Go To The Septic Tank Or To The Soak Away by Nobody: 7:19am On Mar 21, 2017
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Re: Should Kitchen And Bathroom Waste Go To The Septic Tank Or To The Soak Away by KingRex1(m): 7:20am On Mar 21, 2017
Ignorant builders in naija use soakaway for everything.. Others may connect pipes to a mini gutter outter the compound to a drainage system.
Soakaways are best for liquid wastes where the earth may drain it at most times, that's why it takes really long to full. On the other hand, Septic tanks are best for solid toilet wastes. Theyre well plastered at the base to prevent the harsh waste from contaminating underground water

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Re: Should Kitchen And Bathroom Waste Go To The Septic Tank Or To The Soak Away by Nobody: 7:20am On Mar 21, 2017
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Re: Should Kitchen And Bathroom Waste Go To The Septic Tank Or To The Soak Away by Cutehector(m): 7:22am On Mar 21, 2017
fineboynl:
borehole water is not healthy. its untreated and unrefined. drinking directly is destruction to ones health
I didn't mention healthy.. I said clean.. Dat means clear...

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