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Old 05-31-2006, 10:04 PM   #1
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The effect of using the blue liquid black water treatment on septic fields

Will this blue liquid septic field treatment have a negative effect on septic fields.
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Old 06-01-2006, 05:05 AM   #2
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If the blue liquid contains formaldhyde then the answer is it will kill the bateria in the tank and make it ineffective. You will have to add a lot of water to flush the tank and then restart the system with new bacteria. Better to dump it in a comercial waste treatment facility that is intended to handle it.
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A better choice, even though you didn't specifically ask for it, would be an enzyme-based additive, such as Odorlos. It is a concentrated version of what you find in your black tank, as far as microbes, so it will not harm a drain field.
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try using nothing

Many have gone without an additive and haven't had odor issues.
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Old 06-01-2006, 07:09 PM   #5
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you know...

Campcollector has a point. This past summer I used a different kind of enzyme tablet (the name escapes me at the moment) vs. the green liquid "enzyme" that Camping World sells. While the new tablets worked GREAT... the waste smelled, well, like garlic poo when ever I dumped (the trailer's black tank....not ME).

I "forgot" to use the tablets for a trip to OR last winter... and never had any breakdown issues. This past trip to E. WA with for the forum rally, again, I did not use the tablets. No smell (at least, no one pointed one out to me, nor did I smell one) nor dump issues -

My theory is that once you have a "healthy" dump tank, you really don't need to keep adding enzymes.
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If the blue liquid contains formaldhyde then the answer is it will kill the bateria in the tank and make it ineffective. You will have to add a lot of water to flush the tank and then restart the system with new bacteria. Better to dump it in a comercial waste treatment facility that is intended to handle it.
This is a big deal if it's your household septic tanks we're talking about, and ethically you should not put it in somebody else's septic either. Keeping a septic tank "active" is a bit like keeping an aquarium balanced, except for one thing. If your aquarium isn't balanced, you'll wind up with a tank full of dead fish. If your septic tank isn't "active," you'll wind up with a tank full of "undigested" sh**. That's when you have to call a honey dipper to clean your tanks and start over.
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Agree~

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Many have gone without an additive and haven't had odor issues.
I completely agree..I think this odor issues is a non-issue..No one bothers to keeps that stuff for any length of time...
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