Originally Posted by jdalrymple
We have covered storage and use a macerator pump to reach a clean out at home, too.
It is easy to become very spoiled.
I am curious about the use of preservatives in the black tank. We completely quit using anything in the tanks several years ago, and have no issues with odor.
Do most folks still use the "blue" stuff?
Certainly, I would not empty my tanks into my home septic system if the tanks had any chemicals in them, i suspect trouble would result quite quickly.
We do add enzymes and yeast to our home septic tank regularly. I have always done so, and I have never had any difficulties.
We even added these things to our trailer black tank for a while, but I didn't see any benefit, so I quit.
I use the green "BioActive" liquid that purports to contain bacteria and enzymes that speed breakdown of solids and control odor. It has no fragrance added and claims to be safe for septic systems. I must confess that I've never NOT used it, so it may be that the venting system in the Argosy that keeps the stink out of the bathroom.